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Creating the Suburban School Advantage: Race, Localism, and Inequality in an American Metropolis

John L. Rury

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501748394
eISBN:
9781501748417
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748394.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This book explains how American suburban school districts gained a competitive edge over their urban counterparts. It focuses on the period between 1950 and 1980, and presents a detailed study of ... More


Don't Blame Us: Suburban Liberals and the Transformation of the Democratic Party

Lily Geismer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157238
eISBN:
9781400852420
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157238.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This book traces the reorientation of modern liberalism and the Democratic Party away from their roots in labor union halls of northern cities to white-collar professionals in postindustrial ... More


Introduction

Lily Geismer

in Don't Blame Us: Suburban Liberals and the Transformation of the Democratic Party

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157238
eISBN:
9781400852420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157238.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This introductory chapter describes the myth of Massachusetts exceptionalism in the context of suburban liberalism, and provides a brief overview of Massachusetts politics in general, particularly ... More


No One Home to Answer the Phone

Lily Geismer

in Don't Blame Us: Suburban Liberals and the Transformation of the Democratic Party

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157238
eISBN:
9781400852420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157238.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter looks at the growth of suburban feminism as a means to consider the persistence of certain elements of suburban liberal activism and ideology in a changed political and economic climate. ... More


Sustainable Conservation: Can It Be Done?

Gene E. Likens

in Foundations of Environmental Sustainability: The Coevolution of Science and Policy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195309454
eISBN:
9780199871261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309454.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter identifies the conservation and protection of ecosystems and landscapes as a critical need in the largely destabilized world of the early 21st century. This threat comes from several ... More


A Multiracial World

Lily Geismer

in Don't Blame Us: Suburban Liberals and the Transformation of the Democratic Party

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157238
eISBN:
9781400852420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157238.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter examines the Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO) and its commitment to equal opportunity and changing individual attitudes through one-on-one interaction. While ... More


The Cost of Abandonment

Jennifer F. Hamer

in Abandoned in the Heartland: Work, Family, and Living in East St. Louis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520269316
eISBN:
9780520950177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269316.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

Today, in the metropolitan-area small cities, African Americans are more likely than whites to live in poverty, to experience a high rate of school dropouts, and to be incarcerated. At a later point ... More


Educating the Fragmented Metropolis

John L. Rury

in Creating the Suburban School Advantage: Race, Localism, and Inequality in an American Metropolis

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501748394
eISBN:
9781501748417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748394.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This introductory chapter discusses an “ecological” approach to understanding urban development, as applied to suburban schooling. It narrows down the scope of the study to metropolitan Kansas City, ... More


Suburban and Urban Schools: Two Sides of a National Metropolitan Coin

John L. Rury

in Creating the Suburban School Advantage: Race, Localism, and Inequality in an American Metropolis

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501748394
eISBN:
9781501748417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748394.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter describes the development of educational systems in the United States through much of the twentieth century, and changes in metropolitan life following the Second World War. Patterns of ... More


Urbanization and disease in amphibians

David K. Skelly, Susan R. Bolden, Manja P. Holland, L. Kealoha Freidenburg, Nicole A. Freidenfelds, and Trent R. Malcolm

in Disease Ecology: Community structure and pathogen dynamics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198567080
eISBN:
9780191717871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567080.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

Amphibians depend on freshwater wetlands that have greatly been altered by urbanization. Increases in human density can be linked to changes in light and thermal environments, water chemistry, and ... More


Foundations: How the Built Environment Made Twentieth-Century Britain

Sam Wetherell

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691193755
eISBN:
9780691208558
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691193755.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book is a history of twentieth-century Britain told through the rise, fall, and reinvention of six different types of urban space: the industrial estate, shopping precinct, council estate, ... More


Reforming Sprawl, and Beyond

Thad Williamson

in Sprawl, Justice, and Citizenship: The Civic Costs of the American Way of Life

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195369434
eISBN:
9780199852826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369434.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter addresses six broad strategies in reforming the United States' social pattern: undoing exclusionary zoning and subsidies, improving urban quality of life and education, redressing local ... More


Reclaiming the Sacred Commons

John Gatta

in Making Nature Sacred: Literature, Religion, and the Environment in America from the Puritans to the Present

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195165050
eISBN:
9780199835140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165055.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Wendell Berry’s creative nonfiction has been chiefly inspired by the author’s longstanding relation to his home place in Kentucky. It embodies his religious conviction that land should be understood ... More


In Suburbia

Chester E. Finn and Andrew E. Scanlan

in Learning in the Fast Lane: The Past, Present, and Future of Advanced Placement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691178721
eISBN:
9780691185828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178721.003.0007
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

This chapter explores the Advanced Placement (AP) program in suburban school districts. Even as urban centers like Fort Worth and New York typify today's livelier venues for AP expansion, the program ... More


Flame and Fortune in the American West: Urban Development, Environmental Change, and the Great Oakland Hills Fire

Gregory L. Simon

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292802
eISBN:
9780520966161
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292802.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

This book investigates the ongoing politics, folly, and avarice shaping the production of increasingly widespread yet dangerous suburban and exurban landscapes. The 1991 Oakland Hills Tunnel Fire is ... More


Uniting and Dividing a Heartland Metropolis: Growth and Inequity in Postwar Kansas City

John L. Rury

in Creating the Suburban School Advantage: Race, Localism, and Inequality in an American Metropolis

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501748394
eISBN:
9781501748417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748394.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter introduces metropolitan Kansas City as the site for a case study to examine the dynamics of suburban development and its implications for educational inequality. Following the lead of ... More


No Ordinary Suburbs

Lily Geismer

in Don't Blame Us: Suburban Liberals and the Transformation of the Democratic Party

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157238
eISBN:
9781400852420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157238.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter shows how structural processes, policies, and national trends intersected with the particular history, geography, and reputation of the Boston area to produce the set of ... More


Tightening the Belt

Lily Geismer

in Don't Blame Us: Suburban Liberals and the Transformation of the Democratic Party

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157238
eISBN:
9781400852420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157238.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter places the debates over voluntary integration within the context of the Boston busing crisis and the national recession. Explorations of the dramatic events that surrounded the Boston ... More


London voices, London lives: Tales from a working capital

Peter Hall

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349842
eISBN:
9781447302711
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349842.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This book provides a unique collection of ordinary Londoners who, in their own voices, tell about ordinary London lives. Interviews with over a hundred people in eight localities, from inner-city ... More


From the Outside In: Suburban Elites, Third-Sector Organizations, and the Reshaping of Philadelphia

Carolyn T. Adams

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451621
eISBN:
9780801471858
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451621.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This book addresses the role of suburban elites in setting development agendas for urban municipalities and their larger metropolitan regions. It shows how major nongovernmental, nonmarket ... More


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