Ethnic Packaging and Gentrification

  title={Ethnic Packaging and Gentrification},
  author={Jason Hackworth and Josephine Rekers},
  journal={Urban Affairs Review},
  pages={211 - 236}
Urban theory has historically situated ethnic commercial strips as an organic extension of nearby ethnic residential enclaving. While this is still a useful way to frame such commercial spaces in many cities, this article argues that some areas of this sort function as a marketable branding mechanism (intended or not) to produce nearby residential gentrification. This article explores the influence of ethnic packaging on the process of gentrification in Toronto, Ontario. Using four ethnically… 

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