The Resource Claiming neighborhood : new ways of understanding urban change, John Betancur, Janet Smith

Claiming neighborhood : new ways of understanding urban change, John Betancur, Janet Smith

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Claiming neighborhood : new ways of understanding urban change
Title
Claiming neighborhood
Title remainder
new ways of understanding urban change
Statement of responsibility
John Betancur, Janet Smith
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Based on historical case studies in Chicago, John J. Betancur and Janet L. Smith focus both the theoretical and practical explanations for why neighborhoods change today. As the authors show, a diverse collection of people including urban policy experts, elected officials, investors, resident leaders, institutions, community-based organizations, and many others compete to control how neighborhoods change and are characterized. Betancur and Smith argue that neighborhoods have become sites of consumption and spaces to be consumed. Discourse is used to add and subtract value from them. The romanticized image of "the neighborhood" exaggerates or obscures race and class struggles while celebrating diversity and income mixing. Scholars and policy makers must reexamine what sustains this image and the power effects produced in order to explain and govern urban space more equitably"--
  • "Using historical case studies in Chicago, Betancur and Smith examine the forces shaping neighborhoods today, focusing on both theoretical and practical explanations for why neighborhoods change. A diverse collection of people and institutions, including urban policy experts, elected officials, investors, speculators, academics, service providers, resident leaders, churches, and community-based organizations, compete to control how neighborhoods change and are characterized. Their interactions and power plays ultimately determine the fate of neighborhoods and their residents. A key argument made is that in our postindustrial economy, neighborhoods have become sites of consumption and spaces to be consumed. Discourse is used to add and subtract value from them--for example, a romanticized image of "the neighborhood" too often exaggerates or obscures race and class struggles while celebrating diversity and income mixing. The authors challenge this image, arguing that in order to explain and govern urban space more equitably, scholars and policy makers must reexamine what sustains this image and the power effects produced"--
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DLC
Dewey number
307.1/2160977311
Index
index present
LC call number
HT168.C5
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Claiming neighborhood : new ways of understanding urban change, John Betancur, Janet Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; 1. Prevailing Approaches to the Study of Neighborhoods and Change; 2. Understanding Change in Today's Changing Urban Mosaic; 3. Recasting Race/Ethnicity: The Gentrification of Bronzeville and Pilsen; 4. Constructing Carceral Space: How Englewood Became the Ghetto; 5. Constructing Flexible Spaces of Accumulation and Social Reproduction; 6. Selling the Neighborhood: Commodification versus Differential Space; 7. Reinventing Neighborhood? Transforming Chicago's Public Housing
  • 8. Building the Organization or Building the Community? Community Development in a Time of Flexible AccumulationConclusion; Notes; References; Index
Control code
ocn956502083
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252098949
Lccn
2016036726
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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22573/ctt1hf5qj0
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.b35569451
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)956502083
  • jstor0252098943

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