Community, Nonprofits and Businesses sharing Information
The worst problems are in the neighborhoods that aren’t gentrifying.
“Was anyone really asking for a gentrified Gone Girl?” reads a one-line, half-star review of Promising Young Woman.
“Graphic Novels Are Comic Books, But Gentrified” one headline to a Jacobin article proclaims.
Gentrification appends so many words these days — “graffiti,” “rock music,” “font,” “thrifting” — that it bears scant similarity to its original definition. In 1964, sociologist Ruth Glass coined the term gentrification. As Steven Thomson explained for Curbed, Glass was describing a “class phenomenon … by adapting the British-ism ‘gentry’” to describe the process of “middle class liberal arts intelligentsia” moving into her primarily working-class London neighborhood...