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Housing Policy and Vulnerable Families in The Inner City

Public Housing in Harlem, New York City

Authors: Zamzow, Brigitte

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  • Provides insights into incoherent social policy leading to the displacement of vulnerable families in gentrifying areas
  • Shows continuous influence of structural racism into social policy making
  • Identifies the problem areas public housing residents face in the ongoing transformation of their homes
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This book provides insights in how the lack of coherent social policy leads to the displacement of vulnerable low-income families in inner-city neighborhoods facing gentrification. First, it makes a case for how social policy by its racist setup has failed vulnerable families in the history of U.S. public housing. Second, it shows that today’s public housing transformation puts the same disadvantaged socio-economic clientele at risk, while the neighborhoods they call their homes are taken over by gentrification. It raises the powerful argument that the continuing privatization of Housing Authorities in the U.S. will likely lead to greater income diversity in formerly neglected neighborhoods, but it will happen at the expense of vulnerable families being displaced and resegregated further outside the city, if no regulatory planning measures for their protection are initiated by the government. By providing a solid empirical portrait of public housing in New York City’s Harlem, this book provides a great resource to students, academics and planners interested in gentrification with specific concern for race and class.  


About the authors

Brigitte Zamzow is research associate and lecturer at Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany. She teaches seminars on Slum Clearance and Urban Renewal with a strong emphasis on post-modernist thinking. During a research stay in Amman, Jordan, she studied the societal implications of modernization on an a-typical Arab City. She has stayed in New York City several times and continues her ethnographic research in this field. Her MA thesis won the DGS (German Association for Sociology) prize for outstanding theses and is the groundwork to this book. Overcoming racial and social inequality remains the focus of all her work. Her educational background lies in cultural studies, development studies and sociology.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Housing Policy and Vulnerable Families in The Inner City
Book Subtitle
Public Housing in Harlem, New York City
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Geography
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-42849-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-42849-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-42848-8
Series ISSN
2211-4165
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 75
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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