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Black Citymakers: How The Philadelphia Negro Changed Urban America

Marcus Anthony Hunter

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199948130
eISBN:
9780199333202
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199948130.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This book revisits the Black Seventh Ward neighborhood and residents of W. E. B. DuBois’s The Philadelphia Negro over the course of the twentieth century. Through the dual lens of political agency ... More


The Future of Sustainable Cities: Critical Reflections

John Flint and Mike Raco (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847426673
eISBN:
9781447305545
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426673.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The sudden onset of the credit crunch in 2008 and the subsequent recession in many national economies has opened up significant new challenges for policy makers and communities in cities across the ... More


A Voice in Politics

Nicole P. Marwell

in Bargaining for Brooklyn: Community Organizations in the Entrepreneurial City

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226509068
eISBN:
9780226509082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226509082.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Urban politics largely focus on a competition for critical resources: along with affordable, quality housing, residents of poor urban neighborhoods need parks, clean streets, safety, quality ... More


Corporate Power and Ethnic Patronage: Machine Politics in Oakland

Chris Rhomberg

in No There There: Race, Class, and Political Community in Oakland

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520236189
eISBN:
9780520940888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236189.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter presents a baseline of economic, political, and social development in Oakland from the beginning of the twentieth century to 1920. It also discusses the structural and conjunctural ... More


No There There: Race, Class, and Political Community in Oakland

Chris Rhomberg

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520236189
eISBN:
9780520940888
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236189.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Challenged by Ku Klux Klan action in the 1920s, labor protests culminating in a general strike in the 1940s, and the rise of the civil rights and black power struggles of the 1960s, Oakland, ... More


From Boom To Bubble: How Finance Built the New Chicago

Rachel Weber

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226294483
eISBN:
9780226294513
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226294513.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This book unpacks the urban development process, identifying the players and processes that contribute to periodic construction booms. Debunking the notion that booms occur to accommodate growth or ... More


Jakarta, Drawing the City Near

AbdouMaliq Simone

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816693351
eISBN:
9781452949611
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693351.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

By examining the ways in which the central city of Jakarta continues to accommodate different practices of life and types of residents, the book attempts to reframe the conventional discussion and ... More


The Near-South: Between Megablock and Slum

AbdouMaliq Simone

in Jakarta, Drawing the City Near

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816693351
eISBN:
9781452949611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693351.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Offers a theoretical formulation that not only explores the ways in which major metropolitan areas of the Global South remain near to the conditions of urbanization usually associated with this ... More


The Urban Majority: Improvised Livelihoods in Mixed-up Districts

AbdouMaliq Simone

in Jakarta, Drawing the City Near

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816693351
eISBN:
9781452949611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693351.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Considers districts where people of different backgrounds operate in close proximity to each other, and where the proximity means different thing—sometimes closeness, sometimes distance, ... More


Gentrifying the State: Governing Through Property

D. Asher Ghertner

in Rule By Aesthetics: World-Class City Making in Delhi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199385560
eISBN:
9780190263324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199385560.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Chapter 2 follows a series of political transformations that granted organizations of private property owners called resident welfare associations (RWAs) unheralded political power in millennial ... More


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