Intervention gentrification and everyday socio-economic transactions in intervention societies

Joely Thomas, Birte Vogel

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This article calls for a focus on the economic everyday of intervention societies. It opens the debate by demonstrating the effects of intervention gentrification and sketching out different forms of local–intervener interactions. We argue that the majority of economic impacts are localised and connected to immediate geographic proximity and thus require a qualitative methodological approach. Further, many of these implications are of a socio-economic rather than economic nature. To demonstrate this, the article explores interactions and (non-)material transactions between residents in the neighbourhood of Jabal al-Weibdeh, Amman showing how the international presence has transformed the neighbourhood’s infrastructure and norms.
Original languageEnglish
JournalCivil Wars
Early online date14 Aug 2018
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Intervention gentrification, Amman, spatial economics, intervention

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Global inequalities
  • Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute


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