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Heritage and gentrification: remaking urban landscapes in the name of culture and historic preservation

Chiara De Cesari and Rozita Dimova UGent (2017) Special issue of the International Journal for Heritage Studies.
abstract
This special issue explores the relationship between heritagization, shifting economies, and urban struggles in different cities around the globe. Our aim is to examine the conditions that have brought history, culture, an old/new urban aesthetics, real estate values, and housing struggles in a relational nexus by looking at the ways in which differently-situated actors mobilize the language of cultural heritage to act upon urban spaces. Ideas of what constitutes a beautiful and livable city are changing along with capital accumulation strategies and urban social geographies. The growing heritagization of historic neighborhoods enables local governments and real-estate developers to engender massive spatial and social changes in the urban landscape. City authorities renovate last swaths of urban fabrics in the name of historic preservation and of the ‘common good’, but this often means that local residents are evicted while private developers allied with these authorities realize huge profits by ‘regenerating’ depressed areas. Yet, local residents also resort to the language of cultural heritage to combat the destruction of their urban worlds. What are the consequences for those who cannot afford to live in the newly restored quarters? What kinds of heritage rhetoric are being mobilized by involved actors? How do rooted political cultures shape the local instantiation of this globalizing phenomenon? Recent urban struggles in the Middle East and Europe reveal an inextricable link between heritagization, gentrification, and urban politics. We invite contributors to submit papers dealing with such links between heritagization and housing struggles, evictions, cultural capitalism, and changing urban aesthetics. ​
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editor
Chiara De Cesari and UGent
organization
year
type
bookEditor
publication status
unpublished
subject
keyword
preservation, gentrification, urban space, Heritage
series title
Special issue of the International Journal for Heritage Studies
publisher
Taylor & Frances
place of publication
London
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
B3
id
8131222
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-8131222
date created
2016-10-29 21:17:39
date last changed
2017-01-02 09:56:08
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Chicago
De Cesari, Chiara , and Rozita Dimova, eds. 2017. “Heritage and Gentrification: Remaking Urban Landscapes in the Name of Culture and Historic Preservation.” Special Issue of the International Journal for Heritage Studies. London: Taylor & Frances.
APA
De Cesari, C., & Dimova, R. (Eds.). (2017). Heritage and gentrification: remaking urban landscapes in the name of culture and historic preservation. Special issue of the International Journal for Heritage Studies. London: Taylor & Frances.
Vancouver
1.
De Cesari C, Dimova R, editors. Heritage and gentrification: remaking urban landscapes in the name of culture and historic preservation. Special issue of the International Journal for Heritage Studies. London: Taylor & Frances; 2017.
MLA
De Cesari, Chiara , and Rozita Dimova, eds. “Heritage and Gentrification: Remaking Urban Landscapes in the Name of Culture and Historic Preservation.” Special issue of the International Journal for Heritage Studies 2017 : n. pag. Print.