Dog Parks and Coffee Shops: Diversity Seeking in Changing Neighborhoods

Sonya Grier, American University, USA
Vanessa Perry, George Washington University, USA
This research explores diversity-seeking, community, and consumption in neighborhoods undergoing urban revitalization. In a study of three in Washington, DC, neighborhoods, we find that differences in resources, cultural norms and cultural preferences lead to tensions among some residents and perceived exclusion from consumption opportunities for others.
[ to cite ]:
Sonya Grier and Vanessa Perry (2014) ,"Dog Parks and Coffee Shops: Diversity Seeking in Changing Neighborhoods", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 42, eds. June Cotte and Stacy Wood, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 757-757.