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Municipal Governments, Socialist Land Masters, and Urban Land Battles

You‐tien Hsing

in The Great Urban Transformation: Politics of Land and Property in China

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199568048
eISBN:
9780191721632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568048.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

Chapter 2 discusses local politics at the municipal government level. It focuses on land battles in the urban core between high‐ranking state units (or “socialist land masters”) ... More


Grassroots Resistance: Property Rights and Residents' Rights

You‐tien Hsing

in The Great Urban Transformation: Politics of Land and Property in China

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199568048
eISBN:
9780191721632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568048.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

Chapter 3 examines two types of grassroots resistance in Beijing triggered by inner‐city redevelopment. One concerns property rights protests launched by pre‐Revolution private ... More


Schools Betrayed: Roots of Failure in Inner-City Education

Kathryn M. Neckerman

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226569604
eISBN:
9780226569628
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226569628.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

The problems commonly associated with inner-city schools were not nearly as pervasive a century ago, when black children in most northern cities attended school alongside white children. This history ... More


The Chosen Ones: Black Men and the Politics of Redemption

Nikki Jones

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520288348
eISBN:
9780520963313
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288348.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In The Chosen Ones, sociologist and feminist scholar Nikki Jones shares the compelling story of a group of Black men living in San Francisco's historically Black neighborhood, the Fillmore. Against ... More


A Place Apart: The “New Ghetto” and the “Old Neighborhood”

Benjamin Looker

in A Nation of Neighborhoods: Imagining Cities, Communities, and Democracy in Postwar America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226073989
eISBN:
9780226290454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226290454.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Amid mounting public concern over the nation's simmering “urban crisis,” journalists, social scientists, and critics struggled to determine the relevance of received notions of neighborhood functions ... More


Brilliant Corners: Representing the Inner City, from Outside and from Within

Benjamin Looker

in A Nation of Neighborhoods: Imagining Cities, Communities, and Democracy in Postwar America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226073989
eISBN:
9780226290454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226290454.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

While social scientists and policy experts wrestled over the relationship between the “ghetto” and the “neighborhood,” a new cadre of cultural workers used representational formats to urge a ... More


Peaceable Kingdoms: The Great Society Neighborhood in Stories for Children

Benjamin Looker

in A Nation of Neighborhoods: Imagining Cities, Communities, and Democracy in Postwar America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226073989
eISBN:
9780226290454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226290454.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Against a backdrop of 1960s urban strife and decline, some racial liberals used stories and images to conjure forth a utopian neighborhood future. As chapter 7 contends, this impulse surfaced most ... More


Resilience in the post-welfare inner city: Voluntary sector geographies in London, Los Angeles and Sydney

Geoffrey DeVerteuil

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447316558
eISBN:
9781447316565
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447316558.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

The focal point for this book is on the ‘how’ of resilience, the on-the-ground processes surrounding the fate of residual inner-city areas deemed ‘service hubs’ (e.g. clusters of voluntary sector ... More


Globalism, America’s Ghettos, and Black Youth Development

William E. Cross

in International Perspectives on Youth Conflict and Development

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195178425
eISBN:
9780199958528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178425.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology / School Psychology

Globalism is associated with the movement of jobs and industry from one country to another, and from 1955 to the present, hundreds of thousands of industrial sector jobs were shifted from the United ... More


Dying at the Margins: Reflections on Justice and Healing for Inner-City Poor

David Wendell Moller (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780199760145
eISBN:
9780190918118
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199760145.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Dying at the Margins: Reflections on Justice and Healing for Inner-City Poor gives voice to a most vulnerable and disempowered population—the urban dying poor—and connects them to the voices of ... More


Secular trend in obesity

Roberto J. Rona and Susan Chinn

in The National Study of Health and Growth

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192629197
eISBN:
9780191723612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192629197.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Early analyses had used standard deviation scores of weight and weight-for-height, but later results, summarized here, used an index of weight-for-height appropriate for ages four to twelve years. ... More


Factors related to height

Roberto J. Rona and Susan Chinn

in The National Study of Health and Growth

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192629197
eISBN:
9780191723612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192629197.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

One of the important aims of the study was to assess the factors which influenced height and height gain. These assessments were carried out in two separate samples: the representative and the ... More


The Southeast White House: A Local Presence in a Neglected Neighborhood

Jennifer M. McBride

in The Church for the World: A Theology of Public Witness

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199755684
eISBN:
9780199932160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755684.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Chapter seven examines a Washington D.C. inner city hospitality house that has intentionally made itself present in “the forgotten quadrant” of the nation's capital. As a local presence it is ... More


Dancing with Broken Bones: Poverty, Race, and Spirit-filled Dying in the Inner City

David Wendell Moller

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199760138
eISBN:
9780190267995
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199760138.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This book gives voice and face to a vulnerable and disempowered population whose stories often remain untold: the urban dying poor. Drawing on complex issues surrounding poverty, class, and race, the ... More


Taking the (Inner) City for God

Omri Elisha

in Moral Ambition: Mobilization and Social Outreach in Evangelical Megachurches

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520267503
eISBN:
9780520950542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267503.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

The chapter explores the religious and cultural significance of the inner city for white suburban and socially engaged evangelicals, linking it to coterminous evangelical concerns regarding the ... More


Fair Homeownership

Nancy H. Kwak

in A World of Homeowners: American Power and the Politics of Housing Aid

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226282350
eISBN:
9780226282497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226282497.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 5 brings the story back to the United States from the late 1960s to the early 2000s, when overseas lessons about mass homeownership came to be reapplied in the domestic context. International ... More


The Wealth and Poverty of Cities: Why Nations Matter

Mario Polèse

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190053710
eISBN:
9780190053741
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190053710.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Much has been written about cities as engines of growth and prosperity. Cities have been centers of civilization since the beginning of history. A rich nation without cities is an impossibility. Yet, ... More


Minority Business Development Programs: Failure by Design

Timothy Bates

in Race, Poverty, and Domestic Policy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300095418
eISBN:
9780300129847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300095418.003.0035
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter critically examines the minority business development programs, arguing that their strategy of geographic targeting—aid flows into low-income, inner-city minority communities—is ... More


A Social Accounting Matrix Model of Inner-City New Haven: An Alternative Framework for Development

C. Michael Henry (ed.)

in Race, Poverty, and Domestic Policy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300095418
eISBN:
9780300129847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300095418.003.0036
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter introduces a Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) model to demonstrate how positive policy interventions alleviate inner-city poverty and racial economic inequality. Data for inner-city New ... More


Safe Passage Schools

JOY G. DRYFOOS

in Safe Passage: Making It through Adolescence in a Risky Society: What Parents, Schools, and Communities Can Do

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195137859
eISBN:
9780199846948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137859.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter suggests what one responsive Safe Passage school might look like. This Safe Passage school is an inner-city middle school with 1,000 students in grades six to eight. The building is ... More


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