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Coming Together
Coming Together (February 2019)
Comparative Approaches to Population Aggregation and Early Urbanization
Attila Gyucha - Editor

Archaeologists, anthropologists, and classicists discuss how urbanization first emerged in strikingly different sociopolitical contexts in North America, Europe, and the Near East.

The pursuit for universally applicable definitions of the terms “urban” and “city” has frequently distracted scholars from scrutinizing processes of how ancient nucleated settlements evolved and developed. Based on the premise ...(Read More)
 
 
Welcome to Fear City
Welcome to Fear City (October 2018)
Crime Film, Crisis, and the Urban Imagination
Nathan Holmes - Author

Analyzes how location-shot crime films of the 1970s reflected and influenced understandings of urban crisis.

The early 1970s were a moment of transformation for both the American city and its cinema. As intensified suburbanization, racial division, deindustrialization, and decaying infrastructure cast the future of the city in doubt, detective films, blaxploitation, police procedurals, and heist films confronted spectators with...(Read More)
 
 
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

Gold Medalist – 2018 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the US Northeast – Best Regional Non-Fiction Category
Silver Medalist – 2017 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award in the History category
Finalist – 2017 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award in the Regional ...(Read More)
 
 
New York Art Deco
New York Art Deco (June 2017)
A Guide to Gotham's Jazz Age Architecture
Anthony W. Robins - Author

2017-2018 New York City Book Awards, presented by The New York Society Library

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 ’3...(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)
 
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