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Not the only power in town? Challenging binaries and bringing the working class into gentrification research

Kirsteen Paton

in Mixed Communities

Published by Policy Press

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9781847424938
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447305538 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847424938.003.0016
Not the only power in town? Challenging binaries and bringing the working class into gentrification research

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This chapter presents the results of a detailed study of social mix and gentrification in the redeveloped (gentrified and socially mixed) neighbourhood of Partick, Glasgow, which questions the advocacy role of middle-class residents in helping to improve the fortunes of neighbourhoods. Drawing on in-depth qualitative research, it explores the reasons why the policy idea of encouraging middle-class residents into poorer neighbourhoods might not result in welfare gains for those poorer residents.

Keywords: social mix; gentrification in Glasgow; advocacy

Chapter.  7713 words. 

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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