Clément Boisseuil

Clément Boisseuil is a PhD candidate in Political Science (Comparative Political Sociology) at the SciencesPo European Studies Center. For his dissertation, currently in progress and supervised by Pierre Lascoumes, he is carrying out a comparative study of the metropolitan urban renewal policies of Paris and Chicago. He has been Visiting Researcher at the Northwestern University Sociology Department for one semester in 2012 and for the academic year of 2013-2014.

Paris défaite, Paris refaite : redéfinir la gentrification.

Clément Boisseuil | 14.10.2014

Today, gentrification is one of the richest areas of research in urban sociology, geography, economics and anthropology. However, the interdisciplinary definition of this concept is far from established. Radical geographer Anne Clerval and ethnologist Sophie Corbillé have authored two books on this significant phenomenon in Paris, offering a strong analysis of the leading populations and processes in this movement. Both researchers, although they belong to separate disciplines, agree that gentrifiers (or “bobos”) are not a unique and unified social [...]