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How Green Became GoodUrbanized Nature and the Making of Cities and Citizens

How Green Became Good: Urbanized Nature and the Making of Cities and Citizens

Hillary Angelo

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226738994
eISBN:
9780226739182
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226739182.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This book offers a sociological explanation of urban greening as a contemporary global phenomenon, and of widespread perceptions of green as a “good” for cities. Urban-environmental scholarship ... More

Ceasefire CityMilitarism, Capitalism, and Urbanism in Dimapur

Ceasefire City: Militarism, Capitalism, and Urbanism in Dimapur

Dolly Kikon and Duncan McDuie-Ra

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190129736
eISBN:
9780190992682
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190129736.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

For a city in India’s northeast that has been embroiled in the everyday militarization and violence of Asia’s longest-running armed conflict, Dimapur remains ‘off the map’. With no ‘glorious’ past or ... More

Digital NomadsIn Search of Meaningful Work in the New Economy

Digital Nomads: In Search of Meaningful Work in the New Economy

Rachael A. Woldoff and Robert C. Litchfield

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780190931780
eISBN:
9780190931810
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190931780.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work, Urban and Rural Studies

Digital nomads are knowledge workers who actively seek a lifestyle of freedom, using technology to perform their work remotely, traveling far and wide, and moving as often as they like. They have ... More

Estate Regeneration and its DiscontentsPublic Housing, Place and Inequality in London

Estate Regeneration and its Discontents: Public Housing, Place and Inequality in London

Paul Watt

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781447329183
eISBN:
9781447329206
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447329183.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This book provides a theoretically informed, empirically rich account of the development, causes and consequences of public housing (council/local authority/social) estate regeneration within the ... More

The Settlement House Movement RevisitedA Transnational History

The Settlement House Movement Revisited: A Transnational History

John Gal, Stefan Köngeter, and Sarah Vicary (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781447354239
eISBN:
9781447354246
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447354239.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The Settlement House Movement is perceived as a major influence on the emergence of the social work profession globally. Yet, historical research on this movement in social work, and in particular, ... More

How Civic Action WorksFighting for Housing in Los Angeles

How Civic Action Works: Fighting for Housing in Los Angeles

Paul Lichterman

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691177519
eISBN:
9780691200040
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691177519.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This book renews the tradition of inquiry into collective, social problem-solving. The book follows grassroots activists, nonprofit organization staff, and community service volunteers in three ... More

Public Gardens and Livable CitiesPartnerships Connecting People, Plants, and Place

Public Gardens and Livable Cities: Partnerships Connecting People, Plants, and Place

Donald A. Rakow, Meghan Gough, and Sharon A. Lee

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501702594
eISBN:
9781501751769
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702594.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This book changes the paradigm for how we conceive of the role of urban public gardens. The book advocates for public gardens as community outreach agents that can, and should, partner with local ... More

Village Institutions in Egypt in the Roman to Early Arab Periods

Village Institutions in Egypt in the Roman to Early Arab Periods

Micaela Langellotti and D. W. Rathbone

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197266779
eISBN:
9780191916069
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266779.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This volume is the first to survey village institutions in Egypt during the first eight centuries AD, from the beginning of Roman rule to the early Arab period. Despite the many studies of society ... More

A Recipe for GentrificationFood, Power, and Resistance in the City

A Recipe for Gentrification: Food, Power, and Resistance in the City

Alison Hope Alkon, Yuki Kato, and Joshua Sbicca (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479834433
eISBN:
9781479809042
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479834433.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

From upscale restaurants to community gardens, food often reflects shifts in taste that are emblematic of gentrification. The prestige that food retail and urban agriculture can lend to a ... More

Governing the Urban in China and IndiaLand Grabs, Slum Clearance, and the War on Air Pollution

Governing the Urban in China and India: Land Grabs, Slum Clearance, and the War on Air Pollution

Xuefei Ren

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691203393
eISBN:
9780691203416
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691203393.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Urbanization is rapidly overtaking China and India, the two most populous countries in the world. One-sixth of humanity now lives in either a Chinese or Indian city. This transformation has unleashed ... More

