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Race, Class, and Gentrification in Brooklyn: A View from the Street (Paperback)
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Race, Class, and Gentrification in Brooklyn: A View from the Street (Paperback)

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Paperback 188 Pages / Published: 15/05/2018
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In this book, the authors "revisit" two iconic Brooklyn neighborhoods, Crown Heights-Prospect-Lefferts Gardens and Greenpoint-Williamsburg, where they have been active scholars since the 1970s. Krase and DeSena's comprehensive view from the street describes and analyses the neighborhoods' decline and rise with a focus on race and social class. They look closely at the strategies used to resist and promote neighborhood change and conclude with an analysis of the ways in which these neighborhoods contribute to current images and trends in Brooklyn. This book contributes to a better understanding of the elevated status of Brooklyn as a global city and destination place.

Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9781498512572
Number of pages: 188
Weight: 263 g
Dimensions: 230 x 154 x 14 mm


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Krase and DeSena are seasoned researchers whose lives and work intersect with the spaces they interrogate and illuminate in this intensely detailed study. Greenpoint-Williamsburg, Crown Heights/Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, and the communities that live in these iconic neighborhoods are contested ground, where municipal policies, global economic and cultural forces, historical and systemic racism, and attachment to place ignite passions and spur community action against the forces that result in change, including gentrification. The benefit of the long view provided by both authors is a deep sense of context for contemporary battles to preserve affordable housing and self-determination. [The] theoretical framework and a clear politics provide structure to the study.... Summing Up: Recommended. All academic levels/libraries. * CHOICE *
This comprehensive study of two key Brooklyn neighbourhoods eminently contributes to a better understanding of the appeal of Brooklyn and its increasingly attractive world-wide image. DeSena and Krase have produced a fine-tuned examination of significant social and economic changes that spans almost half a century. This well-sourced, well-written book is a robust endorsement of the high value of ethnographically-based analysis that will be of interest to specialists and to undergraduate and graduate students in urban anthropology, sociology, history, politics and urban studies. -- Italo Pardo, University of Kent
These two books [this book and Brian Goldstein's The Roots of Urban Renaissance: Gentrification and the Struggle over Harlem], independently, but more effectively together, perform an important service for scholars of neighborhood change. They enhance our understanding of a complex urban dynamic. * Journal of Planning History *
Krase and DeSena are two of the most important contemporary sociologists of everyday urban life. This book is a wonderful retrospective of their work on urban change in Brooklyn. It is a rare opportunity to have an insider perspective from researchers of neighborhood change spanning forty years, but this book provides us with this exceptional insight. Brooklyn has made a remarkable transformation in this time, but more importantly, in this work we get reflections on urban transformation from two experts that surely reveal lessons about urban life and culture more broadly. Sociological views of everyday life are attracting more interest across the social sciences, and this book will have a prominent place in that literature. It will be of great interest for scholars and teachers of urban communities. -- Timothy Shortell, Brooklyn College, City University of New York
This comprehensive study of two key Brooklyn neighbourhoods eminently contributes to a better understanding of the appeal of Brooklyn and its increasingly attractive world-wide image. DeSena and Krase have produced a fine-tuned examination of significant social and economic changes that spans almost half a century. This well-sourced, well-written book is a robust endorsement of the high value of ethnographically-based analysis that will be of interest to specialists and to undergraduate and graduate students in urban anthropology, sociology, history, politics and urban studies. -- Italo Pardo, University of Kent
Krase and DeSena are two of the most important contemporary sociologists of everyday urban life. This book is a wonderful retrospective of their work on urban change in Brooklyn. It is a rare opportunity to have an insider perspective from researchers of neighborhood change spanning forty years, but this book provides us with this exceptional insight. Brooklyn has made a remarkable transformation in this time, but more importantly, in this work we get reflections on urban transformation from two experts that surely reveal lessons about urban life and culture more broadly. Sociological views of everyday life are attracting more interest across the social sciences, and this book will have a prominent place in that literature. It will be of great interest for scholars and teachers of urban communities. -- Timothy Shortell, Brooklyn College, City University of New York

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