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A sense of displacement: Long-time residents´ feelings of displacement in gentrifying Bushwick, New York.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
(English)In: International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, ISSN 0309-1317, E-ISSN 1468-2427Article in journal (Refereed) Accepted
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This paper is a contribution to reinforcing our understanding of gentrification and displacement as neighborhood expressions of inequality. It explores the experiences of gentrification of lower-income, long-time residents in the gentrifying neighborhood of Bushwick, Brooklyn, NYC. The focus is on components of displacement beyond the traditional emphasis on out-migration.  In particular, the paper pinpoints the emotional, affective, psychological reactions of long-time residents triggered through the encounter with newcomers. While the entry point is the exploration of emotions and affects, the paper argues that these feelings are outcomes of material socioeconomic inequalities and, in particular, their powerfully racialized historical foundations, as embodied in the contemporary encounter of long-time residents with newcomers. 

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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-242179OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-242179DiVA: diva2:782708
Available from: 2015-01-22 Created: 2015-01-22 Last updated: 2015-09-30Bibliographically approved

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