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Commentary : Gentrification, segregation and the vocabulary of affluent residential choice


Atkinson, R, Commentary : Gentrification, segregation and the vocabulary of affluent residential choice, Urban Studies, 45, (12) pp. 2626-2636. ISSN 1360-063X (2008) [Refereed Article]

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When I began my doctoral work, on gentrification in London, I was fuelled by a desire to measure what was largely an invisible social problem. Household displacement had barely been tackled as an issue and, as for public policy, the idea had entered neither the vocabulary or psychology, except perhaps through well-known texts on the impacts of dislocation through slum clearance, such as that by Young and Willmott (1964).The almost total influence of gentrification in many centralcity areas suggests that any displacement that could be achieved has already occurred and that this has already left many boroughs and neighbourhoods as high-income enclaves, often with a remnant scattering of public housing.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Urban sociology and community studies
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Government and politics
Objective Field:Civics and citizenship
UTAS Author:Atkinson, R (Associate Professor Rowland Atkinson)
ID Code:54953
Year Published:2008
Web of Science® Times Cited:31
Deposited By:Sociology and Social Work
Deposited On:2009-03-03
Last Modified:2012-09-24

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