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The Help-Yourself City: Legitimacy and Inequality in DIY Urbanism

Gordon C.C. Douglas

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190691332
eISBN:
9780190691349
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190691332.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

When cash-strapped local governments don’t provide adequate services, and planning policies prioritize economic development over community needs, what is a concerned citizen to do? In the ... More


Introduction

Nicholas Rombes

in New Punk Cinema

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748620340
eISBN:
9780748671052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620340.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to trace a tendency in cinema that owes some debt to the aesthetics and politics of the punk movement in the United States ... More


What Kind of Discographies Do We Want?: From 1979 into the Future

Bruce D. Epperson

in More Important Than the Music: A History of Jazz Discography

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226067537
eISBN:
9780226067674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226067674.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter describes notable discographies and discographers from 1979 onwards. These include the fourth edition of Brian Rust's Jazz Records, A-Z; the twenty-sixth and final volume of Tom Lord's ... More


Building a Market: The Rise of the Home Improvement Industry, 1914-1960

Richard Harris

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226317663
eISBN:
9780226317687
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317687.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Each year, North Americans spend as much money fixing up their homes as they do buying new ones. This obsession with improving their dwellings has given rise to a multibillion-dollar industry that ... More


Introduction

Richard Harris

in Building a Market: The Rise of the Home Improvement Industry, 1914-1960

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226317663
eISBN:
9780226317687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317687.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The home improvement industry involves many different players, from lenders to manufacturers and retailers. Then there are the media such as consumer magazines, television shows, and web sites and ... More


The Foundation of Home Ownership

Richard Harris

in Building a Market: The Rise of the Home Improvement Industry, 1914-1960

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226317663
eISBN:
9780226317687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317687.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During the first half of the twentieth century, home ownership as a social norm was instrumental in the rise of the home improvement industry in North America. Although the Depression actually gave ... More


A Perfect Storm for the Building Industry

Richard Harris

in Building a Market: The Rise of the Home Improvement Industry, 1914-1960

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226317663
eISBN:
9780226317687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317687.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Competition from mail-order companies forced lumber dealers to rethink their strategy, particularly with respect to consumers. More specifically, lumber dealers diversified their product lines and ... More


The Improvement Business Coalesces

Richard Harris

in Building a Market: The Rise of the Home Improvement Industry, 1914-1960

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226317663
eISBN:
9780226317687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317687.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Although owners had always maintained their homes, the home improvement industry did not become recognized until the early 1950s, when it began to draw the attention of retailers, advertisers, ... More


A Zelig of the American Cultural Economy

Richard Harris

in Building a Market: The Rise of the Home Improvement Industry, 1914-1960

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226317663
eISBN:
9780226317687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317687.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The rise of the home improvement industry was made possible by the collective prosperity that brought more people into the middle class. Although most property owners had always tried to maintain ... More


Introduction

Gordon C.C. Douglas

in The Help-Yourself City: Legitimacy and Inequality in DIY Urbanism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190691332
eISBN:
9780190691349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190691332.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

The first chapter introduces and defines the phenomenon of DIY urban design: unauthorized yet intentionally functional and civic-minded improvements to urban spaces, in forms inspired by official ... More


Life in the Cybernetic Bedsit: Interior Design and the Homosexual Self

Richard Hornsey

in The Spiv and the Architect: Unruly Life in Postwar London

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816653140
eISBN:
9781452946139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816653140.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter looks at the postwar importance of the home and widespread deployment of “contemporary” interior design as an indirect method of domestic social management. It compares the public design ... More


San Francisco Video Collectives and the Counterculture

Deanne Pytlinski

in West of Center: Art and the Counterculture Experiment in America, 1965-1977

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677252
eISBN:
9781452947440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677252.003.0004
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter focuses on the video collectives that emerged in San Francisco in the 1960s and 1970s. Specifically, it examines the relationship between these collectives to the ideals and practices of ... More


Queer and Trans People of Color Community Arts Collective: Ste-Émilie Skillshare

Sandra Jeppesen, Anna Kruzynski, and Coco Riot

in Artistic Citizenship: Artistry, Social Responsibility, and Ethical Praxis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199393749
eISBN:
9780199393770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199393749.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Performing Practice/Studies

The Ste-Émilie Skillshare is a Montreal-based community “do-it-yourself” (DIY) art space that is run by and for people who identify as trans, two-spirit, queer, indigenous, and/or people of color and ... More


Introduction

Maurie J. Cohen

in The Future of Consumer Society: Prospects for Sustainability in the New Economy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198768555
eISBN:
9780191821912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198768555.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, Microeconomics

Consumer society reached maturation in the United States and other industrialized countries in the years following World War II and this process was due to the confluence of demographic growth, ... More


The Mass-Market Maker Movement

Maurie J. Cohen

in The Future of Consumer Society: Prospects for Sustainability in the New Economy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198768555
eISBN:
9780191821912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198768555.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, Microeconomics

Chapter 4 focuses on 3D printing, homecrafting, and other activities comprising the Maker Movement, which blurs the customary boundaries between production and consumption (sometimes known as ... More


Improved Infrastructure and Leisure

David George Surdam

in Century of the Leisured Masses: Entertainment and the Transformation of Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780190211561
eISBN:
9780190211608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190211561.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Improved infrastructure affected Americans’ leisure choices during the twentieth century. Automobiles and improved roads, suburbanization, and electricity contributed to the rising standard of ... More


Retirement USA

Sylvester J. Schieber

in The Predictable Surprise: Unraveling the U.S. Retirement System

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199890958
eISBN:
9780190261382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199890958.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This book focuses on the impending retirement crisis in the United States, something that has been apparent for decades but never addressed. Since the 1980s, the Social Security trustees have been ... More


And Then, A Predictable Defined Contribution Surprise

Sylvester J. Schieber

in The Predictable Surprise: Unraveling the U.S. Retirement System

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199890958
eISBN:
9780190261382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199890958.003.0019
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter examines the implications of the shift from defined benefit plans to defined contribution plans. In 1975, almost 68 percent of the benefits that were paid out of private ... More


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