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- Temple University Press 2015; US$ 25.95
In Ghosts of Organizations Past , Dan Ryan asks, ?Why are urban communities such hard places to implement community improvement programs?? Looking at New Haven, Connecticut, and a now-defunct program called Fighting Back, which was created to build community coalitions against the abuse of alcohol and other drugs, Ryan shows how the normal properties... more...
- Prometheus Books 2015; US$ 12.99
How can we reduce unemployment? As this insightful and counterintuitive book shows, the surprising answer is inefficiency . Some of the most labor-intensive sectors of the economy, the author notes, are also the most inefficient. But this inefficiency is functional?rather than impairing the economy, it bolsters employment and fosters economic growth.... more...
- Nation Books 2015; US$ 27.99
The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina is one of the darkest chapters is American history. A toxic combination of government neglect and socioeconomic inequality turned a crisis into a tragedy. The storm completely transformed one of the most beloved cities in America, leaving nearly 80 percent of New Orleans flooded and damaging 134,000 housing units,... more...
- Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95
The institution of marriage stands at a critical juncture. As gay marriage equality gains acceptance in law and public opinion, questions abound regarding marriage?s future. Will same-sex marriage lead to more radical marriage reform? Should it? Antonin Scalia and many others on the right warn of a slippery slope from same-sex marriage toward polygamy,... more...
- Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 49.99
Through the lens of real estate transactions from 1890 to 1920, Kevin McGruder offers an innovative perspective on Harlem?s history and reveals the complex interactions between whites and African Americans at a critical time of migration and development. During these decades, Harlem saw a dramatic increase in its African American population, and although... more...
- Dundurn 2015; US$ 10.99
Equal parts history, social science, and call to action, The New Urban Agenda focuses on fixing the major issues facing the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). Award-winning author Bill Freeman shows how cities have overcome them in the past, and gives level-headed advice for tackling Toronto's biggest challenges. more...
- University of California Press 2015; US$ 150.00
Handbook of Religion and the Asian City highlights the creative and innovative role of urban aspirations in Asian world cities. It does not assume that religion is of the past and that the urban is secular, but instead points out that urban politics and governance often manifest religious boundaries and sensibilities?in short, that public religion... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00
Social critics have long lamented America?s descent into a ?culture of narcissism,? as Christopher Lasch so lastingly put it fifty years ago. From ?first world problems? to political correctness, from the Oprahfication of emotional discourse to the development of Big Pharma products for every real and imagined pathology, therapeutic culture gets the... more...
- UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2015; US$ 21.86
Everyone is a transport user, and most of us live in towns or cities, but how much of what we take for granted about transport is true? This book looks at the current situation of transport in UK cities and considers how we can get ease congestion and move toward a more sustainable future. Accessibly written, Urban Transport without the hot air looks... more...