Cooperatives in New OrleansCollective Action and Urban Development

Cooperatives in New Orleans: Collective Action and Urban Development

Anne Gessler

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781496827616
eISBN:
9781496827562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496827616.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Cooperatives in New Orleans: Collective Action and Urban Development intervenes in southern labor, civil rights, and social movement histories to counter the misconception that cooperatives are ... More

Housing ShockThe Irish Housing Crisis and How to Solve It

Housing Shock: The Irish Housing Crisis and How to Solve It

Rory Hearne

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447353898
eISBN:
9781447353911
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447353898.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The unprecedented housing and homelessness crisis in Ireland is having profound impacts on Generation Rent, the wellbeing of children, worsening wider inequality and threatening the economy. Housing ... More

County LinesExploitation and Drug Dealing among Urban Street Gangs

County Lines: Exploitation and Drug Dealing among Urban Street Gangs

Simon Harding

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781529203073
eISBN:
9781529210101
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529203073.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Described by the National Crime Agency as a ‘significant threat’, county lines involve gangs recruiting vulnerable youth to sell drugs in provincial areas. This phenomenon has impacted local drug ... More

The Self-Build ExperienceInstitutionalisation, Place-Making and City Building

The Self-Build Experience: Institutionalisation, Place-Making and City Building

Willem Salet, Camila D'Ottaviano, Stan Majoor, and Daniel Bossuyt (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447348429
eISBN:
9781447349952
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447348429.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Comparing self-build experiences in city-regions over three continents, this book spans gigantic local differences. In order to make sense of comparison, a strict selection of paradigm is made to ... More

Home FreePrisoner Reentry and Residential Change after Hurricane Katrina

Home Free: Prisoner Reentry and Residential Change after Hurricane Katrina

David S. Kirk

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190841232
eISBN:
9780190841263
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190841232.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance, Urban and Rural Studies

This book is about building credible science to address the challenge of criminal recidivism. It does so by drawing upon a unique natural experiment that presented an opportunity to witness an ... More

The Property LobbyThe Hidden Reality behind the Housing Crisis

The Property Lobby: The Hidden Reality behind the Housing Crisis

Bob Colenutt

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447340492
eISBN:
9781447350330
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340492.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Book Abstract: Despite countless reports and Government policy announcements on the housing crisis over decades, the scale and depth of the crisis continues. Homelessness, shortages of social ... More

Urban FormalismThe Work of City Reading

Urban Formalism: The Work of City Reading

David Faflik

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780823288045
eISBN:
9780823290505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823288045.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Urban Formalism radically reimagines what it meant to “read” a brave new urban world during the transformative middle decades of the nineteenth century. At a time when contemporaries in the twin ... More

Last SubwayThe Long Wait for the Next Train in New York City

Last Subway: The Long Wait for the Next Train in New York City

Philip Mark Plotch

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780801453663
eISBN:
9781501745034
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453663.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This book is the fascinating and dramatic story behind New York City's struggle to build a new subway line under Second Avenue and improve transit services all across the city. The book reveals why ... More

Us versus ThemRace, Crime, and Gentrification in Chicago Neighborhoods

Us versus Them: Race, Crime, and Gentrification in Chicago Neighborhoods

Jan Doering

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190066574
eISBN:
9780190066611
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190066574.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Urban and Rural Studies

Crime and gentrification represent hot button issues in racially diverse neighborhoods. Drawing on three and a half years of ethnographic fieldwork, this book provides a detailed analysis of ... More

Transforming GlasgowBeyond the Post-Industrial City

Transforming Glasgow: Beyond the Post-Industrial City

Keith Kintrea and Rebecca Madgin (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447349778
eISBN:
9781447349792
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447349778.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

“Transforming Glasgow is designed to become an essential book for academics, students, and urban practitioners. The book explores how the city of Glasgow is coming to terms with its post-industrial ... More

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