By Japonica Brown-Saracino
Newcomers to older neighborhoods are typically perceived as harmful, tearing down every thing that made where distinct and engaging. yet as A local That by no means Changes demonstrates, many gentrifiers search to maintain the genuine neighborhood taste in their new houses, instead of ruthlessly remake them. Drawing on ethnographic learn in 4 particular communities—the Chicago neighborhoods of Andersonville and Argyle and the hot England cities of Provincetown and Dresden—Japonica Brown-Saracino paints a colourful portrait of ways citizens new and previous, from prosperous homosexual householders to Portuguese fishermen, take into consideration gentrification.
The new breed of gentrifiers, Brown-Saracino reveals, shows an acute self-consciousness approximately their function within the approach and works to lessen gentrification’s dangers for yes longtime citizens. In an period of speedy swap, they cherish the original and fragile, no matter if a dilapidated condominium, a two-hundred-year-old panorama, or the presence of individuals deeply rooted within the position they reside. Contesting many long-standing assumptions approximately gentrification, Brown-Saracino’s soaking up research unearths the unforeseen methods ideals approximately authenticity, position, and alter play out within the social, political, and monetary lives of very varied neighborhoods.
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A Neighborhood That Never Changes: Gentrification, Social Preservation, and the Search for Authenticity (Fieldwork Encounters and Discoveries) by Japonica Brown-Saracino