Gentriﬁcation in Spain and Latin America — a Critical Dialogue
Salinas Arreortúa, Luis Alberto
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Major social and political transformations such as the shift towards neoliberal urban policies have widely altered the contemporary structuring of metropolitan areas in Spain and Latin America. One key consequence is the recapture of city centres by wealthy tenants and the eviction of poorer households, a phenomenon usually designated by the term gentriﬁcation. In comparison to the comprehensive documentation of gentriﬁcation in the Anglophone environment, few scholars have paid attention to this phenomenon in this area of the world so far. This article responds to this gap, providing an exhaustive revision of the debates about gentriﬁcation occurring in Spain and Latin America during the last decade and tracking two theoretical motivations. First, it stresses the necessity of characterizing gentriﬁcation discourses in Spain and Latin America, preparing a conceptual appropriation and contextualization of the term itself. Second, it conﬁrms that gentriﬁcation in Spain and Latin America varies substantially from processes observed in the Anglophone world. As a result, the review develops insights into emancipating and challenging debates that remain useful forthem a instream gentriﬁcation discourse too. Addres sing this, it proposes a reconsideration and repoliticization of gentriﬁcation through the territorial and linguistic lens of Spanish and Latin American researchers.
Palabras clave: Gentrification; political transformations; neoliberals urban policies; Spain; Latin America;
Salinas, Luis (2014) Gentriﬁcation in Spain and LatinAmerica — a Critical Dialogue, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Volume 38.4 July 2014 1234–65, DOI:10.1111/1468-2427.12030
International Journalof Urbanand Regional Research