The October 21 Boneshaker book club selection is “There Goes The Hood: Views of Gentrification from the Ground Up” by Lance Freeman. It is currently in-stock at a 20% discount for all readers. Pick up a copy today!
We’ll be meeting the morning of Saturday Oct. 21, from 9-11 a.m. to discuss the book via a lightly moderated discussion. Feel free to bring coffee and/or snacks.
Boneshaker book club is free and open to the public, welcoming people with diverse viewpoints and perspectives to join us in conversation.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
There Goes the ‘Hood analyzes the experience of gentrification for residents of two predominantly black New York City neighbourhoods. It thereby adds an important yet often overlooked perspective to debates on gentrification – the residents of formerly disinvested neighbourhoods themselves. Their perspectives suggest that neither gentrification is neither entirely threatening or redemptive for urban neighbourhoods. Rather, it can both offer a better life and threaten long-established communities. While residents appreciate the opportunities, they resent that it often takes full-scale gentrification to make their neighbourhoods nice. The concluding chapters of the book suggest ways for limiting the negative aspects of gentrification and new ways of thinking about gentrification and the inner city.
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