Gentrification and Resistance

Author: Laura Naegler
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 9783643901149
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Social Science

Based on ethnographic research in Hamburg Sternschanze and utilizing the cultural criminological perspective as an underlying theme, this book explores the contested spaces of gentrified inner city neighborhoods. It examines the complex and sometimes paradoxical interplays of urban revaluation, criminalized anti-gentrification resistance, and urban control. The main focus lies on the spatialized commodification of urban counter-culture and its incorporation into the process of gentrification. It is shown that by these processes, "authentic" anti-gentrification resistance becomes increasingly sanitized. Blurred and hardly distinguishable from commodified rebellion, it eventually loses its subversive power and political vigor, and, unwillingly, turns into an integral of the process of urban revaluation it is originally meant to defend. (Series: Hamburger Studien zur Kriminologie und Kriminalpolitik - Vol. 50)

Gentrification and Resistance

Author: Ilse Helbrecht
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783658203887
Release Date: 2017-12-06
Genre: Social Science

Gentrification is arguably the most dynamic area of conflict in current urban development policy – it is the process by which poorer populations are displaced by more affluent groups. Although gentrification is well-documented, German and international research largely focuses on improvements in the built environment and social composition of neighbourhoods. The consequences for those who are displaced often remain overlooked. Where do they move? What does it mean to be forced to leave a familiar residential area? What kinds of resistance strategies are developed? How does anti-gentrification work? With a focus on Berlin – the German "capital of gentrification" – the chapters in this volume use innovative methods to explore these pressing questions.

The Capability Approach on Social Order

Author: Niels Weidtmann
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 9783643902245
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Law

Martha Nussbaum is the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, appointed in the Philosophy Department and the Law School at the University of Chicago. Dr. Niels Weidtmann (PhD in philosophy, University of Wrzburg ) is director of the interdisciplinary Forum Scientiarum at the University of Tbingen. Yanti Martina Hlzchen majors in Cultural and Social Anthropology and Japanese Studies at the University of Tbingen. Bilal Hawa studied Philosophy, Public Law and Political Science at the University of Tbingen.

The Politics of Criminology

Author: Stratos Georgoulas
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 9783643901866
Release Date: 2012-01
Genre: Social Science

The issue of the politics of criminology is a significant theme in academic debate, policy implementation, and legal reform. Against administrative criminologists who have been criticized as "technicians of the State" or "apologists for criminal justice," functioning primarily to "manage" the consequences and conflict of structural inequalities in advanced democratic states, this book brings policy back to what it was, a sociological study of the entire social framework of the inequalities of power, wealth, and authority, which is the result of class relations of industrial society. (Series: Deviance and Social Control - Vol. 1)

Job Search Letters For Dummies

Author: Joyce Lain Kennedy
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118436431
Release Date: 2013-07-02
Genre: Business & Economics

New-style job messages that get you in the door and on your way up From sparkling cover letters to six-word bios, a fresh bevy of job search letters has grown powerfully useful for successful career communications. Job Search Letters For Dummies delivers the quality of New Era know-how you need right now to land good jobs and thrive. Whether you’re a long-time professional or a recent college graduate — or somewhere in between — Job Search Letters For Dummies has you covered. Job Search Letters For Dummies covers the gamut of leading-edge topics, including effective strategies for internal career communications on topics such as raises, promotions, and position changes; rules for communicating professionally with texts and networking on social media platforms such as twitter and LinkedIn; fresh and updated communication phrases to voice accomplishments and make job-fit statements; post-interview etiquette and letters such as thank-yous, "hire me" reinforcement notes, interest revival queries; and much more. Get hired with 40 types of job letters Create short messages for a smartphone world Network on social media sites Model best letters more than 200 pro samples Whether you’re a long-time professional or a recent college graduate — or somewhere in between — Job Search Letters For Dummies has you covered. A note to job seekers from nationally syndicated careers columnist and author or Job Search Letters For Dummies, Joyce Lain Kennedy: Welcome aboard, job seekers! Thanks for checking out this first guide to communications-supported job search and career growth in relentlessly changing technological times. The right messaging — what you say, why you say it, and when you say it — is as important today to your employment goals as it has been at any time since Leonardo da Vinci wrote the first professional resume in 1482. Consider recent job–finding history: In 1986 fax machines and postal mail were the most popular ways to send resumes and cover letters. In the 1990s the Internet boom kicked in with new tools to connect jobs and people: e-mail, websites, cell phones, mailing lists, and online bulletin boards. In the 21st century the double-time march of recruiting technology skyrocketed, building a techno-swamp populated with endless ideas of how to connect work and people through smartphones, wonder tablets, apps, and social media for virtual networking. You’re competing in a new world of work out there. If your job search is treading water — or even drowning— there’s a better way. Make a splash! Engage hiring authorities through a communications-centered campaign with smart content.

Punishment in Europe

Author: Vincenzo Ruggiero
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137028211
Release Date: 2013-08-30
Genre: Social Science

This collection, from a range of leading international scholars, looks at penal practice in a variety of different European countries. Noting particularities as well as similarities, such as the overuse of imprisonment and the use of harsher sanctions against the poor, this book questions how we justify and deliver punishment in Europe.

