Gentrification in Brixton – Reading Suggestions

Hi all,

Following our meeting today, these are the key readings I suggest you start with:

Loretta Lees et al, ‘The Birth of Gentrification’, in Gentrification (London: Routledge, 2008), pp. 3-10 and pp. 30-33. [E-Book]

Tom Slater, ‘Gentrification of the City’ in The New Blackwell Companion to the City, ed. by Gary Bridge and Sophie Watson (Blackwell, 2011)

I’ve also enrolled you onto the Lives of London KEATS course page for 2018-19. This should appear on your KEATS dashboard. Once you’ve clicked through, if you scroll to the bottom you will see a tab called: “George’s Groups: What Can London Teach Us About Gentrification?”. This will contain a lot useful further reading and resources to get started on your project.

In terms of the ethical clearance document, these are the questions you will need to answer:

Study Overview: Briefly describe your research project, as you would to a potential participant, highlighting the aims of your research, who your participants are (type of people rather than individual names), how you will recruit them and what will be asked of them (try to use no more than 50 words for each section).

a) What are the aims of your study? You should explain what the principal research question is and the specific objectives of the study

b) Who are your potential research participants? This should outline any specific criteria participants must meet in order to be eligible take part (e.g. age, ethnicity, gender, members of a specific group etc.)

c) How will participants be recruited? This should address how participants will be approached in the first instance (i.e. in person, telephone, email, etc.)

d) What will participation involve? This should include what participants will be asked to do and an example of the types of questions they may be asked.

Finally you might want to think about the history of Watney Market was curated to generate ideas for your own engagements with Brixton and Dalston’s Markets: History of Watney Market