January 20, 2015: “community,” definitions, typologies


January 27, 2015: modernity, locality, belonging

Delanty, intro. and chapters 1-3

Hill Collins, Patricia. 2010. “The New Politics of Community.” American Sociological Review 75(1):7-30.


February 3, 2015: citizenship, multiculturalism

Delanty, chapters 4-6

van Houdt, Friso, Semin Suvarierol, and Willem Schinkel. 2011. “Neoliberal Communitarian Citizenship: Current Trends Towards ‘Earned Citizenship’ in the United Kingdom, France and the Netherlands.” International Sociology 26(3):408-32.


February 10, 2015: postmodernism, cosmopolitanism

Delanty, chapters 7-9 and conclusion

Madden, David J. 2014. “Neighborhood as Spatial Project: Making the Urban Order on the Downtown Brooklyn Waterfront.International Journal of Urban & Regional Research 38(2):471-497.


February 17, 2015: sociology, history, and community

discussion leader: Sheets

Erikson, preface, chapters one and two

Zukin, Sharon. 2011. “Reconstructing the Authenticity of Place.” Theory and Society 40(2):161-5.

Franquesa, Jaume. 2014. “On Keeping and Selling.” Current Anthropology 54(3):346-369.


February 24, 2015: the shapes of the Devil

discussion leader: Barrientos

Erikson, chapter three

Betancur, John. 2011. “Gentrification and Community Fabric in Chicago.” Urban Studies 48(2):383-406.

Fullilove, Mindy Thompson and Rodrick Wallace. 2011. “Serial Forced Displacement in American Cities, 1916-2010.” Journal of Urban Health 88(3):381-89.


March 3, 2015: community and continuity

discussion leader: Foreman

Erikson, chapters four and five

Ley, David and Sin Yih Teo. 2014. “Gentrification in Hong Kong? Epistemology vs. Ontology.” International Journal of Urban & Regional Research 38(4):1286-1303.

Ghertner, D. Asher. 2014. “India’s Urban Revolution: Geographies of Displacement Beyond Gentrification.” Environment and Planning A 46(7):1554-71.


March 10, 2015: nationalism

discussion leader: Cantrell

Anderson, preface, chapters 1-4

Schlichtman, John Joe and Jason Patch. 2014. “Gentrifier? Who, Me? Interrogating the Gentrifier in the Mirror.” International Journal of Urban & Regional Research 38(4):1491-1508.

Gregory, Steven. 2013. “The Radiant University: Space, Urban Redevelopment, and the Public Good.” City & Society 25(1):47-69.

McLean, Heather E. 2014. “Cracks in the Creative City: The Contradictions of Community Arts Practice.” International Journal of Urban & Regional Research 38(6):2156-73.


March 17, 2015

spring break


March 24, 2015: nationalism

discussion leader: Gonzalez

Anderson, chapters 5-7

Cimino, Richard. 2011. “Neighborhoods, Niches, and Networks: The Religious Ecology of Gentrification.” City & Community 10(2):157-81.


March 31, 2015: nationalism

discussion leader: Opeyemi

Anderson, chapters 8-11

Jackson, Jonathan. 2011. “The Global Gentrification of Nothing.” Spaces & Flows: An International Journal of Urban & Extra Urban Studies 1(1):25-36.

Chaskin, Robert J. and Mark L. Joseph. 2013. “‘Positive’ Gentrification, Social Control, and the ‘Right to the City’ in Mixed-Income Communities: Uses and Expectations of Space and Place.” International Journal of Urban & Regional Research 37(2):480-502.


April 7, 2015: the robotic moment: in solitude, new intimacies

Turkle, author’s note, intro. and part one

Drew, Emily J. 2012. “‘Listening through White Ears’: Cross-Racial Dialogues as Strategy to Address the Racial Effects of Gentrification.” Journal of Urban Affairs 34(1):99-115.

Arbaci, Sonia and Ian Rae. 2013. “Mixed-Tenure Neighbourhoods in London: Policy Myth or Effective Device to Alleviate Deprivation?” International Journal of Urban & Regional Research 37(2):451-79.


April 14, 2015: what are social media doing to us?

paper due

Marche, Stephen. 2015. “The Epidemic of Facelessness.” New York Times February 14.

Ronson, Jon. 2015. “How One Stupid Tweet Blew Up Justine Sacco’s Life. New York Times February 12.

Cain Miller, Claire. 2015. “Technology Has Made Life Different, but Not Necessarily More Stressful.” New York Times January 15.

Willingham, Daniel T. 2015. “Smartphones Don’t Make Us Dumb.” New York Times January 20.

April 21, 2015: networked: in intimacy, new solitudes

Turkle, part two

Tissot, Sylvie. 2011. “Of Dogs and Men: The Making of Spatial Boundaries in a Gentrifying Neighborhood.” City and Community 10(3):265-84.

Tissot, Sylvie. 2014. “Loving Diversity/Controlling Diversity: Exploring the Ambivalent Mobilization of Upper-Middle-Class Gentrifiers, South End, Boston.” International Journal of Urban & Regional Research 38(4):1181-94.


April 28, 2015

student paper presentations


May 12, 2015

take home final exam due back by email no later than 9:00 p.m.