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The New Middle Class and the Remaking of the Central City
     

The New Middle Class and the Remaking of the Central City

by David Ley
 

This book examines the creation of a new middle class responsible for the gentrification of inner city districts in six large Canadian cities. Placing his study within the context of international post-industrial, postmodern society, Ley discusses the crucial role of cultural politics dating from the 1960s.

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This book examines the creation of a new middle class responsible for the gentrification of inner city districts in six large Canadian cities. Placing his study within the context of international post-industrial, postmodern society, Ley discusses the crucial role of cultural politics dating from the 1960s.

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"...an excellent example of humanistic geographic scholarship. Ley combines careful empirical analysis with qualitative ethnographic interpretation. His prose is lucid, seamlessly weaving narrative with analysis. The book is well illustrated with high-quality maps....a scholarly, thought provoking, and accessible volume."—Economic Geography

"...very comprehensive both in coverage and in its use of empirical, quantitative, and interpretive approaches in concert. Althought focused on Canada, the book has important implications for understanding similar processes elsewhere, especially in the US.''—Choice

"...one of the most nuanced and complete accounts of gentrification yet published. It is indispensable reading for anyone interested in the subject."—American Journal of Sociology

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198232926
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/28/1996
Series:
Oxford Geographical and Environmental Studies Series
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.37(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.10(d)

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University of British Columbia

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