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The Public Historian (2020) 42 (3): 86–113.
Published: 05 August 2020
...Joseph Plaster In this essay I reflect on my experience as director of Polk Street: Lives in Transition, a project that drew on oral histories to intervene in debates about gentrification, homelessness, sex work, queer politics, and public safety in the highly polarized setting of gentrifying San...
The Public Historian (2019) 41 (2): 190–217.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Kristyn Scorsone Using oral history research under the direction of the Queer Newark Oral History Project, this essay explores how contemporary black lesbian entrepreneurs in the city of Newark, New Jersey, are engaged in entrepreneurial practices that resist patterns of gentrification. I argue...
The Public Historian (2017) 39 (1): 35–60.
Published: 01 February 2017
..., and gentrification starting in the late 1970s and 1980s. Seeking to “Make Roanoke Queer Again,” the Southwest Virginia LGBTQ+ History Project is a community-based history initiative committed to researching and interpreting the region’s LGBTQ history. This essay argues that queer community history projects can...
The Public Historian (2010) 32 (4): 33–41.
Published: 01 November 2010
... the relationship between “official” memory and gentrification, “vernacular memory” and community preservation through the story of two waves of National Register District creation in Chicago, first in the 1980s led by real estate developers and a second in the late 1990s. © 2010 by The Regents of the University...
The Public Historian (2009) 31 (2): 7–31.
Published: 01 May 2009
... estate speculation, and development, thousands of Latina/o families were displaced. Using oral historical and ethnographic methodologies, print media, archival sources, and policy papers, this article traces the gentrification of the Mission District from the perspective of the Latina/o community...