Habitable Space? The Price of Gentrification

  • James Rosbrook-Thompson
  • Gary Armstrong
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Urban Anthropology book series (PSUA)


In this chapter, we examine an issue never far from the mind of social scientists and commentators interested in cities: gentrification. After considering key contributions to debates over the gentrification of cities, we explore what the arrival of the ‘gentrifying frontier’ on LG has meant for residents of the estate. More specifically, we explore the consequences of rising property prices and a changing cultural setting for owner-occupiers, private renters, landlords and council tenants. Exploring these consequences of course entails a consideration of what role, if any, members of each group have played in processes of gentrification.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • James Rosbrook-Thompson
    • 1
  • Gary Armstrong
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Humanities and Social SciencesAnglia Ruskin UniversityCambridgeUK
  2. 2.College of Business, Arts and Social SciencesBrunel University LondonUxbridgeUK

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