The Spectre of Spectacle

Gender, Gentrification and Ghostliness in Portland's "Pearl"

  • Kenya Gutteridge
Keywords: Portland, fashion, leisure, gender, gentrification, feminization of culture


Through a stroll through Portland's "Pearl District," this paper traces the feminization of culture as a co-constituted by, and co-constituting of, its gentrification.

Author Biography

Kenya Gutteridge

Kenya Gutteridge is in her fourth year at the University of British Columbia Okanagan, majoring in Cultural Studies and minoring in Gender and Women’s Studies. She is a writer interested in the entanglements of Earth, time, bodies, animals, gender, race, human-made objects, plants, bacteria and stories. She hopes to someday take a Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.