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Gentrification around the World, Volume I

Gentrifiers and the Displaced

  • Jerome Krase
  • Judith N. DeSena

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Urban Anthropology book series (PSUA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Jerome Krase, Judith N. DeSena
    Pages 1-10
  3. The Americas

  4. Europe

  5. Middle East and Far East

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 315-319

About this book


Bringing together scholarly but readable essays on the process of gentrification, this two-volume collection addresses the broad question: In what ways does gentrification affect cities, neighborhoods, and the everyday experiences of ordinary people? In this first volume of Gentrification around the World, contributors from various academic disciplines provide individual case studies on gentrification and displacement from around the globe: chapters cover the United States of America, Spain, Brazil, Sweden, Japan, Korea, Morocco, Great Britain, Canada, France, Finland, Peru, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Syria, and Iceland. The qualitative methodologies used in each chapter—which emphasize ethnographic, participatory, and visual approaches that interrogate the representation of gentrification in the arts, film, and other mass media—are themselves a unique and pioneering way of studying gentrification and its consequences worldwide.


urban ethnography urban policy neighborhood gentrification displacement inclusion-exclusion urban renewal regeneration affordability urban planning neoliberalism

Editors and affiliations

  • Jerome Krase
    • 1
  • Judith N. DeSena
    • 2
  1. 1.Brooklyn CollegeThe City University of New YorkBrooklynUSA
  2. 2.St. John's UniversityQueensUSA

About the editors

Jerome Krase is Emeritus and Murray Koppelman Professor at Brooklyn College, CUNY, USA. He has authored or edited several books on urban life, including Self and Community in the City (1982), Race and Ethnicity in New York City (2004), Ethnic Landscapes in an Urban World (2007), Seeing Cities Change (2012), Race, Class and Gentrification in Brooklyn (2016), and Diversity and Local Contexts: Urban Space, Borders and Migration (2017).

Judith N. DeSena is Professor of Sociology at St. John’s University, USA. She has authored Protecting One's Turf: Social Strategies for Maintaining Urban Neighborhoods (1990 and 2005),  People Power: Grass Roots Politics and Race Relations (1999), Gentrification and Inequality in Brooklyn: The New Kids on the Block (2009) and, with co-author Jerome Krase, Race, Class, And Gentrification in Brooklyn (2016).

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Gentrification around the World, Volume I
  • Book Subtitle Gentrifiers and the Displaced
  • Editors Jerome Krase
    Judith N. DeSena
  • Series Title Palgrave Studies in Urban Anthropology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Palgrave Studies in Urban Anthropology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-41336-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-41339-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-41337-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXI, 319
  • Number of Illustrations 14 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Social Anthropology
    Urban Studies/Sociology
    Social Structure, Social Inequality
    Sociology of Culture
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