Unit V (New conceptions of place and urbanity)

Gentrification and the middle class. In Creative Urbanity, Emmanuela Guano draws on a study of the “creative” middle class in Genoa in order to provide a perspective on gentrification that is different from dominant themes in Anglo-American scholarship. Explain her perspective and how it is different.Does she make a convincing argument about gentrification, in your opinion? Why or why notAlso: You should include – at least one short quotation from Guano and your comments on why it is important. – reference to at least one other academic article we have not read for class.     – Make your title as precise as possible in presenting your subject matter and your own approach to it (i.e., not simply A Review of The Sound of Music, but, for example, Defending the Baroness: Why Moral Ambiguity is Central to The Sound of Music). – Include a Bibliography page that includes Title, Author, Date, Publisher, and Place of Publication for all works cited (most important) and other sources you found particularly helpful. Use the bibliography of a book or article as a guide, if necessary. – Make sure you  – number your pages- double-spaceAdditional Notes on Citations    Be judicious with quotations – this is your paper and we are only interested in what others say if they make your perspective clearer. So introduce your quotes and comment on them. Do not assume that they can speak for you – the reader always wants to know what your perspective is – how this quote fits into the aims that you have in writing the paper. After each quote, comment on specific words or phrases and explain why what is said is important to your main topic. Focus on making your own understanding of the quote explicit in your writing. This helps make your own perspective clearer to you and your readers and it allows you to show how your work draws on and extends the ideas of others.  When you have quotes that are more than one line, indent, single-space, and do not use quotation marks. If you’ve already noted who is speaking, you don’t need to include the name in parentheses at the end, as in (Jarman 1997:4-5). An example: Jarman notes that memory is not simply a repository for sensory data that are stored away, only to be retrieved unchanged and as new when required:  Instead, remembering must be an active process, in which memories have to be worked on and used in order to be maintained. Memories, as a medium for understanding the past, are a part of the wider cultural practices that are continually being adapted and rephrased to meet the needs of the present (1997:4-5).“Jarman” would then be in your bibliography as Jarman, Neil. 1997 Material Conflicts. Parades and Visual Displays in Northern Ireland. New York: Berg Publishers.  There are different styles regarding bibliographies. I am not concerned with which style you use (for ex., whether you put the date at the beginning or the end). What counts is that you include all the relevant information and that you remain consistent with your system, whichever one you choose.