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Wither the Neighborhood? Education Policy, Neoliberal Globalization and Gentrification

by Kalervo N. Gulson - 2009

This chapter is part of broader ongoing attempts to demonstrate that shifts in educational policy can be understood as mutually constitutive with the changing nature of contemporary cities, including changes in urban policy (see, e.g., Gulson, 2007a, 2007b, 2008). In this chapter I want to explore one aspect of these broader attempts, namely the relationships between education policy, globalization, and the notion of the neighborhood. To do this I am going to briefly propose that the neighborhood has been deemed as relatively insignificant within certain discourses of globalization, and then use the chapter to try and argue that the neighborhood retains significance not despite but through neoliberal globalization as played out in the connections between gentrification and education markets.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 108. No. 2.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 111 Number 14, 2009, p. 148-159
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18437, Date Accessed: 10/26/2021 6:26:52 PM

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  • Kalervo Gulson
    University of New South Wales
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    KALERVO N. GULSON is Senior Lecturer in the School of Education, University of New South Wales, Australia. His research, drawing on social and cultural geography and policy sociology, examines the ways education policy relates to cities and race and ethnicity. Recent publications include Education Policy, Space and the City: Markets and the (In)visibility of Race (Routledge, 2011).
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