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African Americans, Gentrification, and Neoliberal Urbanization: the Case of Fort Greene, Brooklyn / Themis, Chronopoulos

Journal of African American Studies, Volume: 20, Issue: 3, Pages: 294 - 322

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This article examines the gentrification of Fort Greene, which is located in the western part of black Brooklyn, one of the largest contiguous black urban areas in the USA. Between the late 1960s and 2003, gentrification in Fort Greene followed the patterns discovered by scholars of black neighborho...

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