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Key Words

Capitalism
An economic and political system in which trade and industry are controlled by private ownership for profit

Commodification
The transformation of goods, services, ideas into objects of trade and economic value known as commodities.

Planetary Gentrification
The understanding of gentrification at a planetary scale, unfolding across the global north and south, from slum gentrification to mega-displacement.

Subculture
A cultural group within a larger culture that display different beliefs to the mainstream. Subcultural studies often study the symbolism attached to clothing, fashion, and music within these groups