"Belonging” in the gentrified Golden Horn/Halic neighbourhoods of Istanbul

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Mainstream gentrification research predominantly examines experiences and motivations of the middle-class gentrifier groups, while overlooking experiences of non-gentrifying groups including the impact of in situ local processes on gentrification itself. In this paper, I discuss gentrification, neighbourhood belonging and spatial distribution of class in Istanbul by examining patterns of belonging both of gentrifiers and non-gentrifying groups in historic neighbourhoods of the Golden Horn/Halic. I use multiple correspondence analysis (MCA), a methodology rarely used in gentrification research, to explore social and symbolic borders between these two groups. I show how gentrification leads to spatial clustering by creating exclusionary practices and eroding social cohesion, and illuminate divisions that are inscribed into the physical space of the neighbourhood.

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  • Belonging in the gentrified Golden Horn Halic neighbourhoods of Istanbul

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)64-89
Number of pages27
JournalUrban Geography
Volume36
Issue1
Early online date8 Oct 2014
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StatePublished - 2015

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© 2014 The Author(s). Published by Taylor & Francis. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way

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  • gentrification, belonging, social cohesion, social-symbolic borders, multiple correspondence analysis, Bourdieu, Istanbul, Turkey

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