New research in the Journal of Public Policy & Marketing explores diversity seeking, community, and consumption in neighborhoods undergoing urban revitalization. In a study of three Washington, DC, neighborhoods, the authors find that differences in resources, cultural norms, and cultural preferences lead to tensions among some residents and perceived exclusion from consumption opportunities for others. The authors also created an award-winning documentary based on their research.
DogParks & CoffeeShops: Diversity Seeking in Changing Neighborhoods (Trailer) from Sonya Grier on Vimeo.
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