"Belonging” in the gentrified Golden Horn/Halic neighbourhoods of Istanbul

Soytemel, Ebru (2015). "Belonging” in the gentrified Golden Horn/Halic neighbourhoods of Istanbul. Urban Geography, 36 (1), pp. 64-89.


Mainstream gentrification research predominantly examines experiences and motivations of the middle-class gentrifier groups, while overlooking experiences of non-gentrifying groups including the impact of in situ local processes on gentrification itself. In this paper, I discuss gentrification, neighbourhood belonging and spatial distribution of class in Istanbul by examining patterns of belonging both of gentrifiers and non-gentrifying groups in historic neighbourhoods of the Golden Horn/Halic. I use multiple correspondence analysis (MCA), a methodology rarely used in gentrification research, to explore social and symbolic borders between these two groups. I show how gentrification leads to spatial clustering by creating exclusionary practices and eroding social cohesion, and illuminate divisions that are inscribed into the physical space of the neighbourhood.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/02723638.2014.956419
Divisions: Languages & Social Sciences
Languages & Social Sciences > Sociology and Policy
Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for Critical Inquiry into Society and Culture (CCISC)
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s). Published by Taylor & Francis. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way
Uncontrolled Keywords: gentrification,belonging,social cohesion,social-symbolic borders,multiple correspondence analysis,Bourdieu,Istanbul,Turkey,Urban Studies,Sociology and Political Science
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Published Date: 2015
Authors: Soytemel, Ebru ( 0000-0002-7499-113X)

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