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Unformatted text preview: resulting. Sanjek refers to a “permanent government of upper-class wealth” that maintains power and control in New York City and its surrounding communities, mandating changes within its urban neighborhoods in a fashion that will perpetuate their wealth instead of assisting those who live there. Along similar lines, Barrio Dreams draws attention to the revamping of Spanish Harlem which is resulting in gentrification of the area, forcing the poor, lower- and working-class out and allowing the middle- and upper-class to move in and, essentially, take over. The issues that these works illuminate are not specific to the cities at hand but are commonplace in urban cities throughout the world. The authors strive to enlighten others about the social, political, and economic happenings in our inner cities so we, as a people, can take responsibility for these actions and help correct the mistakes that have been made....
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- Fall '07
- Sociology, inner city communities, major urban cities, Barrio Dreams, Setha Low