Gentrification and the Politics of the New Middle Class

@article{Ley1994GentrificationAT,
  title={Gentrification and the Politics of the New Middle Class},
  author={David Ley},
  journal={Environment and Planning D: Society and Space},
  year={1994},
  volume={12},
  pages={53 - 74}
}
  • D. Ley
  • Published 1 February 1994
  • History
  • Environment and Planning D: Society and Space
Whereas authors have frequently alluded to an adversarial politics among the new middle class of professional and managerial workers, surveys and electoral returns confirm a generally conservative disposition in this group as a whole. In this paper I seek to specify a social location for left—liberal politics among a distinctive cadre of social and cultural professionals, the cultural new class. This cadre also bears a distinct geographical identity, with an overconcentration in the central… 

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