Naked City: The Death and Life of Authentic Urban Places

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Naked City: The Death and Life of Authentic Urban Places New York
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As cities have gentrified, educated urbanites have come to prize what they regard as “authentic” urban life: aging buildings, art galleries, and funky ethnic restaurants. But, as Brooklyn College sociologist Sharon Zukin shows, the pervasive demand for authenticity has helped drive out the very people who first lent a neighborhood its authentic aura: immigrants, the working class, and artists. Through a guided tour of six archetypal New York City neighborhoods, Zukin shows how the emphasis on distinctiveness has become e a tool of economic elites to drive up real estate values and force out the neighborhood “characters” that people often idealize. Notes, Index. B&W illus. 294p

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