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American city

Anselm L. Strauss

American city

a sourcebook of urban imagery

by Anselm L. Strauss

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Published by Allen Lane in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementedited by Anselm L Strauss.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20110152M

One of the worst choices anyone can make is to have children, or even glancing human attachments of any kind. This lesson cannot be institutionalized or replicated by hired help, as it is essentially an organic and informal responsibility. I find new titles or series for my store and identify what consumers are focusing on, in a far more general capacity. The one other gripe I have with this novel is that it didn't seem to move forward for at least a while.

In Philadelphia, Ehrenhalt rightly describes the vitality of Center City, but notes that just a few blocks away in neighborhoods like Kensington the squalor and violence are overwhelming. When she agrees to serve on the presidential campaign of her new boss, the quixotic senator Steven Slaymaker, her historian boyfriend Richard and their delicado friends become alarmed at the turn her ambitions are taking. With rich ethnographic detail, Alice Goffman reveals the emotional arc of deceptively complex young lives that are criminalized daily in one Black neighborhood in Philadelphia. In other words, healthy sidewalks transform the city's high volume of strangers from a liability to an asset. I think all independent booksellers should attend BookExpo at least once to feel the energy of New York City and submerse yourself in the wild world of BookExpo! Meanwhile, new private-sector jobs are coming mainly from servicing the expanding urban class and the wealthy.

They form the first line of defense for administering order on the sidewalk, supplemented by police authority when the situation demands it. It traces the complicity of private real estate restrictions, local planning and zoning, and federal housing policies in the "white flight" of people and wealth from the central city. Of all the evictees depicted in this book, only one — Scott, the former nurse — eventually regains a job and an apartment. Louis on the altar of race. And the prose is so thoughtful, so well written, and so engaged with recent scholarship that scholars on the topic will be fascinated. At the opposite end of the scale, individual streets — such as Hudson Street in Greenwich Village — can also be characterized as neighborhoods.


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American city book

Mona used science to prove Flint kids were exposed to lead, and how she courageously went public with her research and faced a brutal backlash. But I would like to claim him as a journalist too, and one who, like Katherine Boo in her study of a Mumbai slum, has set a new standard for reporting on poverty.

Poor black women were locked out. Jacobs' anti-orthodox frustration stems from the fact that their anti-urban biases somehow became an American city book part of the mainstream academic and political consensus on how to design cities themselves, enshrined in course curricula and federal and state legislation affecting, inter alia, housing, mortgage financing, urban renewaland zoning decisions.

Jacobs' critique[ edit ] American city book admits that the ideas of the Garden City and the Decentrists made sense on their own terms: a suburban town appealing to privacy-oriented, automobile-loving personalities should tout its green space and low-density housing. Of course, Koontz' classic good vs.

Even the successful cities have become top and bottom affairs. A brilliant fieldworker and a smart analyst of what she saw and heard, Goffman has made a lasting contribution to our understanding of the administration of the law, urban life and race relations, in a book you will never forget reading.

Goffman has a gift for bringing to life the troubles and anxieties of ordinary people. And before you go, arrange meetings with your reps and contacts. Fiona, Drackman, and his father help move the story forward but are never really interesting enough to bring on the razzle dazzle of the more evil characters I've come to expect from Koontz.

Philadelphia is in an even more perilous condition. With Kotkin seemingly in mind, he repeatedly qualifies his conclusions. Gordon's focus on a single city, a single neighborhood Greater Villeand even a single house North Market Street gives his comprehensive analysis an immediacy and power that it might otherwise lack.

While you are looking, you might also listen, linger and think about what you see. Jonah faces challenges with courage that many adults will never obtain. Mona an immigrant, a doctor and a scientist whose family roots in social justice activism buoyed her through the fight for justice in Flint.

This is not the rebuilding of cities. They sought safety in the suburbs or in urban enclaves, but they were forced to give up the civic spaces, parks, boulevards and bustling street life that had made cities so stimulating in the past.

In order to sustain the former, residents must become exceedingly deliberate in choosing their neighbors and their associations. Landlords hate kids for being noisy, for trying to flush toys down the toilet, or — at their most devilish — testing positive for lead poisoning, which can bring down the authorities.

The healthy sidewalk is a critical mechanism for achieving these ends, given its role in preventing crime and facilitating contact with others. Your eyes and ears and nose remain excellent portals for receiving, interpreting, and storing information.

Mapping Decline is the first history of a modern American city to combine extensive local archival research with the latest geographic information system GIS digital mapping techniques. As The City progresses, we are introduced to the many people in Jonah's life that have helped shape him.

The best work of ethnography I have read in a very, very long time. As with Chicago, the downtown is well policed, but crime is rampant immediately adjacent to the core.

Then the telephone made everyone feel connected and closer.

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Assimilating children[ edit ] Sidewalks are great places for children to play under the general supervision of parents and other natural proprietors of the street.

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