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Gentrification and New Urban Renewal: Race, Class & The Aestheticization of the Inner City
SOC 268
Fall 2018
Section: 01  

This seminar studies the origins and contemporary process of gentrification focused primarily on the U.S. context. In the process, we will critically examine the writing in various themes related to the development of modern cities, including the transition from industrial to service sector economy, and the increasing importance of culture industries for attracting tourism, as well as the so-called "creative class." In addition, we will look at forms of stratification such as race and class inequality. We will also consider the contemporary revival or renewal process of many American cities, and the role of artists in shaping this new urban landscape. In order to develop critical thinking and writing around these issues, the course emphasizes group discussion and weekly writings to engage and deconstruct the various arguments presented throughout the semester.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS SOC
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: SOC151
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (SOC)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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