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'City of the Future'

Built Space, Modernity and Urban Change in Astana

by Mateusz Laszczkowski

<p>Astana, the capital city of the post-Soviet Kazakhstan, has often been admired for the design and planning of its futuristic cityscape. This anthropological study of the development of the city focuses on every-day practices, official ...

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A Century of Violence in a Red City

Popular Struggle, Counterinsurgency, and Human Rights in Colombia

by Lesley Gill

<p>In <em>A Century of Violence in a Red City</em> Lesley Gill provides insights into broad trends of global capitalist development, class disenfranchisement and dispossession, and the decline of progressive politics. Gill traces the rise and ...

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A Nation of Neighborhoods

Imagining Cities, Communities, and Democracy in Postwar America

by Benjamin Looker

<p>Despite the pundits who have written its epitaph and the latter-day refugees who have fled its confines for the half-acre suburban estate, the city neighborhood has endured as an idea central to American culture. In <em>A Nation of ...

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A Short History of Denver

by Stephen J. Leonard & Thomas J. Noel

<p><em>A Short History of Denver</em> covers more than 150 years of Denver’s rich history. The book recounts the takeover of Native American lands, the founding of small towns on the South Platte River at the base of the Rocky Mountains, and the

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A Short History of Reno, Second Edition

by Richard Moreno

<p>This completely revised and updated edition of <em>A Short History of Reno</em> provides an entertaining and informative account of Reno’s remarkably colorful history. Richard Moreno discusses Reno’s efforts, from its early beginnings in the ...

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A Tale of Two Bridges

The San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridges of 1936 and 2013

by Stephen Mikesell

<p><em>A Tale of Two Bridges</em> is a history of two versions of the San Francisco—Oakland Bay Bridge: the original bridge built in 1936 and a replacement for the eastern half of the bridge finished in 2013. The 1936 bridge revolutionized ...

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A Theory of Urbanity

The Economic and Civic Culture of Cities

by Anton Zijderveld

<p>Cities provide for people, not just functionally in terms of jobs, obligations and practical pursuits, but also, and above all, emotionally. We like some cities and detest others. Despite shared rationalizations and common modes of ...

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Abandoned Families

Social Isolation in the Twenty-First Century

by Kristin S. Seefeldt & Kristin Seefeldt

<p>Education, employment, and home ownership have long been considered stepping stones to the middle class. But in <em>Abandoned Families</em>, social policy expert Kristin Seefeldt shows how many working families have access only to a separate ...

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addicted.pregnant.poor

by Kelly Ray Knight

<p>For the addicted, pregnant, and poor women living in daily-rent hotels in San Francisco's Mission district, life is marked by battles against drug cravings, housing debt, and potential violence. In this stunning ethnography Kelly Ray Knight ...

ISBN: 9780822375180

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Addiction, Modernity, and the City

A Users’ Guide to Urban Space

by Christopher B.R. Smith

<p>Examining the interdependent nature of substance, space, and subjectivity, this book constitutes an interdisciplinary analysis of the intoxication indigenous to what has been termed &quot;our narcotic modernity.&quot; The first section – ...

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African American English and the Achievement Gap

The Role of Dialectal Code Switching

by Holly K. Craig

<p>Many African American children make use of African American English (AAE) in their everyday lives, and face academic barriers when introduced to Standard American English (SAE) in the classroom. Research has shown that students who can adapt ...

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Airport Urbanism

Infrastructure and Mobility in Asia

by Max Hirsh

<DIV><P>Thirty years ago, few residents of Asian cities had ever been on a plane, much less outside their home countries. Today, flying, and flying abroad, is commonplace. How has this leap in cross-border mobility affected the design and use of

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America's Urban History

by Boehm, Lisa Krissoff

<P>The history of the American city is, in many ways, the history of the United States. Although rural traditions have also left their impact on the country, cities and urban living have been vital components of America for centuries, and an ...

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American Hometown Renewal

Policy Tools and Techniques for Small Town Officials

by Gary A. Mattson

<p>Before the interstates, Main Street America was the small town’s commercial spine and served as the linchpin for community social solidarity. Yet, during the past three decades, a series of economic downturns has left many of the great small ...

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American Space/American Place

Geographies of the Contemporary United States

by John Agnew & Jonathan M. Smith

<p>First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor &amp; Francis, an informa company.</p> ...

ISBN: 9781134900572

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An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals

by David Hume

<p>An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals is a book by Scottish enlightenment philosopher David Hume. In it, Hume argues (among other things) that the foundations of morals lie with sentiment, not reason.</p> ...

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Arab Dawn

Arab Youth and the Demographic Dividend They Will Bring

by Bessma Momani

<p>In the West, news about the Middle East is dominated by an endless stream of reports and commentary about civil war, sectarian violence, religious extremism, and economic stagnation. But do they tell the full story? For instance, who knew ...

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Are You Mixed? A War Bride's Granddaughter's Narrative of Lives In-Between Contested Race, Gender, Class, and Power

by Janis, Sonia E.

A volume in Research for Social Justice: Personal~Passionate~Participatory Inquiry Series Editors: Ming Fang He, Georgia Southern University and JoAnn Phillion, Purdue University In Are You Mixed?, Sonia Janis explores the spaces in-between race

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Artistic Lives

A Study of Creativity in Two European Cities

by Kirsten Forkert

<p>Artistic Lives examines cultural production as a non-standard, self-directed, and frequently unpaid activity, which is susceptible to developments that affect the availability of unstructured time. It engages with discourses which have ...

ISBN: 9781317178231

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Badlands of the Republic

Space, Politics and Urban Policy

by Mustafa Dikec

<p>The relationship between space and politics is explored through a study of French urban policy. Drawing upon the political thought of Jacques Rancière, this book proposes a new agenda for analyses of urban policy, and provides the first ...

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