Steven High’s new book is out there: Deindustrializing Montreal: Entangled Histories of Race, Residence and Class.
The intimate relationship between capitalism, class struggles, and racial inequality in two working-class Montreal neighbourhoods.
The urban neighbourhood has never been a settled concept, and its apparent innocence masks considerable contestation, divergence, and change over time. Deindustrializing Montreal thinks critically about locality, revealing how heritage becomes an agent of gentrification, investigating how places like Little Burgundy and the Point acquire race and class identities, and questioning what is preserved and for whom.