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Citizens without Shelter
Homelessness, Democracy, and Political Exclusion
Leonard C. Feldman
One of the most troubling aspects of the politics of homelessness, Leonard C. Feldman contends, is the reduction of the homeless to what Hannah Arendt calls "the abstract nakedness of humanity" and what Giorgio Agamben terms "bare life."...



Surviving Poverty in Medieval Paris
Gender, Ideology, and the Daily Lives of the Poor
Sharon A. Farmer
This book about poor men and women in thirteenth- and early fourteenth-century Paris reveals the other side of the "age of cathedrals" in the very place where gothic architecture and scholastic theology were born. In Surviving Poverty in Medieval...



Subterranean Cities
The World beneath Paris and London, 1800–1945
David L. Pike
The underground has been a dominant image of modern life since the late eighteenth century. A site of crisis, fascination, and hidden truth, the underground is a space at once more immediate and more threatening than the ordinary world above...



A Man with No Talents
Memoirs of a Tokyo Day Laborer
Oyama Shiro
San'ya, Tokyo's largest day-laborer quarter and the only one with lodgings, had been Oyama Shiro's home for twelve years when he took up his pen and began writing about his life as a resident of Tokyo's most notorious neighborhood. After completing a...



Immigrants in the Lands of Promise
Italians in Buenos Aires and New York City, 1870–1914
Samuel L. Baily
Most studies of immigration to the New World have focused on the United States. Samuel L. Baily's eagerly awaited book broadens that perspective through a comparative analysis of Italian immigrants to Buenos Aires and New York City before World War I.



Claiming the City
Politics, Faith, and the Power of Place in St. Paul
Mary Lethert Wingerd
Are Minneapolis and St. Paul "Twin Cities" in proximity only? How can two cities, spoken of so often in one breath, differ so greatly in their histories and characteristics? Claiming the City traces the contours of St. Paul's "civic identity" to show...



Beyond the Ruins
The Meanings of Deindustrialization
The immediate impact of deindustrialization—the suffering inflicted upon workers, their families, and their communities—has been widely reported by scholars and journalists. In this important volume, the authors seek to move discussion of America's...



No Fire Next Time
Black-Korean Conflicts and the Future of America's Cities
Patrick D. Joyce
Why did Black-Korean tensions result in violent clashes in Los Angeles but not in New York City? In a book based on fieldwork and on a nationwide database he constructed to track such conflicts, Patrick D. Joyce goes beyond sociological and...



After-Images of the City
Criticism on the textual and iconographic construction of the city is extensive, yet the problem of historical change in representations of "the urban" has received little attention. Believing traditional accounts are limited by their reflection of...



Reckoning with Homelessness
Kim Hopper
Kim Hopper has dedicated his career to trying to address the problem of homelessness in the United States. In this powerful book, he draws upon his dual strengths as anthropologist and advocate to provide a deeper understanding of the roots of homelessness.



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