The sacred and the urban: the case for social-justice gentrifiers

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The sacred and the urban: the case for social-justice gentrifiers

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Title: The sacred and the urban: the case for social-justice gentrifiers
Author: Suchland, Colin E.
Date: 2008
Publisher: University of Missouri--Columbia
Abstract: Building on research of both social movements and urban sociology, this study extends three core proposals: 1) that groups of "social-justice gentrifiers" have in recent decades purposely and collectively settled in urban American neighborhoods; 2) that these groups are differentiated from the "traditional gentry" by the centrality of religious and moral convictions in their choice of living spaces; and 3) that these groups - though not always affiliated with structured social-action networks - constitute a recognizable social movement operating at the level of individual neighborhoods. Additionally, this study suggests a broader project to evaluate the impact of "social-justice gentrifiers" on the processes of urban redevelopment and community change.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/5673
Other Identifiers: SuchlandC-072508-T11637

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