The World in Brooklyn: Gentrification, Immigration, and Ethnic Politics in a Global City

The World in Brooklyn: Gentrification, Immigration, and Ethnic Politics in a Global City


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780739166703
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 03/22/2012
Pages: 430
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Judith N. DeSena is professor of sociology at St. John's University.

Timothy Shortell is director of the MA program in sociology at Brooklyn College.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction: The World in Brooklyn Judith N. DeSena and Timothy Shortell Chapter 2: Mapping a Changing Brooklyn, Mapping a Changing World: Gentrification and Immigration, 2000-2008
Lorna Mason, Ed Morlock and Christina Pisano Chapter 3: Forgetting Poverty in Brooklyn and the U.S.
William DiFazio Chapter 4: Gentrification in Everyday Life in Brooklyn Judith N. DeSena Chapter 5: “Williamsburg Walks”: Public Space and Community Events in a Gentrified Neighborhood Sara Martucci Chapter 6: The Environmental Injustice of Green Gentrification: The Case of Brooklyn’s Prospect Park Kenneth A. Gould and Tammy L. Lewis Chapter 7: Rezoning Coney Island: A History of Decline and Revival, of Heroes and Villains at the “People’s Playground Alessandro Busà
Chapter 8: The Gowanus Canal: Local Politics of “Superfunding” Status Shanna Farrell Chapter 9: Striving for Sustainability on the Urban Waterfront: The Case of Newtown Creek Steve Lang Chapter 10: Riding the Bus in Brooklyn: Seeing the Spectacle of Everyday Multicultural Life Jerome Krase Chapter 11: Brooklyn and Belleville: On the Visual Semiotics of Ethnic Identity in Two Immigrant Neighborhoods Timothy Shortell Chapter 12: Constructing an Oppositional Community: Sunset Park and the Politics of Organizing Across Difference Mark Treskon Chapter 13: An Ethnography of Local Politics in a Brooklyn Caribbean Community Evrick Brown Chapter 14: The Dual Roles of Brighton Beach: A Local and Global Community Phyllis Conn Chapter 15: Hood Politics: Charter Schools, Race and Gentrification in Fort Greene Noel S. Anderson Chapter 16: Revising Canarsie: Racial Transition and Neighborhood Stability in Brooklyn Jennifer Candipan, Roberta Cordeau, Mark Peterson, Nicole Riordan, Bengisu Peker, Danielle Shallow and Gregory Smithsimon

What People are Saying About This

William Kornblum

Judith N. DeSena and Timothy Shortell have produced an invaluable compendium of original essays about Brooklyn’s changing social worlds. Their book is a must read for anyone concerned with urban change and social justice. They also prove that Thomas Wolfe was wrong: not only the dead know Brooklyn. These essays by highly dedicated, living scholars capture the joys and struggles of life in the nation’s greatest borough.

Bruce Haynes

DeSena and Shortell bring together a stellar cast of scholars who use demographic, ethnographic, and comparative data to offer a fresh perspective on race, ethnicity and class in Brooklyn’s changing neighborhoods. It is a must-read for anybody interested in understanding gentrification and growing inequality after the Great Recession.

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