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vii, 258 pages : maps ; 25 cm
  • Hanging on
  • How gentrification works
  • Destroy to rebuild
  • The new Detroit
  • The 7.2
  • How the slate got blank
  • The gentrified city
  • Growth machine
  • The new geography of inequality
  • An elegy
  • New York is not meant for people
  • Fight back
  • Conclusion: Toward an un-gentrified future.
"The term gentrification has become a buzzword to describe the changes in urban neighborhoods across the country, but we don't realize just how threatening it is. It means more than the arrival of trendy shops, much-maligned hipsters, and expensive lattes. The very future of American cities as vibrant, equitable spaces hangs in the balance. [This book] takes readers from the kitchen tables of hurting families who can no longer afford their homes to the corporate boardrooms and political backrooms where destructive housing policies are devised. Along the way, [the author] uncovers the massive, systemic forces behind gentrification in New Orleans, Detroit, San Francisco, and New York. The deceptively simple question of who can and cannot afford to pay the rent goes to the heart of America's crises of race and inequality. In the fight for economic opportunity and racial justice, nothing could be more important than housing."-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
x, 287 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 23 cm.
  • Civilizing the wastelands : a short history of urban development in Phú Mỹ Hưng
  • Civilization city
  • Exercising consciousness : self and society in a privatizing space of exclusion
  • Thư Thiêm futures past : a short history of seeing without seeing
  • Building a civilized, modern, and sentimental city
  • From the rubble
  • Conclusion : civility and dispossession.
A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press' Open Access publishing program for monographs. Luxury and Rubble is the tale of two cities in Ho Chi Minh City. It is the story of two planned, mixed-use residential and commercial developments that are changing the face of Vietnam's largest city. Since the early 1990s, such developments have been steadily reorganizing urban landscapes across the country. For many Vietnamese, they are a symbol of the country's emergence into global modernity and of post-socialist economic reforms. However, they are also sites of great contestation, sparking land disputes and controversies over how to compensate evicted residents. In this penetrating ethnography, Erik Harms vividly portrays the human costs of urban reorganization as he explores the complex and sometimes contradictory experiences of individuals grappling with the forces of privatization in a socialist country.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520292512 20161213
Green Library
216 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps ; 28 x 35 cm. + 1 booklet.
  • Part. 1. Cancer alley / Richard Misrach
  • part 2. Ecological atlas / Kate Orff.
"Features Richard Misrach's photographic record of Louisiana's Chemical Corridor, accompanied by landscape architect Kate Orff's Ecological atlas--a series of "speculative drawings" developed through research and mapping of data from the region"--Provided by publisher.
Green Library, Art & Architecture Library (Bowes), SAL3 (off-campus storage)
ANTHRO-39-01, ANTHRO-372-01
350 p.
  • Preface Pt. 1Politics of the Periphery 1Marginal Fictions 2Government Headhunters 3Family Planning Pt. 2A Science of Travel 4Leadership Landscapes 5Conditions of Living 6On the Boundary of the Skin Pt. 3Riding the Horse of Gaps 7Alien Romance 8Riding, Writing 9The History of the World Reprise Notes References Cited Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691000510 20160528
This ethnographical work challenges not only anthropologists and feminists but all those who study culture to reconsider some of their assumptions. By choosing to locate her study among Meratus Dayaks, a marginal group in the deep rainforest of South Kalimantan, Indonesia, the author deliberately sets into motion the familiar and stubborn urban fantasies of self and other. Unusual encounters with remarkably creative and unconventional tribespeople provide the opportunity to rethink notions of tradition, community, culture, power and gender. Engaging the Meratus people in wider conversations involving Indonesian bureaucrats, family planners, international development, Javanese soldiers, American and French feminists, Asian-Americans, right-to-life advocates and Western intellectuals, the author looks not for consensus and coherence in Meratus culture, but rather allows individual Meratus men and women to voice their own opinions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691000510 20160528
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Green Library