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Municipal Benevolence

Elisabeth S. Clemens

in Civic Gifts: Voluntarism and the Making of the American Nation-State

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226559360
eISBN:
9780226670973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226670973.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Following the Civil War, volunteers returned to civilian life, often in cities that experienced a series of severe economic depressions across the last decades of the nineteenth century. Across ... More


Home Is Where the Investment Is

Toufoul Abou-Hodeib

in A Taste for Home: The Modern Middle Class in Ottoman Beirut

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780804799799
eISBN:
9781503601475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799799.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter details how late Ottoman reforms introduced notions of hygiene and aesthetics that reshaped the relationship between the home and its urban context. Drawing on nineteenth-century global ... More


“The Position of Our City has Materially Changed”: Public Costs and Municipal Governance During the Civil War

Earl F. Mulderink III

in New Bedford's Civil War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823243341
eISBN:
9780823243389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823243341.003.0009
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter details efforts by New Bedford's public officials to confront the challenges presented by the Civil War on fiscal management and municipal governance. It examines community debates over ... More


The Plans and Principles of District Progressivism

David A. Gamson

in The Importance of Being Urban: Designing the Progressive School District, 1890-1940

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226634548
eISBN:
9780226634685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226634685.003.0003
Subject:
Education, History of Education

Chapter 2 focuses on the reforms and designs national leaders devised to improve both public schools and municipal governance, and it offers depth and detail on the specific innovations that elites ... More


Accidental Metaphysics

Trais Pearson

in Sovereign Necropolis: The Politics of Death in Semi-Colonial Siam

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501740152
eISBN:
9781501740176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501740152.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter analyzes the adoption and adaptation of tacit assumptions about human identity, agency, and responsibility that underlie legal liberalism—in other words, the metaphysics of civil law. ... More


Anticorruption by Indirection: Wang Yuewen's National Portrait

in Corruption and Realism in Late Socialist China: The Return of the Political Novel

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804754859
eISBN:
9780804768108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804754859.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines Wang Yuewen's political novel National Portrait. It explains that the problem tackled in this novel is municipal-level governance and that all the corruptions are reflected ... More


Coda: Archipelagoes of Life

Jodi Rios

in Black Lives and Spatial Matters: Policing Blackness and Practicing Freedom in Suburban St. Louis

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501750465
eISBN:
9781501750496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750465.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This coda explains how a cultural politics of race and space relies on the logics of antiblackness as described throughout the previous chapters. As a fundamental technique of biopower, power over ... More


Building an Urban Future through Nature

Hillary Angelo

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

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226738994
eISBN:
9780226739182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226739182.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Chapter 2 shows how urbanized nature was put to work, materially, through the construction of garden cities in the Ruhr, focusing on Krupp’s Margarethenhöhe in Essen. While the colonies provided ... More


Our People Love the Banya But Nothing Good Comes of It

Ethan Pollock

in Without the Banya We Would Perish: A History of the Russian Bathhouse

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780195395488
eISBN:
9780190051662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195395488.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

By the second half of the nineteenth century Russia doctors had caught up with their Western peers and began to see bathing in general and the banya in particular as crucial for health and hygiene. ... More


Urban Planning: Leveraging the Urban Planning System to Shape Healthy Cities

Helen Pineo, Nici Zimmermann, and Mike Davies

in Urban Health

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190915858
eISBN:
9780190915889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190915858.003.0021
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Cities ultimately are human-made environments. It is this very feature of cities that makes them an appealing target for population health inquiry. That they have been created means that they can ... More


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