Essay One

The City Market at O Street Website In his Washington Post article “O Street Market: Symbol of Violence becomes a marker for D.C.’s Resurgence,” Marc Fisher describes the renovation of the O Street market and explores the effect it will have on the Shaw neighborhood.  This article explains how the old market was transformed into […]

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AB: The Consequences of Gentrificiation

Jackson, Jonathan. “The Consequences of Gentrification for Racial Change in Washington, DC.” Housing Policy Debate, vol. 25, no. 2, Dec. 2014, pp. 353–373. In his scholarly article “The Consequences of Gentrification of Racial Change in Washington, DC,” Jonathan Jackson looks at the effects of gentrification on the racial composition and transformation of urban neighborhoods.  While […]

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AB: The Back To The City Movement

Hyra, D. “The Back-to-the-City Movement: Neighbourhood Redevelopment and Processes of      Political and Cultural Displacement.” Urban Studies, vol. 52, no. 10, 2014, pp. 1753–1773. In his scholarly article, “The Back-To-The-City movement: Neighborhood redevelopment and processes of political and cultural displacement,” Derek Hyra uses the Shaw neighborhood as a case study to analyze the effects of the […]

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RA: Ghetto

  In chapter four of his book City of Rhetoric, David Fleming explains how American Ghettos were intentionally created and used to systematically oppress racial or ethnic groups through the example of African Americans in Chicago.  Chicago is used to illustrate Flemings arguments because the city’s “extreme spatial manifestation of [its socio economic] subjugation” makes […]

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