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City Bound
How States Stifle Urban Innovation
Gerald E. Frug, David J. Barron
Many major American cities are defying the conventional wisdom that suburbs are the communities of the future. But as these urban centers prosper, they increasingly confront significant constraints. In City Bound, Gerald E. Frug and David J. Barron...



A New New Deal
How Regional Activism Will Reshape the American Labor Movement
Amy B. Dean, David B. Reynolds
A New New Deal offers a bold new plan to revitalize American labor activism and build a sense of common purpose between labor and community organizations though alliances organized at the regional level.



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...



Taming the Disorderly City
The Spatial Landscape of Johannesburg after Apartheid
Martin J. Murray
In postapartheid Johannesburg, tensions of race and class manifest themselves starkly in struggles over "rights to the city." Real-estate developers and the very poor fight for control of space as the municipal administration steps aside...



Citizen Employers
Business Communities and Labor in Cincinnati and San Francisco, 1870–1916
Jeffrey Haydu
Haydu compares the very different employer attitudes and experiences that guided labor-capital relations in two American cities: Cincinnati and San Francisco.



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...



Labor in the New Urban Battlegrounds
Local Solidarity in a Global Economy
Introducing the role of urban social context in the field of labor revitalization, this book features global case studies in which strong coalitions have enabled new union influence as well as those in which such coalition building has been...



The Neoliberal City
Governance, Ideology, and Development in American Urbanism
Jason Hackworth
The shift in the ideological winds toward a "free-market" economy has brought profound effects in urban areas. The Neoliberal City presents an overview of the effect of these changes on today's cities. The term "neoliberalism" was originally used in...



The Truce
Lessons from an L.A. Gang War
Karen Umemoto, Karen Nora Umemoto
This ethnography of a gang war in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Oakwood, just blocks from the famed Venice Beach boardwalk, provides a rare eyewitness account of the urban violence pervasive in the recent history of the United States. With...



Reforming Men and Women
Gender in the Antebellum City
Bruce Dorsey
Before the Civil War, the public lives of American men and women intersected most frequently in the arena of religious activism. Bruce Dorsey broadens the field of gender studies, incorporating an analysis of masculinity into the history of early...



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