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Moving beyond Marcuse: gentrification, displacement and the violence of un-homing

Moving beyond Marcuse: gentrification, displacement and the violence of un-homing

Elliott-Cooper, Adam ORCID: 0000-0002-4002-6470, Hubbard, Phil ORCID: 0000-0001-7504-5471 and Lees, Loretta (2019) Moving beyond Marcuse: gentrification, displacement and the violence of un-homing. Progress in Human Geography. ISSN 0309-1325 (Print), 1477-0288 (Online) (In Press) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1177/0309132519830511)

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Abstract

Displacement has become one of the most prominent themes in contemporary geographical debates, used to describe processes of dispossession and forced eviction at a diverse range of scales. Given its frequent deployment in studies describing the consequences of gentrification, this paper seeks to better define and conceptualise displacement as a process of un-homing, noting that while gentrification can prompt processes of eviction, expulsion and exclusion operating at different scales and speeds, it always ruptures the connection between people and place. On this basis – and recognising displacement as a form of violence – this paper concludes that the diverse scales and temporalities of displacement need to be better elucidated so that their negative emotional, psychosocial and material impacts can be more fully documented, and resisted.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: displacement, gentrification, housing, social exclusion, urban geography
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > Applied Sociology Research Group
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > Department of History, Politics & Social Sciences
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 12:35
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/25400

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