Contextual Diversity in Gentrification Research

@article{Maloutas2012ContextualDI,
  title={Contextual Diversity in Gentrification Research},
  author={Thomas Maloutas},
  journal={Critical Sociology},
  year={2012},
  volume={38},
  pages={33 - 48}
}
  • T. Maloutas
  • Published 1 January 2012
  • History
  • Critical Sociology
This article argues against the allegedly inter-contextual character of gentrification within the new gentrification research agenda. The main argument is that gentrification is a concept highly dependent on contextual causality and its generalized use will not remove its contextual attachment to the Anglo-American metropolis. The second argument is that looking for gentrification in increasingly varied contexts displaces emphasis from causal mechanisms to similarities in outcomes across… 
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