How do the non-gentry feel about gentrification?
April 29, 2012 1:58 PM Subscribe
Opinions on gentrification from a gentrified neighborhood's non-gentry residents?
posted by defmute to society & culture (15 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I'm doing a research project on urban gentrified neighborhoods (specifically Logan Square in Chicago) in the US and wanted to get the opinions of the penultimate settlers of these neighborhoods. Since the area that I'm targeting was a predominantly Mexican neighborhood pre-gentrification, I would really like to hear the voices of Mexican and other Latino people who live in a gentrified neighborhood and also those who have been economically displaced from a neighborhood because of gentrification. Does anyone know of a good forum where I would be able to find Latinos who've lived in and or been displaced from these neighborhoods where I can post in English? Also, I would like to hear the thoughts of those who have decided to settle in a gentrified neighborhood and how they feel about displacement. Overall, though, any opinions and sources on opinons on gentrification from any ethnic or cultural group in any city is welcome. Thanks yall.
P.S. I've conducted a few in person interviews but I feel like people are more willing to be honest about sensitive topics on the internet.