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- Brookings Institution Press 2006; US$ 22.95
A glance at a list of America's fastest growing ''cities'' reveals quite a surprise: most are really overgrown suburbs. Places such as Anaheim, California, Coral Springs, Florida, Naperville, Illinois, North Las Vegas, Nevada, and Plano, Texas, have swelled to big-city size with few people really noticing?including many of their ten million residents.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 1999; US$ 170.00
The editors and contributors to this volume demonstrate how suburbs and the meaning of suburbanism change both with time and geographical location. Here the disciplines of history, geography and sociology, together with subdisciplines as diverse as gender studies, art history and urban morphology, are brought together to reveal the nature of suburbia... more...
- Temple University Press 2008; US$ 30.95
Urban historians have long portrayed suburbanization as the result of a bourgeois exodus from the city, coupled with the introduction of streetcars that enabled the middle class to leave the city for the more sylvan surrounding regions. Demonstrating that this is only a partial version of urban history, Manufacturing Suburbs reclaims the history... more...
- Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 110.99
Focuses on the social margins of city life - the "faubourgs", or suburbs, where rural migrants and the labouring poor of French cities congregated in growing numbers in the first half of the 19th century. The text examines the cultural and social traditions which took root in these areas. more...
- Rutgers University Press 2008; US$ 24.95
Decades of economic prosperity in the United States have redefined the American dream. Paul Knox explores how extreme versions of this dream have changed the American landscape. Increased wealth has led America's metropolitan areas to develop into vast sprawling regions of "metroburbia"ùfragmented mixtures of employment and residential... more...
- Oxford University Press 1989; US$ 43.99
This study examines the way residents of an affluent New York suburb deal with conflict in their families, neighbourhoods and community. Drawing on research, observation and numerous interviews, the author provides a portrait of an increasingly prevalent type of American community. more...