2023-2024 University Catalog 
    Apr 14, 2024  
2023-2024 University Catalog

CORE C133 - Gentrifying New York Gentrifying New York: From Brooklyn to “Upstate”

Over the past two decades, gentrification has become a flash point in terms of conversations about urban renewal and development and, more recently, about rural revanchism. Reversing many decades of white suburban flight and fiscal asphyxiation, gentrification names a set of entanglements between the state, the private sector, and a set of cultural ideologies that have turned the idea of both inner city and the bucolic countryside from a space of racialized otherness, violence, backwardness, and failed public infrastructure to one of high culture, hipness, and health. Perhaps nowhere is this more visible and visceral than in New York State. From bike lanes to craft breweries in Bed-Stuy to glamping and bespoke cideries in the Catskills, the current historical moment is witnessing massive demographic and infrastructural shifts that, it’s argued, are recapitulating processes of dispossession and displacement that have marked power relations for millennium. Centering questions around capital and race, readings and class conversations offer an entrée into debates about the politics of memory, renewal, and the right to place in both urban and rural spaces in New York State.

Credits: 1.0
Corequisite: None
Prerequisites: None
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: No Senior; No Junior
Restrictions: None
Area of Inquiry: None
Liberal Arts Practices: None
Core Component: Communities

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