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Black Power at Work
Community Control, Affirmative Action, and the Construction Industry
Black Power at Work chronicles the history of direct action campaigns to open up the construction industry to black workers in the 1960s and 1970s, with case studies of Brooklyn, Newark, the Bay Area, Detroit, Chicago, and Seattle.



Black Vienna
The Radical Right in the Red City, 1918–1938
Janek Wasserman
Janek Wasserman traces intellectual, social, and political developments in the Austrian First Republic while highlighting intellectuals' participation in the growing worldwide conflict between socialism, conservatism, and fascism.



Blue Helmets and Black Markets
The Business of Survival in the Siege of Sarajevo
Peter Andreas
A major contribution to our understanding of contemporary urban warfare, war economies, and the political repercussions of humanitarian action.



Bringing Outsiders In
Transatlantic Perspectives on Immigrant Political Incorporation
Leading social scientists present individual cases and work toward a comparative synthesis of how immigrants affect—and are affected by—civic life on both sides of the Atlantic.



"Brown" in Baltimore
School Desegregation and the Limits of Liberalism
Howell S. Baum
In the first book to present the history of Baltimore school desegregation, Howell S. Baum shows how good intentions got stuck on what Gunnar Myrdal called the "American Dilemma." Immediately after the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision, the...



Building China
Informal Work and the New Precariat
Sarah Swider
In Building China, Sarah Swider draws on her research in Beijing, Guangzhou, and Shanghai between 2004 and 2012, including living in an enclave, working on construction jobsites, and interviews with eighty-three migrants, managers, and labor contractors. Her ethnography focuses on the work, family, and social lives of construction workers in China.



The Building of Cities
Development and Conflict
Harvey H. Kaiser
Kaiser examines the city-building process from the time when a proposal for urban development is first conceived to the early stages of construction.



Building the City of Spectacle
Mayor Richard M. Daley and the Remaking of Chicago
Costas Spirou, Dennis R. Judd
Richard M. Daley led a period of economic restructuring after that difficult era by building a vibrant tourist economy. Costas Spirou and Dennis R. Judd focus on Richard M. Daley's role in transforming Chicago’s economy and urban culture.



Chasing the American Dream
New Perspectives on Affordable Homeownership
Claims for the benefits of homeownership have been largely accepted without close scrutiny. But is homeownership always beneficial for low-income Americans? This book provides a critical assessment of affordable homeownership policies and goals.



Cities for Profit
The Real Estate Turn in Asia’s Urban Politics
Gavin Shatkin
Cities for Profit examines the phenomenon of urban real estate megaprojects in Asia—massive, privately built planned urban developments that have captured the imagination of politicians, policymakers, and citizens across the region. These...



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