Author meets critics: Gender and Gentrification

Type: Panel
Sponsor Groups: Geographic Perspectives on Women Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/12/2018
Start / End Time: 10:00 AM / 11:40 AM (MDT)
Room: Bonaparte, Marriott, River Tower Elevators, 4th Floor
Organizers: Winifred Curran, Alex Papadopoulos
Chairs: Alex Papadopoulos


Gender and Gentrification was written in order to explores how gentrification often reinforces traditional gender roles
and spatial constructions during the process of reshaping the labour, housing, commercial and policy landscapes of the city. It focuses in particular on the impact of gentrification on women and racialized men, exploring how gentrification increases the cost of living the serves to narrow housing choices, make social reproduction more expensive, and limits the scope of the democratic
process. This has resulted in the displacement of many of the phenomena once considered to be the emancipatory hallmarks of gentrification. The book explores the role of gentrification in the larger social processes through which gender is continually reconstituted. In so doing, it makes clear that the negative effects of gentrification are far more wide-ranging than popularly understood, and makes recommendations for renewed activism and policy that places gender at its core.
The book aims to start a conversation about the ways in which gender has been overlooked in much of the gentrification research and how we might change that going forward.


Type Details Minutes
Panelist Jack Gieseking Trinity College 15
Discussant Leslie Kern Mount Allison University 15
Panelist Winifred Curran DePaul University 10
Panelist Qiyan Wu Xi'an Jiaotong University 15
Panelist Lisa Kim Davis 15
Panelist Willem Boterman University of Amsterdam 15
Panelist Zenzele Isoke 15

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