New book out! Heritage, Gentrification and Resistance in the Neoliberal City

Adriana de La Peña Espinosa New Publication gentrification, neoliberalism, resistance

Heritage, Gentrification and Resistance in the Neoliberal City  (Berghahn books), edited by IUR researcher Chiara Valli together with Feras Hammami and Daniel Jewesbury is now out! 

“What happens when versions of the past become silenced, suppressed, or privileged due to urban restructuring? In what ways are the interpretations and performances of ‘the past’ linked to urban gentrification, marginalization, displacement, and social responses? Authors explore a variety of attempts to interrupt and interrogate urban restructuring, and to imagine alternative forms of urban organization, produced by diverse coalitions of resisting groups and individuals. Armed with historical narratives, oral histories, objects, physical built environment, memorials, and intangible aspects of heritage that include traditions, local knowledge and experiences, memories, authors challenge the ‘devaluation’ of their neighborhoods in official heritage and development narratives.”

Take a look at the Table of contents, featuring contributions from: Don MitchellJaponica Brown-Saracino, Maris Boyd Gillette, Helena Holgersson, Višnja Kisić, Agustina Martire and Anna SkouraSandra Annunziata and Loretta Lees. 

You can also read the introduction by the editors here: Exploring Injustices through Heritage in the Neoliberal City