Microgeographies of Retailing and Gentrification

Gary Bridge, Robyn Dowling
2001 Australian Geographer  
It has long been argued that gentri cation is a process of consumption as well as production but, in the main, analyses of consumption and gentri cation have only tangentially or anecdotally considered the retail spaces of gentri ed neighbourhoods. In this paper we investigate the nature of the retail landscapes of gentri cation, using empirical evidence from Sydney, Australia. We point to micro retailscapes that differ between gentri ed neighbourhoods that suggest a divergence of consumption
more » ... ce of consumption practices between different groups of gentri ers. These consumption practices are considered both in terms of their relations to identity (through food and the conception of the body) and to the spaces of the city. The paper concludes by drawing out the implications for future research on the consumption practices of the new middle class and the working class in an international context.
doi:10.1080/00049180020036259 fatcat:4dmdf2gkyngl3fgmi47ekrvazy