Paris Is Not Dead: Surviving Hypergentrification in the City of Light

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5.4 X 8.6 X 1.1 inches | 1.01 pounds

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About the Author
Cole Stangler is a Paris-based journalist. A writer and producer at the international news network France 24, he has also published work in the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Guardian, Foreign Policy, The Nation, Jacobin, The Atlantic, Dissent, VICE, and the New Republic. He is the author of Paris Is Not Dead (The New Press).
Praise for Paris is Not Dead:
"[This] astute and accessible mix of history and policy . . . will persuade readers of the positive impact affordable housing has on the character of a city."
--Publishers Weekly

"As the rapper Médine sang, the suburbs influence Paris, Paris influences the world. . . . Cole Stangler's Paris Is Not Dead magnificently illustrates this sociological and aesthetic truth and reminds us how much working-class Paris is still a tangible reality and a political ideal to cherish."
--Abdourahman A. Waberi, author of In the Unites States of Africa and Transit

"As radically powerful an analysis of urbanity as we have seen since Mike Davis's classic City of Quartz . . . Cole Stangler presents a Paris that bursts with life--a city many privileged Parisians do not know exists. The writing is vivid. The stories are at turn joyous and wrenching. The politics, razor sharp. This is a book that unlocks the truth of a great global city, exposing every contradiction. But Stangler's gift is leaving the reader not with doomsday scenarios of the future, but with something akin to hope. All have 'the right to Paris' --and that rallying cry stays with you long after the last page."
--Dave Zirin, sports editor for The Nation and author of The Kaepernick Effect

"A fascinating journey into Paris on the other side of the tracks. Stangler's lively and informative work delves into the rich history of the forgotten side of Paris and asks important questions about whether, in this age of urban gentrification and late-stage capitalism, the beating heart of the city can survive."
--Catherine Norris Trent, senior correspondent, France 24

"Paris Is Not Dead invites us to a fascinating journey through Paris. This book is an original portrait and a beautiful take on a largely unknown and misunderstood city."
--Philippe Marlière, professor of French and European politics, University College London

"Cole Stangler has had his finger on the pulse of uprisings in France and the U.S. for as long as I've known him. His writings on the struggles of people in and around Paris combine a unique sense of place with sharp insight into a global phenomenon: the unsustainable inequality destabilizing cities around the world."
--Sarah Jaffe, author of Work Won't Love You Back

"Paris Is Not Dead reveals that the causes of so much social unrest are the harsh living conditions and the punishing wage-rent ratio. . . . [Stangler] looks back to the historic roots of social conflict and is witness to the creative vitality of the oppressed."
--Edmund White, author of The Flaneur: A Stroll Through the Paradoxes of Paris

"Cole Stangler succeeds wonderfully in capturing the contradictions of the most visited city in the world. Paris is finally introduced as it is: the heart of the conflicting transformation of Europe's identity, and the place of a fascinating reinvention inspired by its margins."
--Rokhaya Diallo, writer, filmmaker, and activist