Автор: Joseph Roach Название: Cities of the dead ISBN: 023110460X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780231104609 Издательство: Неизвестно Цена: р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка. Описание: Interweaving theatrical, musical and ritual performance from the 18th century to the present in London and New Orleans, this book looks at a rich continuum of intercultural exchange that re-invents, re-creates and restores history, showing that performance can revise the unwritten past.
Автор: John P. Pelissero (Editor) Название: Cities, politics, and policy : ISBN: 1568026862 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781568026862 Издательство: Sage Publications Рейтинг: Цена: 9176 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This work explores variation among cities through case studies and cross-sectional analyses. It synthesizes the field`s seminal literature while explaining how urban leaders and their constituents grapple with everything from city council politics to conflict and cooperation among minority groups.
Автор: Sweet Название: Cities and the Grand Tour ISBN: 1107020506 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781107020504 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 10681 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: How did eighteenth-century travellers experience, describe and represent the urban environments they encountered as they made the Grand Tour? This fascinating book focuses on the changing responses of the British to the cities of Florence, Rome, Naples and Venice, during a period of unprecedented urbanisation at home. Drawing on a wide range of unpublished material, including travel accounts written by women, Rosemary Sweet explores how travel literature helped to create and perpetuate the image of a city; what the different meanings and imaginative associations attached to these cities were; and how the contrasting descriptions of each of these cities reflected the travellers' own attitudes to urbanism. More broadly, the book explores the construction and performance of personal, gender and national identities, and the shift in cultural values away from neo-classicism towards medievalism and the gothic, which is central to our understanding of eighteenth-century culture and the transition to modernity.
Описание: This book considers the question whether or not all citizens in the US enjoy equal access to the ballot box. It reveals that the quality of polling places varies across the diverse neighborhoods of America and that precinct quality affects voter turnout.
Автор: Gittell Ross J. Название: Renewing Cities ISBN: 0691607184 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780691607184 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 3713 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
The cities of Lowell and New Bedford in Massachusetts, Jamestown in New York, and McKeesport in Pennsylvania have all undergone years of adversity and decline, their economic bases having been badly damaged by structural changes in the national economy, particularly in the manufacturing sector. In situations like these, can local development efforts make a difference? Ross Gittell answers in the affirmative. This interdisciplinary work focuses on comparative case studies of the four cities. The book reveals how public, private, and community-based local economic development initiatives affect local economic performance: what works and what does not work. City leaders and institutions can help reorganize and "reshuffle" local resources, with results that include increased investment, greater effort by local individuals and institutions, more cooperation among different development interests, and improvement in city economic positioning relative to the regional economy and local development cycles. Gittell emphasizes the possibility of shifting from a "zero-sum game" (attracting jobs from elsewhere) toward the goal of converting underutilized local resources to higher-value uses through alternative forms of economic and political organization.
Originally published in 1992.
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Описание: Dissecting twenty years of educational politics in our nation`s largest cities, this book evaluates the half-billion-dollar Annenberg Challenge - launched in 1994 - alongside many other large-scale reform efforts that have taken place in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, and the San Francisco Bay Area.
