Citation

The Gentrification of Street Vending: Gourmet Food Trucking in New York City

Abstract | Word Stems | Keywords | Association | Citation | Similar Titles



Abstract:

This paper details the emergence of middle-class, native-born entrepreneurs within New York City's street vending industry, which has long been almost entirely composed of first generation immigrants. I argue that the entry of this comparatively higher strata into New York's vending community represents a new stage of the gentrification process, one in which urban service infrastructures are being transformed in their class and racial composition. The food vending permit structure in New York creates a de facto rental market for vending in public space, the cost of which is dramatically escalating since the gourmet food truck trend began. Cultural appropriation is used to transform street vending into a culinary ‘frontier’ expressly marketed to a gentrifying demographic, practices which are in turn capitalized upon by larger corporate entities eager to find new avenues into street marketing. As middle and upper strata classes join in the city’s service economy, notably in its highly informalized sectors, immigrants and people of color are increasingly being displaced not only from the spaces in which they live, but also from the spaces in which they work. The paper concludes that scholars of gentrification must turn their attention to the next stage of displacements, which included new subjects and forms of gentrification as an urban process, particularly in cities for which residential gentrification is by now deeply entrenched.

Most Common Document Word Stems:

food (213), truck (155), street (155), vendor (114), vend (112), new (99), citi (86), york (75), gourmet (64), truckster (63), one (57), owner (53), permit (51), industri (49), immigr (47), busi (43), work (42), gentrif (41), class (40), brand (37), market (32),
Convention
All Academic Convention can solve the abstract management needs for any association's annual meeting.
Submission - Custom fields, multiple submission types, tracks, audio visual, multiple upload formats, automatic conversion to pdf.Review - Peer Review, Bulk reviewer assignment, bulk emails, ranking, z-score statistics, and multiple worksheets!
Reports - Many standard and custom reports generated while you wait. Print programs with participant indexes, event grids, and more!Scheduling - Flexible and convenient grid scheduling within rooms and buildings. Conflict checking and advanced filtering.
Communication - Bulk email tools to help your administrators send reminders and responses. Use form letters, a message center, and much more!Management - Search tools, duplicate people management, editing tools, submission transfers, many tools to manage a variety of conference management headaches!
Click here for more information.

Association:
Name: American Sociological Association Annual Meeting
URL:
http://www.asanet.org


Citation:
URL: http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p724102_index.html
Direct Link:
HTML Code:

MLA Citation:

Dunn, Kathleen. "The Gentrification of Street Vending: Gourmet Food Trucking in New York City" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Hilton San Francisco Union Square and Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, Aug 15, 2014 <Not Available>. 2016-06-10 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p724102_index.html>

APA Citation:

Dunn, K. A. , 2014-08-15 "The Gentrification of Street Vending: Gourmet Food Trucking in New York City" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Hilton San Francisco Union Square and Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco, San Francisco, CA Online <APPLICATION/PDF>. 2016-06-10 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p724102_index.html

Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: This paper details the emergence of middle-class, native-born entrepreneurs within New York City's street vending industry, which has long been almost entirely composed of first generation immigrants. I argue that the entry of this comparatively higher strata into New York's vending community represents a new stage of the gentrification process, one in which urban service infrastructures are being transformed in their class and racial composition. The food vending permit structure in New York creates a de facto rental market for vending in public space, the cost of which is dramatically escalating since the gourmet food truck trend began. Cultural appropriation is used to transform street vending into a culinary ‘frontier’ expressly marketed to a gentrifying demographic, practices which are in turn capitalized upon by larger corporate entities eager to find new avenues into street marketing. As middle and upper strata classes join in the city’s service economy, notably in its highly informalized sectors, immigrants and people of color are increasingly being displaced not only from the spaces in which they live, but also from the spaces in which they work. The paper concludes that scholars of gentrification must turn their attention to the next stage of displacements, which included new subjects and forms of gentrification as an urban process, particularly in cities for which residential gentrification is by now deeply entrenched.


Similar Titles:
Beyond La Venta Abulante (Street Vending): Latina Immigrant Food Vendors in a Southern California College Campus

Working Class Wilderness: Immigrant, African American, and Working Class Leisure in the Forest Preserves of Industrial Chicago

School Brand Management: The Policies, Practices, and Perceptions of Branding and Marketing in New York City’s Public High Schools


 
All Academic, Inc. is your premier source for research and conference management. Visit our website, www.allacademic.com, to see how we can help you today.