Translocal Connections of Bioinsecurity

Author: Linda Madsen
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 9783643908438
Release Date: 2016
Genre: Political Science

Avian influenza is considered a "global threat" and a biosecurity issue. How did that come to be? How did the avian influenza threat change as the virus spread? This book offers detailed, empirical accounts of avian influenza as the virus-and the knowledge about it -spread beyond Asia, from 2005 onwards. It also offers insights into how the concept of biosecurity has emerged in relation to recent disease outbreaks. Based on multi-sited fieldwork in Turkey and textual analyses, Translocal Connections of Bioinsecurity contributes to new ways of understanding text and field, the global and the local, and the secure and the insecure, as relational rather than opposed or unconnected, as enacted rather than pre-given. Dissertation. (Series: Civil Security. Documents on Security Research / Zivile Sicherheit. Schriften zum Fachdialog Sicherheitsforschung, Vol. 14) [Subject: Bioinsecurity, Avian Influenza, Security Studies]

Hollow City

Author: Rebecca Solnit
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 9781788731362
Release Date: 2018-11-06
Genre: Social Science

Reporting from the front lines of gentrification in San Francisco, Rebecca Solnit and Susan Schwartzenberg sound a warning bell to all urban residents. Wealth is just as capable of ravaging cities as poverty.

Blue Collar Resumes Third Edition

Author: Steven Provenzano, CPRW/CEIP
Publisher: ECS: Executive Career Services & DeskTop Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9780963355867
Release Date: 2017-08-10
Genre: Business & Economics

Blue Collar Resumes, Third Edition will help you discover, organize, and market your skills and abilities to employers with impact and clarity. Using real-life examples and the latest strategies used by expert resume writers, Steven Provenzano, CPRW/CEIP, clearly explains how to sift through your work history, extract and develop key points about your talents, and sell them to win interviews. You’ll learn to evaluate your work experience, education and skills, and translate them into powerful selling points. You will also learn new, effective methods to format and organize your achievements, design the finished resume, and leverage new techniques for making job contacts and acing the interview. The 100+ resume examples in Blue Collar Resumes, Third Edition, reflect a broad spectrum of industries, careers, and job descriptions. These include skilled trade and factory workers, assemblers and construction workers, supervisors, executive secretaries, sales and customer service representatives, data entry clerks, and clerical positions. There’s even resume samples for pilots, drivers and equipment operators, technical and medical workers, as well as entry-level business and administrative positions, and veterans returning to the workforce. No matter what your or type of work this guide will help you shorten your job search and increase your income!


Author: Loretta Lees
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135930257
Release Date: 2013-10-18
Genre: Architecture

This first textbook on the topic of gentrification is written for upper-level undergraduates in geography, sociology, and planning. The gentrification of urban areas has accelerated across the globe to become a central engine of urban development, and it is a topic that has attracted a great deal of interest in both academia and the popular press. Gentrification presents major theoretical ideas and concepts with case studies, and summaries of the ideas in the book as well as offering ideas for future research.

Go hire yourself an employer

Author: Richard K. Irish
Publisher: Main Street Books
ISBN: 0385233787
Release Date: 1987-10-20
Genre: Business & Economics

This comprehensive manual features proven strategies and techniques for jobhunters, with tips on resume-writing, preparing for interviews, how to quit a job, and specialized approaches for specific job searches

Deviance and Social Control

Author: Mary McIntosh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351059015
Release Date: 2018-05-11
Genre: Social Science

Originally published in 1974, Deviance and Social Control represents a collection of original papers first heard at the annual meeting of the British Sociological Association in 1971. They reveal how the American approach to deviance has been taken up by British sociologists, and revised and modified, and they explore possibilities of extending and strengthening the subject, for instance through comparative analysis or by examining issues which bear on deviant behaviour.

Competency based Resumes

Author: Robin Kessler
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
ISBN: 9781564147721
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

This book shows today's job candidates a new, more targeted way to write resumes to get them back on the same playing field with the best employers and improve their odds of winning the job they want. The system an employer uses when filling jobs has changed significantly in the past few years, and it is still evolving. Rather than simply looking at an applicant's past jobs, companies are instead looking at candidate's experiences in certain key areas including measurable work habits and the personal skills, known as competencies, used to achieve objectives at work. Competency-Based Resumes offers you a new and effective way to create resumes that emphasize the knowledge, skills, and abilities that you have and employers need.

African Americans and Gentrification in Washington D C

Author: Sabiyha Prince
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317184362
Release Date: 2016-03-03
Genre: Social Science

This book uses qualitative data to explore the experiences and ideas of African Americans confronting and constructing gentrification in Washington, D.C. It contextualizes Black Washingtonians’ perspectives on belonging and attachment during a marked period of urban restructuring and demographic change in the Nation’s Capital and sheds light on the process of social hierarchies and standpoints unfolding over time. African Americans and Gentrification in Washington, D.C. emerges as a portrait of a heterogeneous African American population wherein members define their identity and culture as a people informed by the impact of injustice on the urban landscape. It presents oral history and ethnographic data on current and former African American residents of D.C. and combines these findings with analyses from institutional, statistical, and scholarly reports on wealth inequality, shortages in affordable housing, and rates of unemployment. Prince contends that gentrification seizes upon and fosters uneven development, vulnerability and alienation and contributes to classed and racialized tensions in affected communities in a book that will interest social scientists working in the fields of critical urban studies and urban ethnography. African Americans and Gentrification in Washington, D.C. will also invigorate discussions of neoliberalism, critical whiteness studies and race relations in the 21st Century.

The Gentrification of Nightlife and the Right to the City

Author: Laam Hae
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780415890359
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Social Science

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.