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Author Hae, Laam.

Title The gentrification of nightlife and the right to the city : regulating spaces of social dancing in New York / Laam Hae
Published New York : Routledge, 2012


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  306.4846 Hae/Gon  AVAILABLE
Description xii, 228 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Series Routledge advances in geography ; 6
Routledge advances in geography ; 6
Summary "In The Gentrification of Nightlife and the Right to the City, Hae explores how nightlife in New York City, long associated with various subcultures of social dancing, has been recently transformed as the city has undergone the gentrification of its space and the post-industrialization of its economy and society. This book offers a detailed analysis of the conflicts emerging between newly transplanted middle-class populations and different sectors of nightlife actors, and how these conflicts have led the NYC government to enforce "Quality of Life" policing over nightlife businesses. In particular, it provides a deep investigation of the zoning regulations that the municipal government has employed to control where certain types of nightlife can or cannot be located. Hae demonstrates the ways in which these struggles over nightlife have led to the "gentrification of nightlife," while infringing on urban inhabitants' rights of access to spaces of diverse urban subcultures, their "right to the city." The author also connects these struggles to the widely documented phenomenon of the increasing militarization of social life and space in contemporary cities, and the right to the city movements that have emerged in response. The story presented here involves dynamic and often contradictory interactions between different anti/pro-nightlife actors, illustrating what "actually existing" gentrification and post-industrialization looks like, and providing an urgent example for experts in related fields to consider as part of a re-theorization of gentrification and post-industrialization"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-219) and index
Subject Dance -- Law and legislation -- New York (State) -- New York.
Dance halls -- Law and legislation -- New York (State) -- New York.
Licenses -- New York (State) -- New York.
LC no. 2011044502
ISBN 9780415890359 (hardback)
0415890357 (hardback)