Описание: " From 1940 to 1970, nearly four million black migrants left the American rural South to settle in the industrial cities of the North and West. Competition in the Promised Land provides a comprehensive account of the long-lasting effects of the influx of black workers on labor markets and urban space in receiving areas. Traditionally, the Great Black Migration has been lauded as a path to general black economic progress. Leah Boustan challenges this view, arguing instead that the migration produced winners and losers within the black community. Boustan shows that migrants themselves gained tremendously, more than doubling their earnings by moving North. But these new arrivals competed with existing black workers, limiting black-white wage convergence in Northern labor markets and slowing black economic growth. Furthermore, many white households responded to the black migration by relocating to the suburbs. White flight was motivated not only by neighborhood racial change but also by the desire on the part of white residents to avoid local public services and fiscal obligations in increasingly diverse cities. Employing historical census data and state-of-the-art econometric methods, Competition in the Promised Land revises our understanding of the Great Black Migration and its role in the transformation of American society. "--
Описание: For most of the past century, urban America was dominated by top-down policies serving the white business and cultural elite, the suburbs, and the automobile. At times these approaches were fiercely challenged by reformers such as Jane Addams and Jane Jacobs. Yet by the 1980s, mainstream policies had resulted in a nation of ravaged central cities, sprawling suburbs, social and economic polarisation, and incalculable environmental damage.In the 1990s, this entrenched model finally yielded to change as local citizens, neighbourhood groups, and other stakeholders, empowered by a spate of new laws and policies, began asserting their own needs and priorities. Though hampered by fiscal crises and internal disagreements, these popular initiatives launched what the author terms a new era of “humane urbanism” marked by a determination to make cities and suburbs greener, healthier, safer, more equitable, more efficient, and generally more people-friendly. In the process, the mayors, architects, engineers, and bureaucrats who had previously dominated urban policy found themselves relegated to supporting roles.As Rutherford H. Platt points out, humane urbanism can take many forms, from affordable housing and networks of bike paths to refurbished waterfronts and urban farms. Often spontaneous, low-tech, and self-sustaining programmes, their shared goal is to connect people to one another and to bring nature back into the city. Reclaiming American Cities examines both sides of this historic transformation: the long struggle against patricians and technocrats of earlier decades and the recent sprouting of grassroots efforts to make metropolitan America more humane and sustainable.
Описание: Presents a study of the urban politics of the early Hanoverian era. This book aims to challenge the view that the political nation was of minimal significance, highlighting the critical contribution of the larger towns to the agitations which beset Walpole and swept Pitt to power.
Название: Gang Life in Two Cities ISBN: 023115867X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780231158671 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 3850 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Refusing to cast gangs in solely criminal terms, Robert J. Dur?n, a former gang member turned scholar, recasts such groups as an adaptation to the racial oppression of colonization in the American Southwest. Developing a paradigm rooted in ethnographic research and almost two decades of direct experience with gangs, Dur?n completes the first-ever study to follow so many marginalized groups so intensely for so long, revealing their core characteristics, behavior, and activities within two unlikely American cities.
Dur?n spent five years in Denver, Colorado, and Ogden, Utah, conducting 145 interviews with gang members, law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and other related individuals. From his research, he constructs a comparative outline of the emergence and criminalization of Latino youth groups, the ideals and worlds they create, and the reasons for their persistence. He also underscores the failures of violent gang suppression tactics, which have only further entrenched these groups within the barrio. Encouraging cultural activists and current and former gang members to pursue grassroots empowerment, Dur?n proposes new solutions to racial oppression that challenge and truly alter the conditions of gang life.
Автор: Winter Название: Capital Cities at War ISBN: 1107406978 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781107406971 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 4107 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This is the second volume of a pioneering two-volume comparative history of the capital cities of Britain, France and Germany during the Great War. Leading historians explore these wartime cities, from the railway stations where newcomers took on new identities to the streets they surveyed and the pubs, cafes and theatres they frequented, and examine notions of identity, the sites and rituals of city life, and wartime civic and popular culture. This volume, first published in 2007, offers a comparative cultural history of London, Paris and Berlin and reveals the great affinities and similarities between cities on both sides of the line. It shows the transnational character of metropolitan life and the different cultural resources which the men and women of these cities drew upon during 1500 days of war. The practices of metropolitan life go well beyond national histories and this volume suggests the outlines of a fully European history of the Great War.
Автор: Richard Dilworth Название: Cities in American Political History ISBN: 087289911X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780872899117 Издательство: Sage Publications Рейтинг: Цена: 23282 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Profiling the ten most populous cities in the United States during ten critical eras of political development, this title presents a singular focus on American cities, their government and politics, industry, commerce, labor, and race and ethnicity.
Описание: Engaging with a rapidly transforming urban world, the contributions to this collection rethink the `cinematic city` at a global scale. By presenting a global constellation of screen cities within one volume, the book encourages juxtapositions and comparisons across the North and South to capture the global city and its dynamics of exchange, hybridity, and circulation.
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