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Remaking the Heartland: Middle America since the 1950s

Robert Wuthnow

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691146119
eISBN:
9781400836246
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146119.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

For many Americans, the Middle West is a vast unknown. This book sets out to rectify this. It shows how the region has undergone extraordinary social transformations over the past half-century and ... More


Upscaling Downtown: From Bowery Saloons to Cocktail Bars in New York City

Richard E. Ocejo

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155166
eISBN:
9781400852635
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155166.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Once known for slum-like conditions in its immigrant and working-class neighborhoods, New York City's downtown now features luxury housing, chic boutiques and hotels, and, most notably, a vibrant ... More


Afterword

Robert Wuthnow

in Remaking the Heartland: Middle America since the 1950s

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691146119
eISBN:
9781400836246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146119.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This afterword summarizes the book's main findings about the social transformations that the Middle West has experienced since the 1950s. It explains how the decade after World War II presented a ... More


Here in the Middle

Robert Wuthnow

in Remaking the Heartland: Middle America since the 1950s

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691146119
eISBN:
9781400836246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146119.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter reflects on the idea of an American heartland now beset with problems and how it intertwines with nostalgic visions of a better past. Both perceptions play well to the insiders who live ... More


Mixed-Income Development in Context: Urban Poverty, Community Development, and the Transformation of Public Housing

Robert J. Chaskin and Mark L. Joseph

in Integrating the Inner City: The Promise and Perils of Mixed-Income Public Housing Transformation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226164397
eISBN:
9780226303901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226303901.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter places public housing reform policies like the Plan for Transformation in Chicago and HOPE VI (and its successor Choice Neighborhoods) at the national level in the broader historical ... More


Policing, Crime, and Legitimacy in New York and Los Angeles: The Social and Political Contexts of Two Historic Crime Declines

Jeffrey Fagan and John MacDonald

in New York and Los Angeles: The Uncertain Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199778386
eISBN:
9780199332588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778386.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter tells the story of policing, crime, and the search for legitimacy over the past two decades in Los Angeles and New York City. Throughout this complex political, normative, and legal ... More


Urban transformation in football: from Manchester United as a ‘global leisure brand’ to FC United as a ‘community club’

George Poulton

in Realising the City: Urban Ethnography in Manchester

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526100733
eISBN:
9781526132376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100733.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter analyses urban economic transformation through fieldwork among a group of football fans, who in 2005 formed a breakaway club ‘FC United of Manchester’ in response to a transnational ... More


Contemporary Chicago Politics: Myth, Reality, and Neoliberalism

Larry Bennett

in Neoliberal Chicago

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040597
eISBN:
9780252099038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040597.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

What was once a descriptor—Chicago as the last major American city government governed by a political machine—has become a trope, an all-purpose means of explaining public policy aims, achievements, ... More


Laboratorization and the “Green” Rebuilding of New Orleans’s Lower Ninth Ward

Barbara L. Allen

in The Neoliberal Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, Late Capitalism, and the Remaking of New Orleans

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673247
eISBN:
9781452946962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673247.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the technological transformation of the flood-damaged Holy Cross, a subdistrict of the Lower Ninth Ward neighborhood in New Orleans, after Hurricane Katrina. Using insights ... More


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