La gentrification dans le quartier St-Sauveur à Québec : une étude de cas pour explorer les perceptions de trois groupes d'acteurs sociaux

Authors: Baril-Nadeau, Héloïse
Advisor: Raymond, Émilie
Abstract: In Quebec City, gentrification is increasingly observable in the Saint-Sauveur neighbourhood. This qualitative study provides an opportunity for participants to talk about a subject that concerns them, namely gentrification, and to cross-reference various perceptions of this phenomenon. The research aims to answer the following question: what are the perceptions three groups of social actors have of gentrification in the Saint-Sauveur neighbourhood of Quebec City? The analytical framework of the research is based on critical and constructivist epistemological postures but also on the theory of symbolic interactionism. This case study was conducted through 15 semi-directed individual interviews that were conducted with three groups of social actors: recent and long-term residents, community workers and volunteers, and business owners. The content analysis was performed using NVivo 11 software. After the analysis was done, participants were gathered for a final group meeting to validate its results. The results of this study allow for a better understanding of participants’ perceptions. Their perceptions of the gentrification process are very nuanced; they describe it as a mechanism where it is important to preserve a certain balance. These perceptions have been subdivided into six categories: population, housing, physical space, culture, local businesses and services, and security. These factors influence each other and combine to present a portrait of the different aspects of gentrification. The research participants expressed their perceptions regarding the roles of different social actors within the neighbourhood, revealing the full complexity of the gentrification phenomenon. The perspectives for research, for interventions and for the future of the neighbourhood are explained in order to offer some avenues for reflection on the topic of gentrification.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2019
Open Access Date: 29 May 2019
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/35025
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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