Course Description

ONLINE: What is gentrification? Gentrification occurs when wealthier, often white, people move into a neighborhood and displace lower-income people, often Black people and other people of color. Nonetheless, my research indicates that many people struggle to discuss this phenomenon fluently. While many of us know the conventional wisdom about gentrification, understanding the nuances of how racism and classism shape this social pattern can empower us to address it effectively. This discussion-based course will provide students with the tools — including terms, history and data — necessary to understand and respond to ongoing gentrification in Durham. We will cover four topics: an introduction to gentrification, relevant history, contemporary studies of gentrification and an application of this new knowledge to Durham. | Facilitated discussion.

Max enrollment: 24.

Class sessions are recorded.

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Section Title
Gentrification in Durham: Impacts of Race and Class
Online - Zoom
3:30PM to 4:45PM
Sep 12, 2023 to Nov 14, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Virtual Classroom  
Course Fees
Section Notes

Class sessions are recorded.

Please note: Required PDF readings and open access videos will be provided on the course website. Some breakout room discussions may be used.

Recommended reading:
Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, "Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America" (9781442276222)
Patricia Hill Collins and Sirma Bilge, "Intersectionality" (9780745684529)
W. E. B. Du Bois, "The Souls of Black Folk" (9781505223378)
Anna J. Cooper, "A Voice from the South: By a Black Woman of the South" (9781469633329)

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