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Best Gentrification Books You Should Read

Looking for the best Gentrification books? Browse our list to find excellent book recommendations on the subject.

How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the Neighborhood (2018)

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Author(s): P. E. Moskowitz

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City (2017)

 Best Gentrification Books You Should ReadIn Evicted, Princeton sociologist and MacArthur “Genius” Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they each struggle to keep a roof over their heads.
Author(s): Matthew Desmond

Gentrification (2007)

 Best Gentrification Books You Should ReadThis first textbook on the topic of gentrification is written for upper-level undergraduates in geography, sociology, and planning. The gentrification of urban areas has accelerated across the globe to become a central engine of urban development, and it is a topic that has attracted a great deal of interest in both academia and the popular press.
Author(s): Loretta Lees , Tom Slater, et al.

The Gentrification of the Mind: Witness to a Lost Imagination (2013)

 Best Gentrification Books You Should ReadIn this gripping memoir of the AIDS years (1981–1996), Sarah Schulman recalls how much of the rebellious queer culture, cheap rents, and a vibrant downtown arts movement vanished almost overnight to be replaced by gay conservative spokespeople and mainstream consumerism.
Author(s): Sarah Schulman

The Gentrification Debates (The Metropolis and Modern Life) (2010)

 Best Gentrification Books You Should ReadUniquely well suited for teaching, this innovative text-reader strengthens students’ critical thinking skills, sparks classroom discussion, and also provides a comprehensive and accessible understanding of gentrification.
Author(s): Japonica Brown-Saracino

There Goes the ‘Hood: Views of Gentrification from the Ground Up (2006)

 Best Gentrification Books You Should ReadThere Goes the ‘Hood analyzes the experience of gentrification for residents of two predominantly black New York City neighbourhoods. It thereby adds an important yet often overlooked perspective to debates on gentrification – the residents of formerly disinvested neighbourhoods themselves. Their perspectives suggest that neither gentrification is neither entirely threatening or redemptive for urban neighbourhoods.
Author(s): Lance Freeman

The Color of Law: A History of How Our Government Segregated America (2018)

 Best Gentrification Books You Should ReadNew York Times Bestseller • Notable Book of the Year • Editors’ Choice Selection One of Bill Gates’ “Amazing Books” of the Year One of Publishers Weekly’s 10 Best Books of the Year Longlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction An NPR Best Book of the Year Winner of the Hillman Prize for Nonfiction Gold Winner • California Book Award (Nonfiction) Finalist • Los Angeles Times Book Prize (History) Finalist • Br…
Author(s): Richard Rothstein

African Americans and Gentrification in Washington, D.C. (Urban Anthropology) (2017)

 Best Gentrification Books You Should ReadThis book uses qualitative data to explore the experiences and ideas of African Americans confronting and constructing gentrification in Washington, D.C.
Author(s): Sabiyha Prince

The Gentrification Reader (2010)

 Best Gentrification Books You Should ReadGentrification remains a subject of heated debate in the public realm as well as scholarly and policy circles.
Author(s): Loretta Lees

The Death and Life of Great American Cities (1992)

 Best Gentrification Books You Should ReadA direct and fundamentally optimistic indictment of the short-sightedness and intellectual arrogance that has characterized much of urban planning in this century, The Death and Life of Great American Cities has, since its first publication in 1961, become the standard against which all endeavors in that field are measured.
Author(s): Jane Jacobs

Best Gentrification Books You Should Read

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Ninth Art. Bande dessinée, Books and the Gentrification of Mass Culture, 1964-1975

Author(s): Sylvain Lesage
ID: 3599563, Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2023, Size: 8 Mb, Format: pdf

Diversity of Urban Inclusivity: Perspectives Beyond Gentrification in Advanced City-Regions

Author(s): Toshio Mizuuchi, Geerhardt Kornatowski, Taku Fukumoto
ID: 3664827, Publisher: Springer, Year: 2023, Size: 8 Mb, Format: pdf

The Roots of Urban Renaissance: Gentrification and the Struggle over Harlem

Author(s): Brian D. Goldstein
ID: 3672183, Publisher: Princeton University Press, Year: 2023, Size: 368 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are really hot items according to The Wall Street Journal, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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