(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Commodifying poverty : gentrification and consumption in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BURNETT K. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Political Science, Univ., Victoria, CANADA


This article examines the commodification of poverty through gentrification and consumption in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. The results indicate that the presence of poor and marginalized residents living in this neighborhood is one of the reasons for some consumers’ decisions to visit new upscale establishments in the area. It concludes that this trend toward poverty tourism signals a shift from the simple displacement of low-income residents to a more complex form of gentrification in which residents face spatial management and control while their poverty is commodified


Article of periodic

published at : Urban geography / ISSN 0272-3638

Editor : Winston, Silver Spring, MD - ETATS-UNIS (1980)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 35, no2 [pp. 157-176]



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1080/02723638.2013.867669

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