BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//wordpress//historikertag-2021//DE X-ORIGINAL-URL: CALSCALE:GREGORIAN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:historikertag-2021-1408 DTSTAMP:20210520T065156Z DTSTART:20211006T071500Z DTEND:20211006T090000Z SUMMARY:[Historikertag 2021] Who owns the City? Gentrification in a historical Perspective DESCRIPTION:A specter is haunting cities across Europe and North America—the specter of gentrification. Upper middle classes are moving into inner cities; historical neighborhoods are being upgraded through comprehensive measures of urban rehabilitation, squeezing out previous residents: This describes as much a social reality as it represents a trope in passionate controversies. While the concept of gentrification may thus have lost some of its scientific clarity, it has all the more developed leverage in social movements and conflicts. Much more than processes of social upscaling and marginalization are at stake: issues of private versus public, capitalism versus the provision of public goods, heteronomy versus participation. Gentrification hence points to the fundamental question: Who owns urban space? This panel explores the possibilities of historical research in socio-spatial change labelled as “gentrification”. While social sciences have thus far shaped the field, often in support of social activism, the perspective of historians may complement and expand the understanding of recent dynamics in urban societies. Taken together, the four papers aim at temporal contextualization and spatial differentiation. Transcultural and global comparison highlights varieties of capitalist urbanization as well as specific conditions of gentrification and marginalization: in historical path-dependency, under differing political regimes, or in the transformative change of Western societies in the 1970s that has been a prominent theme in recent narratives of the modern era. Addressing urban gentrification historically, therefore, may open up new approaches in contemporary history that include an often-neglected socio-spatial sensitivity. Der Beitrag Who owns the City? Gentrification in a historical Perspective erschien zuerst auf Historikertag 2021. END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR