Gentrification and Resistance

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Laura Naegler

Cultural criminology, control, and the commodification of urban protest in Hamburg

ISBN 978-3-643-90114-9
Band-Nr. 50
Jahr 2011
Seiten 184
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Hamburger Studien zur Kriminologie und Kriminalpolitik


Based on ethnographic research in Hamburg Sternschanze and utilizing
the cultural criminological perspective as an underlying theme, this
work explores the contested spaces of gentrified inner city
neighborhoods. It examines the complex and sometimes paradox 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 vigour, and – unwillingly – turns into an
integral of the process of urban revaluation it is originally meant to

Laura Naegler has a degree in Social Work and a
M.A. in International Criminology. She is currently working as a lecturer
of criminology at the University of Applied Sciences in Düsseldorf.