Ruth Glass (born Ruth Adele Lazarus, 1912–1990) was a German-born British sociologist. Glass's work reflected her belief "that the purpose of sociological research was to influence government policy and bring about social change". A lasting legacy is her coining of the term 'gentrification', which she created to describe the processes by which the poor were squeezed out of parts of London as upper-class ghettos were created.

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  • Ruth Glass (geb. Lazarus) (* 30. Juni 1912 in Berlin; † 7. März 1990 in Sutton) war eine britische Soziologin deutscher Herkunft. Sie forschte und publizierte insbesondere zu Fragen der Stadtsoziologie und zu Problemen ethnischer Minderheiten in großen englischen Städten. Ruth Lazarus studierte an der Universität Berlin, setze ihre Studien aber ab 1932 beim Erstarken des Nationalsozialismus in Genua und Prag fort. Danach emigrierte die vom Nationalsozialismus bedrohte Jüdin nach London, wo sie ihr sozialwissenschaftliches Studium an der London School of Economics and Political Science weiter führte. Von 1935 bis 1941 war sie mit dem Wirtschaftswissenschaftler Henry William Durant verheiratet, 1942 wurde sie Ehefrau des Soziologen David Glass. Nach zwei Forschungsjahren an der Columbia University in New York und Tätigkeiten in der britischen Regionalplanung wurde Ruth Glass 1951 erst Mitarbeiterin und ab 1958 Forschungsdirektorin am Centre for Urban Studies der Universität London, an der sie auch als Professorin lehrte. Besonders bekannt wurde Glass durch ihre Arbeit über soziale Veränderungen im Londoner Stadtteil Islington, die sie mit dem danach Karriere machenden Begriff gentrification benannte. (de)
  • Ruth Glass (born Ruth Adele Lazarus, 1912–1990) was a German-born British sociologist. Glass's work reflected her belief "that the purpose of sociological research was to influence government policy and bring about social change". A lasting legacy is her coining of the term 'gentrification', which she created to describe the processes by which the poor were squeezed out of parts of London as upper-class ghettos were created. A key figure in urban sociology, Ruth Glass made a significant contribution to the institutionalisation of British sociology as an academic discipline in the 1950s. Her reputation in this field was established from the late 1930s by studies of housing developments and planning in Watling and Middlesbrough, and later by pioneer work on black immigration. However, as Eric Hobsbawm acknowledged in his obituary of Glass, the text of what would have been her major work, the Third London Survey (successor to the surveys of Booth and Llewellyn Smith), was never quite completed. Between 1935 and 1941 she was married to Henry William Durant, the statistician and pioneer in the field of public opinion polling. She married David Victor Glass, a sociologist and demographer, in 1942. (en)
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  • 1912-6-30
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  • Ruth Glass (geb. Lazarus) (* 30. Juni 1912 in Berlin; † 7. März 1990 in Sutton) war eine britische Soziologin deutscher Herkunft. Sie forschte und publizierte insbesondere zu Fragen der Stadtsoziologie und zu Problemen ethnischer Minderheiten in großen englischen Städten. (de)
  • Ruth Glass (born Ruth Adele Lazarus, 1912–1990) was a German-born British sociologist. Glass's work reflected her belief "that the purpose of sociological research was to influence government policy and bring about social change". A lasting legacy is her coining of the term 'gentrification', which she created to describe the processes by which the poor were squeezed out of parts of London as upper-class ghettos were created. (en)
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