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The Gentrification of the Goddess

Joanne Punzo Waghorne

in Diaspora of the Gods: Modern Hindu Temples in an Urban Middle-Class World

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195156638
eISBN:
9780199785292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156638.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Encircled by ever-expanding suburbs of Chennai, many old village “seats” of feminine divine power (shakti pitha) are attracting ardent new middle-class devotees. Called Amman (mother) in Tamil, these ... More


Upscaling Downtown: From Bowery Saloons to Cocktail Bars in New York City

Richard E. Ocejo

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155166
eISBN:
9781400852635
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155166.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Once known for slum-like conditions in its immigrant and working-class neighborhoods, New York City's downtown now features luxury housing, chic boutiques and hotels, and, most notably, a vibrant ... More


Creative Liberties

Jamie Peck

in Constructions of Neoliberal Reason

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199580576
eISBN:
9780191595240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580576.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter presents a critique of the recently popularized concepts of the ‘creative class’ and ‘creative cities’, focusing on the work of urban-policy guru, Richard Florida. It explains the ... More


Cairo Collages: Everyday Life Practices after the Event

Mona Abaza

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781526145116
eISBN:
9781526152114
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526145123
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

In Cairo collages, the large-scale political, economic, and social changes in Egypt brought on by the 2011 revolution are set against the declining fortunes of a single apartment building in a ... More


Mornings at the Stanton Street Shul: A Summer on the Lower East Side

Jonathan Boyarin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823239009
eISBN:
9780823239047
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239009.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The Stanton Street Shul is one of the last remaining Jewish congregations on New York's historic Lower East Side. This narrow building wedged into a lot designed for an old-law tenement is full of ... More


Harlem Jihads

Zain Abdullah

in Black Mecca: The African Muslims of Harlem

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195314250
eISBN:
9780199871797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314250.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

All cities change, and New York is no exception. While scholars continue to debate the impact of gentrification on places like Harlem, few are discussing its suburbanization or the process by which ... More


Night and Day

Richard E. Ocejo

in Upscaling Downtown: From Bowery Saloons to Cocktail Bars in New York City

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155166
eISBN:
9781400852635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155166.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This book examines bars not only as places for sociability, but also as windows for understanding how downtown neighborhoods in New York City like the Lower East Side, East Village, and Bowery have ... More


Entrepreneurial Spirits

Richard E. Ocejo

in Upscaling Downtown: From Bowery Saloons to Cocktail Bars in New York City

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155166
eISBN:
9781400852635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155166.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines entrepreneurialism in the form of small-business ownership as an example of local place making. It starts with an episode from a community board meeting that shows how ... More


The Limits of Local Democracy

Richard E. Ocejo

in Upscaling Downtown: From Bowery Saloons to Cocktail Bars in New York City

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155166
eISBN:
9781400852635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155166.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the limitations of local participatory democracy, focusing on how the competing definitions of community and conflicting understandings of the appropriate use of the ... More


Gentrification and the Enterprise Culture: Britain 1780-1980

F. M. L. Thompson

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199243303
eISBN:
9780191714047
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243303.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Cultural explanations of major social and economic developments are seductively attractive but most unreliable. Anti-industrial and anti-commercial attitudes fostered by public schools and the older ... More


The Origins of the Dual City: Housing, Race, and Redevelopment in Twentieth-Century Chicago

Joel Rast

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226661445
eISBN:
9780226661612
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226661612.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Cities today are celebrated for their diversity, but they are also places of steep inequalities, including growing divides between middle- and upper-class neighborhoods and areas of extreme ... More


Entrepreneurs as Aristocrats

F. M. L. THOMPSON

in Gentrification and the Enterprise Culture: Britain 1780-1980

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199243303
eISBN:
9780191714047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243303.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter aims to measure the extent to which new men of wealth and their families became gentrified. Social or cultural gentrification can be intuitively and subjectively detected but cannot be ... More


Entrepreneurial Culture and the Culture of Entrepreneurs

F. M. L. THOMPSON

in Gentrification and the Enterprise Culture: Britain 1780-1980

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199243303
eISBN:
9780191714047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243303.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

After examining different senses in which the concepts of the enterprise culture and the industrial spirit have been employed it is argued that the version that portrays the single-minded pursuit of ... More


Gentlemanly Values, Education, and the Industrial Spirit

F. M. L. THOMPSON

in Gentrification and the Enterprise Culture: Britain 1780-1980

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199243303
eISBN:
9780191714047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243303.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

It has been strongly maintained, most influentially by Corelli Barnett and Martin Wiener, that public schools and the older universities carry a heavy responsibility for the disappointing performance ... More


Conclusion: The Rise and Fall of Cultural Explanations of Economic Performance

F. M. L. THOMPSON

in Gentrification and the Enterprise Culture: Britain 1780-1980

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199243303
eISBN:
9780191714047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243303.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Lawrence Stone believed he had proved that no more than minimal gentrification, in the strict sense of acquisition of country houses by new men of wealth, took place between 1540 and 1880. ... More


Cruising the Dead River: David Wojnarowicz and New York's Ruined Waterfront

Fiona Anderson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226603612
eISBN:
9780226603896
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226603896.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

Cruising the Dead River traces the queer history of the cruising ground of Manhattan’s West Side piers in the 1970s and early 1980s, arguing that the ruined buildings that dominated this queer ... More


A Grounded Identidad: Making New Lives in Chicago's Puerto Rican Neighborhoods

Merida M. Rua

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199760268
eISBN:
9780199950256
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199760268.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In 1946 two distinct migrant groups arrived in the City of Neighborhoods from the island of Puerto Rico. One, a small group of University of Puerto Rico graduates who had earned scholarships to ... More


Cooking up a revolution: Food Not Bombs, Homes Not Jails, and resistance to gentrification

Sean Parson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526107350
eISBN:
9781526142023
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526107350.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

On Labor Day in 1988 two hundred hungry and homeless people went to Golden Gate Park in search of a hot meal, while fifty-four activists from Food Not Bombs, surrounded by riot police, lined up to ... More


The Bowery and Its Bars

Richard E. Ocejo

in Upscaling Downtown: From Bowery Saloons to Cocktail Bars in New York City

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155166
eISBN:
9781400852635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155166.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter provides a brief social history of the Bowery as told through the transformation of its bars and nightlife. It first examines how bars and nightlife corresponded to and helped along the ... More


Weaving a Nostalgia Narrative

Richard E. Ocejo

in Upscaling Downtown: From Bowery Saloons to Cocktail Bars in New York City

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155166
eISBN:
9781400852635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155166.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the social reasons behind collective action against economic development. In particular, it considers how early gentrifiers construct a “nostalgia narrative” that they use to ... More


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