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Gentrification: The New Colonialism in the Modern Era

@inproceedings{Wharton2008GentrificationTN,
  title={Gentrification: The New Colonialism in the Modern Era},
  author={J. Wharton},
  year={2008}
}
  • J. Wharton
  • Published 2008
  • Geography
  • Introduction Within the last fifty years, gentrification has become a serious concern in numerous cities, particularly in North America. While the noted British sociologist Ruth Glass coined the term to describe how the middle class "invaded" former working class sections of London in the 1960s, the process breeds exclusivity, marginalization and supposed revitalization for affluent urban newcomers. (1) Gentrification occurs when business professionals or the so-called "gentry class" locate (or… CONTINUE READING
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