In this academic essay, M. Moosa Khan assesses a considerable amount of academic writing and research on gentrification to evaluate it as a type of “new internal colonialism.” In doing so, the young scholar expands the definitions and specifications of gentrification that are conventionally western-centric to bring about a view of gentrification that is closely tied to processes of colonization. The result of such academic inquiries provides a more dynamic understanding of gentrification that expands beyond western urban spaces and cityscapes, and well into the “Global South.”

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