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- University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 49.95
Starting with the premise that suburban films, residential neighborhoods, chain restaurants, malls, and megachurches are compelling forms ( topos ) that shape and materialize the everyday lives of residents and visitors, Greg Dickinson?s Suburban Dreams offers a rhetorically attuned critical analysis of contemporary American suburbs and the ?good... more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2008; US$ 49.95
Das nicht nur für Österreich, sondern für ganz Europa ungewöhnliche Konzept des Wohn- und Freizeitparks 'Fontana' im Umland Wiens kann als ein leuchtendes Beispiel für die qualitativ neuartige, (post)suburbane Siedlungsentwicklung in unseren Stadtregionen gesehen werden. Das Buch versucht mit einem - eher ungewöhnlichen - Methodenmix, dieses Projekt... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95
Global Suburbs: Urban Sprawl from the Rio Grande to Rio de Janeiro offers a critical new perspective on the emerging phenomenon of the global suburb in the western hemisphere. American suburban sprawl has created a giant human habitat stretching from Las Vegas to San Diego, and from Mexico to Brazil, presented here in a clear and comprehensive style... more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 89.95
This fascinating book explains the processes of suburbanization in the context of post-socialist societies transitioning from one system of socio-spatial order to another. Case studies of seven Central and Eastern Europe city regions illuminate growth patterns and key conditions for the emergence of sprawl. Breaks new ground, offering a systematic... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.95
Historically, we see the city as the cramped, crumbling core of development and culture, and the suburb as the vast outlying wasteland ? convenient, but vacant. Contemporary urban design proves this wrong. In New SubUrbanisms , Judith De Jong explains the on-going "flattening" of the American Metropolis, as suburbs are becoming more like their central... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 180.00
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- CRC Press 2006; US$ 40.95
Since the 1920s, the United States has seen a dramatic reversal in living patterns, with a majority of Americans now residing in suburbs. This mass emigration from cities is one of the most fundamental social and geographical transformations in recent U.S. history. Suburbanization has not only produced a distinct physical environment-it has become... more...
- 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...