publication . Doctoral thesis . 2015

Gentrification, Race, and Immigration in the Changing American City

Hwang, Jackelyn;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Publisher: Harvard University
  • Country: United States
This dissertation examines how gentrification—a class transformation—unfolds along racial and ethnic lines. Using a new conceptual framework, considering the city-level context of immigration and residential segregation, examining the pace and place of gentrification, and employing a new method, I conduct three sets of empirical analyses. I argue that racial and ethnic neighborhood characteristics, including changes brought by the growth of Asians and Latinos following immigration policy reforms in 1965, play an important role in how gentrification unfolds in neighborhoods in US cities. Nonetheless, these processes are conditional on the histories of immigration...
free text keywords: Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Sociology, Demography
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