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hisp final reading - Hisp 200 4/5/10 Week 11 Assignment...

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Hisp 200 4/5/10 Week 11 Assignment Donovan Rypkema’s piece, “Oversimplification of Gentrification” addresses some very important points about the idea of gentrification. He starts off with a great pre-story about a British Mathematician who had one favorite pair of socks that he wore everyday. Eventually these socks developed holes which he would mend, but he would wonder are these socks still my favorite socks from the first time I wore them. This question relates entirely to last weeks reading on whether an ax is the same ax if repaired. The main point of this story is that Rypkema’s main argument is that people oversimplify the term gentrification, which he loosely defines as “change.” He uses the term gentrification in the process that people go through similarly to the math professor, which is whether the neighborhood they once loved is the same one many years later. Rypkema discusses how neighborhoods can change and the positives and negatives of change. Neighborhoods can change for numerous reasons such as the idea of displacement in
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This note was uploaded on 01/02/2012 for the course HISP 200 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '10 term at Maryland.

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hisp final reading - Hisp 200 4/5/10 Week 11 Assignment...

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