urban studies book review

I’m studying and need help with a Sociology question to help me learn.


The book review essay is on Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate State. The essay asks you to evaluate the book while drawing on readings and lectures from weeks 4 through 6.

Students are required to answer the four prompts below. Answers should be two pages long (double space, 12-point font, 1-inch margins). We are assessing your knowledge of course materials (lectures and readings). MLA or APA formats are acceptable. Submit in Word or PDF format only. Do not submit in Pages format.

The book review essay is worth 50 points. 5 points will be deducted for papers turned in within 24 hours after the deadline. Essays will not be accepted more than 24 hours after the deadline. Submit your papers at least two hours before the official deadline. This will help prevent last minute glitches.

Due Monday, February 24 at 5:00 p.m.

Your answers must be written in a standard essay format consisting of a short introduction (with a thesis statement), supporting paragraphs that respond to each of the prompts, and a short conclusion. There should be no more than two direct quotations.

Capital City

1. What does Stein mean by the real estate state? Is the real estate state neoliberal? Support your answer.

2. What are the principal causes of gentrification?

3. According to Stein, what are the specific things that planners do to support gentrification?

4. What are important consequences from gentrification?


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