By Japonica Brown-Saracino
Newcomers to older neighborhoods tend to be perceived as harmful, tearing down every little thing that made where unique and tasty. yet as A local That by no means Changes demonstrates, many gentrifiers search to maintain the actual neighborhood taste in their new houses, instead of ruthlessly remake them. Drawing on ethnographic learn in 4 certain communities—the Chicago neighborhoods of Andersonville and Argyle and the recent England cities of Provincetown and Dresden—Japonica Brown-Saracino paints a colourful portrait of ways citizens new and outdated, from filthy rich homosexual owners to Portuguese fishermen, take into consideration gentrification.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 strategy and works to reduce gentrification’s dangers for convinced longtime citizens. In an period of quick switch, they cherish the original and fragile, no matter if a dilapidated residence, a two-hundred-year-old panorama, or the presence of individuals deeply rooted within the position they stay. Contesting many long-standing assumptions approximately gentrification, Brown-Saracino’s soaking up research finds the unforeseen methods ideals approximately authenticity, position, and alter play out within the social, political, and monetary lives of very diverse 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