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The Caribbeanization of Black Politics
The Caribbeanization of Black Politics (March 2018)
Race, Group Consciousness, and Political Participation in America
Sharon D. Wright Austin - Author

Examines the continuing ethnic diversification of black America and its impact on black political empowerment.

In The Caribbeanization of Black Politics, Sharon D. Wright Austin explores the impact of ethnic diversification of African American communities on the prospects for black political empowerment. Focusing on Boston, Chicago, Miami, and New York City—cities that for the last several years have experienced an...(Read More)
 
 
Cities under Austerity
Cities under Austerity (February 2018)
Restructuring the US Metropolis
Mark Davidson - Editor
Kevin Ward - Editor

Examines the ways in which austerity policies are transforming US cities.
Across the world’s most industrialized economies, the financial crisis of 2007 caused a contraction of state budgets and stimulated attempts to reform debt-burdened governments. In the United States, a system of fiscal federalism meant this turn towards austerity took a uniquely fragmented and geographically diverse form. Drawing on case studies of r...(Read More)
 
 
Beauty in the City
Beauty in the City (September 2017)
The Ashcan School
Robert A. Slayton - Author

Presents a major new interpretation of the Ashcan School of Art, arguing that these artists made the working-class city at the turn of the century a subject for beautiful art.

At the beginning of the twentieth century the Ashcan School of Art blazed onto the art scene, introducing a revolutionary vision of New York City. In contrast to the elite artists who painted the upper class bedecked in finery, in front of magnificen...(Read More)
 
 
New York Art Deco
New York Art Deco (June 2017)
A Guide to Gotham's Jazz Age Architecture
Anthony W. Robins - Author

The first guidebook devoted exclusively to New York City’s Art Deco treasures.

Of all the world’s great cities, perhaps none is so defined by its Art Deco architecture as New York. Lively and informative, New York Art Deco leads readers step-by-step past the monuments of the 1920s and ’30s that recast New York as the world’s modern metropolis. Anthony W. Robins, New York’s best-known Art Deco...(Read More)
 
 
After Katrina
After Katrina (March 2017)
Race, Neoliberalism, and the End of the American Century
Anna Hartnell - Author

Argues that post-Katrina New Orleans is a key site for exploring competing narratives of American decline and renewal at the beginning of the twenty-first century.
Through the lens provided by the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, After Katrina argues that the city of New Orleans emerges as a key site for exploring competing narratives of US decline and renewal at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Deploying...(Read More)
 
 
Urban Citizenship and American Democracy
Urban Citizenship and American Democracy (June 2016)
Amy Bridges - Editor
Michael Javen Fortner - Editor

Examines city politics and policy, federalism, and democracy in the United States.

After decades of being defined by crisis and limitations, cities are popular again—as destinations for people and businesses, and as subjects of scholarly study. Urban Citizenship and American Democracy contributes to this new scholarship by exploring the origins and dynamics of urban citizenship in the United States....(Read More)
 
 
City in Common
City in Common (May 2016)
Culture and Community in Buenos Aires
James Scorer - Author

Addresses ways that cultural imaginaries point toward alternative urban futures.

In this book James Scorer argues that culture remains a force for imagining inclusive urban futures based around what inhabitants of the city have in common. Using Buenos Aires as his case study, Scorer takes the urban commons to be those aspects of the city that are shared and used by its various communities. Exploring a hugely diverse set of wo...(Read More)
 
 
Public Spaces, Marketplaces, and the Constitution
Public Spaces, Marketplaces, and the Constitution (November 2015)
Shopping Malls and the First Amendment
Anthony Maniscalco - Author

Examines how the Supreme Court has banished free expression from shopping malls and other public spaces.

In spite of their public attractions and millions of visitors, most shopping malls are now off-limits to free speech and expressive activity. The same may be said about many other public spaces and marketplaces in American cities and suburbs, leaving scholars and other observers to wonder where civic engagem...(Read More)
 
 
Government in the Twilight Zone
Government in the Twilight Zone (June 2015)
Volunteers to Small-City Boards and Commissions
John R. Baker - Author

Illuminates how local board systems operate and the motivations and experiences of their members.

While 97 percent of all American cities are smaller than 50,000 and millions of Americans experience civic life in these communities, what we know about their politics and governance is limited, particularly how local board systems operate, who the board members are, what motivates them to serve, and what they think a...(Read More)
 
 
Jamestown, New York
Jamestown, New York (June 2014)
A Guide to the City and Its Urban Landscape
Peter A. Lombardi - Author

A comprehensive guide to the architectural history of Jamestown, New York.

New York’s small cities are little-known treasure troves of American history. Among them, Jamestown stands out with a memorable and engaging cityscape highlighted by steep hills, brick streets, a remarkably intact city center, and numerous buildings of historical and architectural interest.

Peter A. Lombardi&rs...(Read More)
 
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