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  • Honkyby Dalton Conley

    University of California Press 2000; US$ 12.95

    This intensely personal and engaging memoir is the coming-of-age story of a white boy growing up in a neighborhood of predominantly African American and Latino housing projects on New York's Lower East Side. Vividly evoking the details of city life from a child's point of view--the streets, buses, and playgrounds--Honky poignantly illuminates the usual... more...

  • 117 Daysby Ruth First; Angela Davis

    Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 14.00

    An unforgettable account of defiance against political terror by one of South Africa's pioneering anti-apartheid activists An invaluable testimonial of the excesses of the apartheid system, 117 Days presents the harrowing chronicle of journalist Ruth First's isolation and abuse at the hands of South African interrogators after her arrest in 1963.... more...

  • The New Jim Crowby Michelle Alexander; Cornel West

    New Press, The 2012; US$ 19.95

    Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as ?brave and bold,? this book directly challenges the notion that the presidency of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness. With dazzling... more...

  • Alternative Urban Futuresby Raquel Pinderhughes

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 33.99

    Alternative Urban Futures challenges existing models of urban development and promotes alternative paradigms, processes, and technologies designed to fulfill human needs and limit the harmful impacts of human activities on the environment. more...

  • Sustainable Urban Designby Adam Ritchie; Randall Thomas

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    Building on the first edition's original format of design guidance and case studies, this new edition updates the ideas and techniques resulting from further research and practice by the contributors. more...

  • The Emergence of Civilisationby Charles Keith Maisels

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 49.95

    The Emergence of Civilisation is a major contribution to our understanding of the development of urban culture and social stratification in the Near Eastern Region. more...

  • The Making of Urban Japanby André Sorensen

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 70.95

    This is the first book to comprehensively examine the phenomenon of Japanese city planning. Japan is one of the world's most urbanized countries, with its own traditions of urban management that are remarkably little known in the rest of the world. more...

  • Living Cities in Japanby André Sorensen; Carolin Funck

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95

    Over the last fifteen years local citizens' movements have spread rapidly throughout Japan. This volume examines the growth and nature of civil society participation in local urban and environmental governance. more...

  • The Media Cityby Scott McQuire

    SAGE Publications 2008; US$ 54.00

    In response to lecturer demand, this is a paperback edition of Scott McQuire's critically acclaimed exploration of the social spaces of modern cities. more...

  • Keys to the Cityby Michael Storper

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 39.95

    Why do some cities grow economically while others decline? Why do some show sustained economic performance while others cycle up and down? In Keys to the City , Michael Storper, one of the world's leading economic geographers, looks at why we should consider economic development issues within a regional context--at the level of the city-region--and... more...