By Japonica Brown-Saracino
Newcomers to older neighborhoods tend to be perceived as damaging, tearing down every thing that made where certain 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 examine in 4 specific 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 the way citizens new and previous, 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 technique and works to lessen gentrification’s hazards for convinced longtime citizens. In an period of swift swap, they cherish the original and fragile, even 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 examine unearths the unforeseen methods ideals approximately authenticity, position, and alter play out within the social, political, and fiscal lives of very various 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