All posts tagged ‘Gentrification

Aesthetic Gentrification

In their introduction to The Fabric of Cultures: Fashion, Identity, and Globalization, the fashion scholars Eugenia Paulicelli and Hazel Clark write that this “aesthetic gentrification… divides the new world map in the light of a softer post-Cold War prejudice: the fashionable and the unfashionable world.” In other words, we are experiencing an isolationism of style […]

Berliner Verachtung

Manchmal beschreibt der Erzähler seinen Wohnort mit Stolz, manchmal nuschelt er entschuldigend in sich hinein, vor ein paar Jahren sei es hier noch nicht so trubelig gewesen. Und das Gegenüber? Der reagiert gleich, unabhängig von Bezirk, Kiez oder Straße: mit Verachtung. Denn egal, wo man in Berlin wohnt, man macht es falsch. Source: Verachtung, egal […]

There’s Basically No Way Not to Be a Gentrifier

Moving to a higher-income neighborhood – one where market and regulatory forces have already pushed out the low-income – means you’re helping to sustain the high cost of living there, and therefore helping to keep the area segregated. You’re also forcing lower-income college graduates to move to more economically marginal areas, where they in turn will push […]

Berlin – Alienated City

For the sociologist Andrej Holm gentrification is not a lifestyle phenomenon but a process within the housing economy. It goes hand in hand with the transformation of the market economy into a market society, which vets everything, including housing, for economic efficiency. All the world’s desirable inner cities have the problem that long-term residents can […]