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The Servant Class City: Urban Revitalization Versus the Working Poor in San Diego

David J. Karjanen


The Servant Class City demonstrates that for San Diego’s inner city revitalization, focusing on new development, visitor services, and high-rises overlooks the dramatic growth in low-wage service work, and persistent challenges facing poor, and working poor inner city residents. The book documents how over in a 30 year period, San Diego’s urban revitalization targeted specific industries, creating thousands of low-wage jobs and transforming the inner city, while at the same time broader economic trends further eroded the economic standing of the urban poor and working poor. As a result, inner ... More

Keywords: Urban revitalization, Urban poor, Working poor, Informal economy, Labor market, Service work, America, San Diego

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780816694624
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816694624.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David J. Karjanen, author
University of Minnesota