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Title: Moving beyond Marcuse: gentrification, displacement and the violence of un-homing
Authors: Lees, L
Elliot Cooper, A
Hubbard, P
First Published: 24-Feb-2019
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Citation: Progress in Human Geography, 2019, 1-18
Abstract: Displacement has become one of the most prominent themes in contemporary geographical debates, used to describe processes of dispossession and forced eviction at a diverse range of scales. Given its frequent deployment in studies describing the consequences of gentrification, this paper seeks to better define and conceptualise displacement as a process of un-homing, noting that while gentrification can prompt processes of eviction, expulsion and exclusion operating at different scales and speeds, it always ruptures the connection between people and place. On this basis – and recognising displacement as a form of violence – this paper concludes that the diverse scales and temporalities of displacement need to be better elucidated so that their negative emotional, psychosocial and material impacts can be more fully documented, and resisted.
DOI Link: 10.1177/0309132519830511
ISSN: 0309-1325
eISSN: 1477-0288
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © the authors, 2019. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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