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Saving Our Cities
A Progressive Plan to Transform Urban America
William W. Goldsmith
In Saving Our Cities, William W. Goldsmith shows how cities can be places of opportunity rather than places with problems. With strongly revived cities and suburbs, working as places that serve all their residents, metropolitan areas will...



Running the Rails
Capital and Labor in the Philadelphia Transit Industry
James Wolfinger
In Running the Rails, James Wolfinger uses the history of Philadelphia's sprawling public transportation system to explore how labor relations shifted from the 1880s to the...



The Soul of Pleasure
Sentiment and Sensation in Nineteenth-Century American Mass Entertainment
David Monod
Show business is today so essential to American culture it's hard to imagine a time when it was marginal. But as David Monod demonstrates, the appetite for amusements outside the home developed slowly over the course of the nineteenth century. The Soul of Pleasure offers a new interpretation of how the taste for entertainment was...



Constructive Feminism
Women's Spaces and Women's Rights in the American City
Daphne Spain
In Constructive Feminism, Daphne Spain examines the deliberate and unintended spatial consequences of feminism's second wave, a social movement dedicated to reconfiguring power relations between women and...



Making Immigrant Rights Real
Nonprofits and the Politics of Integration in San Francisco
Els de de Graauw
In Making Immigrant Rights Real, Els de Graauw examines how immigrant-serving nonprofits can make impressive policy...



Unsettled Americans
Metropolitan Context and Civic Leadership for Immigrant Integration
The politics of immigration have heated up in recent years as Congress has failed to adopt comprehensive immigration reform, the President has proposed executive actions, and state and local governments have responded unevenly and ambivalently to burgeoning immigrant communities in the context of a severe economic downturn. Moreover we have...



Paper Cities
Urban Portraits in Photographic Books
Ranging from early photography to contemporary works, Paper Cities gathers thought-provoking case studies from several international contexts that illuminate the debate on cities, photographs, and books.



Reforming New Orleans
The Contentious Politics of Change in the Big Easy
Peter F. Burns, Matthew O. Thomas
In Reforming New Orleans, Peter F. Burns and Matthew O. Thomas chart the city's recovery and assess how successfully officials at the local, state, and federal levels transformed the Big Easy in the wake of Hurricane...



Stories of House and Home
Soviet Apartment Life during the Khrushchev Years
Christine Varga-Harris
Stories of House and Home is a social and cultural history of the massive construction campaign that Khrushchev instituted in 1957 to resolve the housing crisis in the Soviet Union and to provide each family its own...



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...



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