On ‘The Eviction of Critical Perspectives’


Critiques of gentrification and the highlighting of the resulting displacement and evictions have become quite unfashionable as an aging group of urban scholars, especially in the UK, is increasingly enamoured by ‘regeneration’ and other policy‐driven questions. Without question there has been an ‘eviction of critical perspectives’, as Slater suggests, lubricated by a broader neoliberal shift, concerning this major process of class‐based city rebuilding.