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Edge Becomes the Center : An Oral History of Gentrification in the Twenty-First Century (Reprint)
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For years, journalists, policymakers, critics, and historians have tried to explain just what happens when new money and new residents flow into established neighborhoods—and yet we've had very little access to the human side of gentrification.The Edge Becomes the Center captures, in their own words, the stories of the many kinds of people—brokers, buyers, sellers, renters, landlords, artists, contractors, politicians, and everyone in between—who are shaping and being shaped by the new New York City.In this extraordinary oral history, DW Gibson takes gentrification out of the op-ed columns and textbooks and brings it to life, showing us what urban change looks and feels like by exposing us to the voices of the people living through it. Drawing on the plainspoken, casually authoritative tradition of Jane Jacobs and Studs Terkel, The Edge Becomes the Center is an inviting and essential portrait of the way we live now.
Number of Pages: 318
Genre: Social Science
Publisher: Overlook Pr
Author: D. W. Gibson
Street Date: October 11, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-34-8470
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