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Author Anderson, Christian M., 1978- author
Title Urbanism without guarantees : the everyday life of a gentrifying west side neighborhood / Christian M. Anderson
Imprint Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2020]
book jacket
 Ethnology Library  HT177.N5 A24 2020    DUE 09-13-21    30520020887569
 Euro-Am Studies Lib  307.76 An2329 2020    AVAILABLE  -  30500101567108
Descript xxxv, 250 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Diverse economies and livable worlds
Diverse economies and livable worlds
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-241) and index
Situating a Struggle -- Renovating and Making the Urban Question Critical: Toward a Parallax Urbanism -- Fateful Leaps: Flipping the Script on Rent Gaps and Revanchism -- Unsettling the Urban Question -- The Contingencies of Civic Action, Revisted -- The Hitch, or, Performative Infrastructure -- Place-Embedded Stories and Other Incitements to Parallax Urbanism -- A Brief (Infrastructural?) History of West Forty-Sixth Street -- Specters, Traditions, and the Dominance of Common Sense -- Battles, Contradictions, and Good Sense -- This Hegemony is a Drag
"Anderson's work of urban geography is centered in ethnographic work undertaken on a single street in Clinton/Hell's Kitchen in New York City. At one time a site of disinvestment, the street is now rapidly gentrifying, and Miller examines the everyday strategies of residents to preserve the "quality of life" of their neighborhood, to define and maintain their values of urban living. Residents pick up litter, call the 311 hotline to report minor concerns, and form a block association to hire a private security firm to monitor the local public park. Anderson's broader agenda is to show how processes such as "investment" and "gentrification" are constructed out of the aggregate actions of ordinary people, and thus can be the sites of critique and intervention"-- Provided by publisher
Link Online version: Anderson, Christian M., 1978- Urbanism without guarantees Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2020. 9781452960920 (DLC) 2019023562
Subject Gentrification -- New York (State) -- New York
Gentrification -- Social aspects -- New York (State) -- New York
Sociology, Urban
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