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Handbook of Gentrification Studies

Edited by Loretta Lees, Chair of Human Geography, School of Geography, Geology and the Environment, University of Leicester with Martin Phillips, School of Geography, Geology and the Environment, University of Leicester, UK
It is now over 50 years since the term ‘gentrification’ was first coined by the British urbanist Ruth Glass in 1964, in which time gentrification studies has become a subject in its own right. This Handbook, the first ever in gentrification studies, is a critical and authoritative assessment of the field. Although the Handbook does not seek to rehearse the classic literature on gentrification from the 1970s to the 1990s in detail, it is referred to in the new assessments of the field gathered in this volume. The original chapters offer an important dialogue between existing theory and new conceptualisations of gentrification for new times and new places, in many cases offering novel empirical evidence.
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Publication Date: April 2018
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It is now over 50 years since the term ‘gentrification’ was first coined by the British urbanist Ruth Glass in 1964, in which time gentrification studies has become a subject in its own right. This Handbook, the first ever in gentrification studies, is a critical and authoritative assessment of the field. Although the Handbook does not seek to rehearse the classic literature on gentrification from the 1970s to the 1990s in detail, it is referred to in the new assessments of the field gathered in this volume. The original chapters offer an important dialogue between existing theory and new conceptualisations of gentrification for new times and new places, in many cases offering novel empirical evidence.

Scholarly contributions are drawn from both established and up and coming experts in gentrification studies world-wide, and a deliberate attempt has been made to broaden the geographical scope of study. As such, the Handbook covers processes of gentrification in the global north and the global south. It also looks at different mutations of gentrification and pays proper attention to both resistance to gentrification and the importance of thinking about alternatives. The Handbook challenges readers to look at both the future of gentrification studies as well as the actual process of gentrification itself.

Gentrification studies is interdisciplinary and this Handbook will be especially useful to scholars in many fields including geography, sociology, anthropology, planning, law, urban studies, policy studies, rural studies, development studies, and cultural studies. It will also be of value to those activists fighting gentrification worldwide.
Contributors include: S. Annunziata, E. Ascensão, M. Benson, W. Boterman, S. Bunce, M. Davidson, F. de Haan, G. DeVerteuil, P. Doan, M. Fernández Arrigoitia, A. Cocola-Gant, S. He, C. Hochstenbach, P. Hubbard, T. Huse, E. Jackson, J. Kahne, C. Kinton, A. Layard, E. López-Morales, H. Pearsall, A. Pratt, C. Rivas-Alonso, P. Rérat, B. Sak?zl?o?lu, H.B. Shin, T. Slater, D. Smith, J. Steele, Z. Zhang
CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION
1. Towards a C21st Global Gentrification Studies
Loretta Lees

SECTION I RETHINKING GENTRIFICATION (THEORY)
2. Beyond Anglo-American Gentrification Theory
Hyun Bang Shin and Ernesto Lopez-Morales

3. Beyond the Elephant of Gentrification: relational approaches to a chaotic problem
Freek de Hann

4. Comparative urbanism in gentrification studies: fashion or progress?
Loretta Lees

SECTION II KEY/CORE CONCEPTS IN GENTRIFICATION STUDIES
5. From class to gentrification and back again Class
Michaela Benson and Emma Jackson

6. Gentrification and Landscape Change
Martin Phillips

7. Spatial capital and planetary gentrification: residential location, mobility and social inequality
Patrick Rerat

8. Rent gaps
Tom Slater

9. Gentrification induced Displacement
Zhao Zhang and Shenjing He

SECTION III SOCIAL CLEAVAGES IN ADDITION TO CLASS
10. Non-normative sexualities and gentrification
Petra Doan

11. Age, lifecourse and generation in gentrification processes
Cody Hochstenbach and Willem Boterman

12. Gentrification and ethnicity
Tone Huse

13. Rethinking the Gender-Gentrification Nexus
Bahar Sakizlioglu

SECTION IV TYPES OF GENTRIFICATION
14. Slum gentrification
Eduardo Ascensao

15. New-build gentrification
Mark Davidson

16. The Gentrification of Public Housing
Melissa Fernandez

17. Tourism Gentrification
Agustin Cocola Gant

18. Retail Gentrification
Phil Hubbard

19. Gentle gentrification in the exceptional city of LA?
Juliet Kahne

20. New directions in urban environmental/green gentrification research
Hamil Pearsall

21. Gentrification, artists and cultural economy
Andy Pratt

22. Wilderness gentrification: moving ‘off-the-beaten rural tracks’
Darren Smith, Martin Phillips and Chloe Kinton

SECTION V LIVING AND RESISTING GENTRIFICATION
23. Resisting gentrification
Sandra Annunziata and Clara Rivas Alonso

24. Alternatives to gentrification: exploring urban community land trusts and urban eco-village practices
Susannah Bunce

25. Immigration and gentrification
Geoffrey DeVerteuil

26. Property and planning law in England: facilitating and countering gentrification
Antonia Layard

27. Self-renovating neighbourhoods as an alternative to gentrification or decline
Jess Steele

Index