Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City

Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City Author Derek S. Hyra
ISBN-10 022644953X
ISBN-13 9780226449531
Year 2017-04-17
Pages 240
Language English
Publisher University Of Chicago Press
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For long time residents of Washington DCs Shaw U Street the neighborhood has become almost unrecognizable in recent years Where the citys most infamous open air drug market once stood a farmers market now sells grass fed beef and homemade duck egg ravioli On the corner where AM PM carryout used to dish out soul food a new establishment markets its 28 foie gras burger Shaw is experiencing a dramatic transformation from ghetto to gilded ghetto where white newcomers are rehabbing homes developing dog parks and paving the way for a third wave coffee shop on nearly every block Race Class and Politics in the Cappuccino City is an in depth ethnography of this gilded ghetto Derek S Hyra captures here a quickly gentrifying space in which long time black residents are joined and variously displaced by an influx of young white relatively wealthy and or gay professionals who in part as a result of global economic forces and the recent development of central business districts have returned to the cities earlier generations fled decades ago As a result America is witnessing the emergence of what Hyra calls cappuccino cities A cappuccino has essentially the same ingredients as a cup of coffee with milk but is considered upscale and is double the price In Hyras cappuccino city the black inner city neighborhood undergoes enormous transformations and becomes racially lighter and more expensive by the year

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Black on the Block

Black on the Block Author Mary Pattillo
ISBN-10 9780226649337
Release 2008-07-18
Pages 400