Dr Kirsteen Paton is a lecturer in sociology at the University of Leeds, focusing on gentrification, class and local resistance movements. Growing up on Scotland’s west coast, her past research into the gentrification of Partick, Glasgow, took into account complex working-class experiences of deindustrialisation and neoliberalism. Her latest book is Gentrification: A Working Class Perspective.
Published in: openDemocracyUKTenants in danger: the rise of eviction watches
Collective resistance to the erosion of housing rights is growing. We need to turn this into a national movement.
Published in: openSecurityA sporting chance?
This year's 2014 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony will feature the demolition of Glasgow's renowned Red Road...