Tone Huse: Everyday Life in the Gentrifying City: on displacement, ethnic privileging, and the right to stay put
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I first came across research on gentrification in Norway, specifically Oslo, in 2003 when I was invited to give a keynote speech on ‘Gentrification and the idea of social mixing’ at Urbanism 2003: New Urban Cultures: gentrification and immigration, organised by the Department of Urbanism and the Norwegian Architects Association at the Oslo School of Architecture. I was one of four international speakers, the others being Robert Beauregard, Michael Pryke and Andres Duany. On hearing in some detail about the various research projects about gentrification going on in Oslo I was struck back then with the relationship between immigration and gentrification in the city. As such I began to read sociologist Tone Huse’s new book Everyday Life in the Gentrifying City: on displacement, ethnic privileging, and the right to stayput based on ethnographic fieldwork in Oslo with great interest.
The book is part of Ashgate’s Cities and Society book series which seeks to disseminate new research that...