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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.



The Park and the People
A History of Central Park
Roy Rosenzweig, Elizabeth Blackmar
This "exemplary social history" (Kirkus Reviews) is the first full-scale account of Central Park ever published. Elizabeth Blackmar and Roy Rosenzweig tell the story of Central Park's people—the merchants and landowners who launched the project; the...



Peasant Maids, City Women
From the European Countryside to Urban America
Christiane Harzig, Marianne Knothe, Margareta Matovic, Deidre Mageean, Monika Blaschke
From the 1850s to the 1920s, women were 30 to 40 percent of all immigrants to the United States and their migration experiences were shaped by similar social, economic, demographic, and cultural forces. In Peasant Maids, City Women, a truly...



Peasant Metropolis
Social Identities in Moscow, 1929–1941
David L. Hoffmann
During the 1930's, 23 million peasants left their villages and moved to Soviet cities, where they comprised almost half the urban population and more than half the nation's industrial workers. Drawing on previously inaccessible archival materials...



Places of Performance
The Semiotics of Theatre Architecture
Marvin Carlson
"A lucid, well-organized survey of the almost infinite variety of production spaces of western theatre. . . . Carlson's survey must be admired for its wealth of carefully researched and elegantly articulated information concerning the relation of...



Provincial Modernity
Local Culture and Liberal Politics in Fin-de-Siècle Hamburg
Jennifer Jenkins
A history of the making of public culture in Imperial Germany, Provincial Modernity challenges traditional accounts of the rise and fall of German liberalism and the meaning given to the "cultural work" of the German middle classes. With an...






Public Property and Private Power
The Corporation of the City of New York in American Law, 1730–1870
Hendrik Hartog



Race, Money, and the American Welfare State
Michael K. Brown
The American welfare state is often blamed for exacerbating social problems confronting African Americans while failing to improve their economic lot. Michael K. Brown contends that our welfare system has in fact denied them the social provision it...



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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