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A Global Gentrifier Class?

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  • Gary Bridge

    (School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, 8 Priory Road, Bristol BS8 1TZ, England)

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If gentrification is now global, I investigate the degree to which it is possible to argue that it involves a global gentrifier class. This is examined in a number of dimensions: occupational characteristics; the mix of economic and cultural capital; ideas of cosmopolitan knowledge; gentrification aesthetics and the use of urban space. I argue that, whilst a new middle class is reproduced in certain global cities, the diversity of aesthetic trajectories and the localisms of cosmopolitan knowledge suggest that the case for a global gentrifier class or urban new middle class is a weak one. Much more pervasive at a global scale is a conventional set of strategies of middle-class reproduction in preserving social distinction that now occurs in urban as well as suburban contexts.

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  • Gary Bridge, 2007. "A Global Gentrifier Class?," Environment and Planning A, , vol. 39(1), pages 32-46, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:sae:envira:v:39:y:2007:i:1:p:32-46
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    1. Murakami, Jin, 2010. "The Transit-Oriented Global Centers for Competitiveness and Livability: State Strategies and Market Responses in Asia," University of California Transportation Center, Working Papers qt19034785, University of California Transportation Center.
    2. Murakami, Jin, 2010. "The Transit-Oriented Global Centers for Competitiveness and Livability: State Strategies and Market Responses in Asia," University of California Transportation Center, Working Papers qt44g9t8mj, University of California Transportation Center.

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