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TRAMES. A Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences
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Full article in PDF format | 10.3176/tr.2021.2.01

Nele Nutt, Zenia Kotva, Kadri Mets, Sirle Salmistu


In the constantly changing network of social and cultural processes in contemporary-modern societies, a cultural internalization is occurring, during which the dictated rules and regulations of society become a part of human character. This article discusses how people who live within a community identify themselves and construct the social character of that area in the context of gentrification. Two theories are discussed to explain this phenomenon: social representation theory and social capital theory. Gentrification of the neighbourhood as the simultaneous process has laid out the scene and has created the context for this study. A community can be identified by the neighbourhood and the resulting intertwined relationships. The community of Supilinn neighbourhood in Tartu city, Estonia has been explored.


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