Gentrification is Inevitable and Other Lies

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Gentrification is Inevitable and Other Lies

Gentrification is Inevitable and Other Lies

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How can we convince someone a mom-and-pop restaurant is as important as the new eatery with 100 beers on tap? In Gentrification Is Inevitable and Other Lies , Leslie Kern travels to Toronto, Vancouver, New York, London and Paris to look at how gentrification is killing our cities and what we can do about it. An insightful read on gentrification, capitalism, 'white privilege', and many things I haven't really thought about before, such as the gentrification of 'yoga', 'tattoos', and more.

Confronts gentrification with a multidimensional and intersectional critique, revealing the process of urban ‘improvement’ as an unending campaign of social exclusion and a biting metaphor for making money.Kern expertly weaves theory, concepts, and up-to-date debates about gentrification together, making it accessible not only to urban scholars but to general readers too. seemed to fall into the trap of “if the activism isn’t perfectly intersectional it’s not worth doing” at times, which i struggled with. her main gripe with gentrification discourse seems to be the over-emphasis on class which is sort of hard for me to wrap my head around because gentrification is, in fact, a class-structuring process.

Gentrification Is Inevitable and Other Lies] examines the forces behind displacement in North America and beyond, arguing for an intersectional way of understanding gentrification, one that acknowledges the harms done to working people based not just on class but also on race, gender, and sexuality. In a local context, I disagreed with some of her assessments of Toronto in particular -- building dense housing is a net good in an expensive city with low housing supply! I read some Goodreads reviews whose authors criticized Kern for frequently citing the work of fellow scholars. It emphasizes that gentrification touches everyone's lives, and that everyone therefore has a responsibility to devote their specific skills to reducing its impact on vulnerable populations. The impact of gentrification on race, class, gender, age, and Indigenous peoples are astutely explored…A first class analysis and tool kit.Um bom livro introdutório que peca por ser repetitivo e tocar apenas superficialmente em alguns temas.

Pros: It made me consider cultural capital as a power dynamic in gentrification and how cultural power dynamics in shape personal taste.She’s right about everything, and this is a great book for people who may not have already been thinking on this path, but it doesn’t present much of a solution for those of us in the “first wave” who are barely hanging on as it is. In this clear and smartly written book, Leslie Kern brings together some of the most recognizable and essential elements of urban gentrification, making this familiar and ubiquitous term strange, in the most effective and generative ways.

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