Heritage and rural gentrification in Spain: the case of Santiago Millas

  title={Heritage and rural gentrification in Spain: the case of Santiago Millas},
  author={Pablo Alonso Gonz{\'a}lez},
  journal={International Journal of Heritage Studies},
  pages={125 - 140}
Abstract Although gentrification has been mostly understood as an urban phenomenon, the permanent establishment of urban dwellers in rural areas is becoming a widespread trend across the world. Despite its relevance to postindustrial societies, rural gentrification has been largely overlooked by heritage scholars, and has been explored very little in the context of Spain. In this article, I examine the relationship between heritage and rural gentrification through the case study of Santiago… 
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