Journal Article

Title Which cities are studied? Probing the geographical scope of 40 years of gentrification research
Author Kadi, Justin
Published on 02 Apr 2019
Published by Technische Universität Wien
Published in Volume 45 • Issue 1 • 2019 , pages 49-54
AC AC15334459
DOI 10.34749/oes.2019.3067
URN urn:nbn:at:at-ubtuw:4-3067

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Abstract (English)

Picking up on debates about the narrow geographical focus of gentrification research, this paper pro-bes the geographical scope of internationally published gentrification research over the last forty years. While recent critique of geographical selectivity has particularly addressed the Global North/South divide, we focus on differences within the Global North and analyze the relevance of different European capital cities (all EU28 capitals). We conduct a bibliometric analysis based on the SCOPUS database. The analysis is structured along three dimensions: the development of publication output over time across all cities (1), the number of publications on different cities across the whole period of analysis (2) and the development of publications in different cities over time (3). We find a highly skewed distribution of pub-lication output on gentrification in European capital cities, dominated by London and three other West European cities. The longitudinal analysis reveals, however, that the geographical scope has become broader in recent years.

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