Trim: 6½ x 9⅜
978-0-7391-2342-3 • Hardback • July 2009 • $95.00 • (£73.00)
978-0-7391-3809-0 • eBook • June 2009 • $90.00 • (£69.00)
Judith N. DeSena is professor of sociology at St. John's University.
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Gentrification, Segregation, and Negotiation in the City
Chapter 3 The Neighborhood of Greenpoint
Chapter 4 Neighborhood Demographics and Change
Chapter 5 Gentrification in Everyday Life
Chapter 6 Gentrification and Local Schools: Women Shape the Urban Landscape
Chapter 7 Soccer Moms in the City
Chapter 8 Views of Manhattan for Sale: Rezoning for Residential Development on the East River
Chapter 9 Conclusions: What it Means for the Future of the City
By shining a brilliant light on the mundane struggles between gentry and working class residents locally in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, DeSena reveals the class conflicts produced by capitalism globally. As in her previous works, she again demonstrates the value of theoretically informed urban ethnography in bringing to the foreground important, but often overlooked, aspects of urban social life.
— Jerome Krase, Emeritus and Murray Koppelman Professor, Brooklyn College, The City University of New York
As an urban sociologist with young children, DeSena brings a fresh perspective to gentrification research. She identifies how schools and playgrounds – places at the heart of every neighborhood – become significant, on a daily basis, in reinforcing class inequalities. DeSena has brought families back into the study of the city, and we should thank her for doing so.
— Daphne Spain, James M. Page Professor and Chair, Department of Urban and Environmental Planning, University of Virginia