The Gentrification and Inequality in Brooklyn

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In this book, Desena examines the ways that working class residents and incoming gentrifiers form parallel cultures within the shared physical spaces of their community. Gentrification and Inequality in Brooklyn touches on issues familiar to anyone who has lived in a multi-class or multi-ethnic community, while offering new perspectives on the ways that such communities develop and maintain the boundaries of social segregation.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 116 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 15.24mm | 294.83g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739123424
  • 9780739123423

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By shining a brilliant light on the mundane struggles between gentry and working class residents locally in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, DeSena reveals the class conflicts produced by capitalism globally. As in her previous works, she again demonstrates the value of theoretically informed urban ethnography in bringing to the foreground important, but often overlooked, aspects of urban social life. -- Jerome Krase, Emeritus and Murray Koppelman Professor, Brooklyn College, The City University of New York As an urban sociologist with young children, DeSena brings a fresh perspective to gentrification research. She identifies how schools and playgrounds - places at the heart of every neighborhood - become significant, on a daily basis, in reinforcing class inequalities. DeSena has brought families back into the study of the city, and we should thank her for doing so. -- Daphne Spain, James M. Page Professor and Chair, Department of Urban and Environmental Planning, University of Virginiashow more

About Judith N. DeSena

Judith N. DeSena is professor of sociology at St. John's University.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Gentrification, Segregation, and Negotiation in the City Chapter 3 The Neighborhood of Greenpoint Chapter 4 Neighborhood Demographics and Change Chapter 5 Gentrification in Everyday Life Chapter 6 Gentrification and Local Schools: Women Shape the Urban Landscape Chapter 7 Soccer Moms in the City Chapter 8 Views of Manhattan for Sale: Rezoning for Residential Development on the East River Chapter 9 Conclusions: What it Means for the Future of the Cityshow more

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