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Review: 'The Handbook of Gentrification Studies'

A book by Loretta Lees and Martin Phillips, published in 2018, is reviewed and recommended to "graduates studying anthropology of cities, urbanism, geography, and new urban identities."
March 28, 2019, 8am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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The Handbook of Gentrification Studies, comprises studies split into 27 chapters, aiming for comprehensiveness. Yves Laberge, from the University of Ottawa in Canada, reviews the Handbook for the Electronic Green Journal.

According to Laberge, the Handbook takes several approaches to defining and describing gentrification. Petra Doan in Chapter 10 defines gentrification as "a process in which higher income land-users replace lower income land-users and increase capital investment in the neighbourhood," for instance. Another chapter identifies three subcategories of "green gentrification": environmental gentrification, ecological gentrification, and green gentrification.

Summarizing the assessment, Laberge writes that the Handbook, "provides the richest, the most comprehensive presentation on gentrification, with its main concepts and subfields, the various disciplines referring to it, and numerous ramifications such as tourism gentrification, soft gentrification, rural gentrification, and many others."

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Published on Thursday, February 28, 2019 in Electronic Green Journal
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