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Creating Community: The Developers' Script

Judith Ann Trolander

in From Sun Cities to the Villages: A History of Active Adult, Age-restricted Communities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813036045
eISBN:
9780813038988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036045.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This Chapter tells the story of how the developers “scripted” the active adult lifestyle for their communities and got them functioning socially. By 1980, the first communities were reaching ... More


Del Webb's “Sun City” Concept

Judith Ann Trolander

in From Sun Cities to the Villages: A History of Active Adult, Age-restricted Communities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813036045
eISBN:
9780813038988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036045.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the most important and most famous of the developers, Del Webb, and how he conceived and implemented the concept of “active retirement” and “a new way of life” for retirees. ... More


Proliferation and Standardization

Judith Ann Trolander

in From Sun Cities to the Villages: A History of Active Adult, Age-restricted Communities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813036045
eISBN:
9780813038988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036045.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The expansion of communities brought to a head certain political issues such as familial discrimination for their banning of under adult age children as permanent residents. This topic is covered in ... More


From Sun Cities to the Villages: A History of Active Adult, Age-restricted Communities

Judith Ann Trolander

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813036045
eISBN:
9780813038988
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036045.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Youngtown, Arizona, opened in 1954 and was the first development community to have a minimum age requirement (then 65) and to ban underage children as permanent residents. Developer Del Webb unveiled ... More


. Setting Sun

Wayne Dawkins

in City Son: Andrew W. Cooper's Impact on Modern-Day Brooklyn

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032585
eISBN:
9781617032592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032585.003.0021
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter describes events from 1993 to 1996. These include Cooper’s recruitment of new personnel for the City Sun; real estate developer Abe Hirschfeld’s appointment of Wilbert Tatum of the ... More


. Bright, Shining Years

Wayne Dawkins

in City Son: Andrew W. Cooper's Impact on Modern-Day Brooklyn

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032585
eISBN:
9781617032592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032585.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter describes stories covered by the City Sun from 1984 to 1985. These include the paper’s crusade for the family of Eleanor Bumpurs, a sixty-seven-year-old grandmother who was shot and ... More


. Rising Sun

Wayne Dawkins

in City Son: Andrew W. Cooper's Impact on Modern-Day Brooklyn

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032585
eISBN:
9781617032592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032585.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter describes Andy Cooper’s weekly paper, called the City Sun, which promised an editorial environment that was compatible with advertisers’ interests without allowing them to dictate tone ... More


. Nineteen Eighty-Six

Wayne Dawkins

in City Son: Andrew W. Cooper's Impact on Modern-Day Brooklyn

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032585
eISBN:
9781617032592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032585.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter describes stories covered by the City Sun in 1986. The editors of the paper de-emphasized reports about Mayor Koch, and invested more of their time on local activists’ involvement in ... More


. The Breakup

Wayne Dawkins

in City Son: Andrew W. Cooper's Impact on Modern-Day Brooklyn

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032585
eISBN:
9781617032592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032585.003.0020
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter describes events in 1992. These include the competition between the City Sun and the Amsterdam News for the city’s readers; Utrice Leid’s promotion of Farhan Haq, who had been the City ... More


. Tawana Brawley

Wayne Dawkins

in City Son: Andrew W. Cooper's Impact on Modern-Day Brooklyn

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032585
eISBN:
9781617032592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032585.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter describes the case of Tawana Brawley, which would occupy the New York press, including the City Sun, for most of 1987. Tawana was a fifteen-year-old black girl who was reported missing ... More


Epilogue

Wayne Dawkins

in City Son: Andrew W. Cooper's Impact on Modern-Day Brooklyn

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032585
eISBN:
9781617032592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032585.003.0023
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter details the careers of City Sun alumni. These include Harry Allen, who wrote for magazines such as the Source; Maitefa Aganza, who became managing editor of African Voices literary ... More


. Arts Beat

Wayne Dawkins

in City Son: Andrew W. Cooper's Impact on Modern-Day Brooklyn

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032585
eISBN:
9781617032592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032585.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter describes the City Sun’s feature story on filmmaker Spike Lee on August 6–12, 1986; the publication of movie and arts critic Armond White’s blistering review of Eddie Murphy’s ... More


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