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Crabgrass Frontier

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Author: Kenneth T. Jackson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 1987-04-16
ISBN: 9780195049831
Size: 74.20 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 396
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Crabgrass Frontier

by Kenneth T. Jackson, Crabgrass Frontier Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Crabgrass Frontier books, Traces the development of American suburbs, suggests reasons for their growth, compares American residential patterns with those of Europe and Japan, and looks at future trends



Century Of The Leisured Masses

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Author: David George Surdam
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release: 2015-02-01
ISBN: 0190211571
Size: 67.70 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 336
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Century Of The Leisured Masses

by David George Surdam, Century Of The Leisured Masses Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Century Of The Leisured Masses books, American living standards improved considerably between 1900 and 2000. While most observers focus on gains in per-capita income as a measure of economic well-being, economists have used other measures of well-being: height, weight, and longevity. The increased amount of leisure time per week and across people's lifetimes, however, has been an unsung aspect of the improved standard of living in America. In Century of the Leisured Masses, David George Surdam explores the growing presence of leisure activities in Americans' lives and how this development came out throughout the twentieth century. Most Americans have gone from working fifty-five or more hours per week to working fewer than forty, although many Americans at the top rungs of the economic ladder continue to work long hours. Not only do more Americans have more time to devote to other activities, they are able to enjoy higher-quality leisure. New forms of leisure have given Americans more choices, better quality, and greater convenience. For instance, in addition to producing music themselves, they can now listen to the most talented musicians when and where they want. Television began as black and white on small screens; within fifty years, Americans had a cast of dozens of channels to choose from. They could also purchase favorite shows and movies to watch at their convenience. Even Americans with low incomes enjoyed television and other new forms of leisure. This growth of leisure resulted from a combination of growing productivity, better health, and technology. American workers became more productive and chose to spend their improved productivity and higher wages by consuming more, taking more time off, and enjoying better working conditions. By century's end, relatively few Americans were engaged in arduous, dangerous, and stultifying occupations. The reign of tyranny on the shop floor, in retail shops, and in offices was mitigated; many Americans could even enjoy leisure activities during work hours. Failure to consider the gains in leisure time and leisure consumption understates the gains in American living standards. With Century of the Leisured Masses, Surdam has comprehensively documented and examined the developments in this important marker of well-being throughout the past century.



Homelessness

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Author: Padraig O'Malley
Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press
Release: 1992
ISBN:
Size: 77.95 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 811
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Homelessness

by Padraig O'Malley, Homelessness Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Homelessness books, The specter of homelessness is a frightening presence in the lives of many Americans. To date, there are an estimated three million homeless in the United States, most of them children, women, veterans, the elderly, and the mentally ill. But there are also millions of people who are separated from homelessness by only a very thin line, a line that could instantly be crossed as the result of accident, family illness, loss of a job, or death of a spouse. This special issue of the New England Journal of Public Policy addresses the particular needs and concerns of homeless people in the six New England states. Reflecting the latest scholarship and social policy, more than sixty contributors--among them public service professionals, advocacy group members, policy -makers, theorists, and researchers--offer their thoughts an expertise. To their ideas and insights are added the poems and prose writings of some of the homeless themselves. Together, these pieces make a vital contribution toward our understanding of homelessness and provide a framework for creating wise policy designed to protect the least fortunate in our society.



The Urban Geography Reader

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Author: Nicholas R. Fyfe
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780415307024
Size: 63.94 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : SCIENCE
Languages : en
Pages : 404
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The Urban Geography Reader

by Nicholas R. Fyfe, The Urban Geography Reader Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Urban Geography Reader books, A reader, this collection captures the diversity of scholarship in the field of urban geography by presenting a stimulating selection of articles and excerpts by leading figures, organized around seven themes.



Design Book Review

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Release: 1987
ISBN:
Size: 30.15 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Architectural design
Languages : en
Pages :
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Car Country

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Author: Christopher W. Wells
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Release: 2013-05-15
ISBN: 0295804475
Size: 21.72 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Transportation
Languages : en
Pages : 464
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Car Country

by Christopher W. Wells, Car Country Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Car Country books, For most people in the United States, going almost anywhere begins with reaching for the car keys. This is true, Christopher Wells argues, because the United States is Car Country�a nation dominated by landscapes that are difficult, inconvenient, and often unsafe to navigate by those who are not sitting behind the wheel of a car. The prevalence of car-dependent landscapes seems perfectly natural to us today, but it is, in fact, a relatively new historical development. In Car Country, Wells rejects the idea that the nation's automotive status quo can be explained as a simple byproduct of an ardent love affair with the automobile. Instead, he takes readers on a tour of the evolving American landscape, charting the ways that transportation policies and land-use practices have combined to reshape nearly every element of the built environment around the easy movement of automobiles. Wells untangles the complicated relationships between automobiles and the environment, allowing readers to see the everyday world in a completely new way. The result is a history that is essential for understanding American transportation and land-use issues today. Watch the book trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48LTKOxxrXQ



Censorship In A Golden Age

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Author: Robert J. Pondillo
Publisher:
Release: 2003
ISBN:
Size: 19.12 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Television broadcasting
Languages : en
Pages : 666
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Rights At Risk

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Author: William L. Taylor
Publisher:
Release: 2002
ISBN:
Size: 53.93 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Civil rights
Languages : en
Pages : 350
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Blue Chip Black

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Author: Karyn R. Lacy
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release: 2007-07-03
ISBN: 0520251156
Size: 53.15 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 281
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Blue Chip Black

by Karyn R. Lacy, Blue Chip Black Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Blue Chip Black books, "Blue-Chip Black expertly captures the diversity among African Americans, and particularly among African Americans in the middle class. Lacy's exploration of how black families negotiate the murky and sometimes combustible terrains of race, class, and place illuminates the hard work that goes into forming and claiming a particular identity."—Mary Pattillo-McCoy, author of Black Picket Fences: Privilege and Peril in a Black Middle Class Neighborhood "Blue-Chip Black is an important and original book. It represents a terrific contribution to our understanding of the black middle class, and of its relationship to the white middle class and to blacks of other classes. Lacy offers analytical tools needed to capture the impact of neighborhoods and broader contexts on basic social processes, such as boundary work. Blue-Chip Black should become a "must read" for all students of inequality, culture, and race."—Michèle Lamont, author of The Dignity of Working Men: Morality and the Boundaries of Race, Class, and Immigration "Blue-Chip Black is an ambitious ethnographic intervention into the class analysis of the black population. By focusing on blacks in suburbs, and taking the time to get to know the residents of four different kinds of middle class communities, Karyn Lacy skillfully illuminates the surprising variation in the way her subjects view themselves, one another, and the whites with whom they interact. This is the most systematic examination to date of the everyday life of suburban middle class blacks."—Mitchell Duneier, Department of Sociology, Princeton University "Lacy has given critical race scholars a theoretically groundbreaking comparative analysis of black middle class life in suburban communities. This multi-sited ethnography innovates and renovates analyses of racial and ethnic belonging among middle class blacks. Lacy provides a rigorous comparative analysis of how demographics and post-civil rights racism activate the cultural logics and strategies employed by members of the black middle class to negotiate their racial identities and ethnic boundaries, and assert class-based identities as they move between segregated and racially stratified social worlds. This book should be required reading for courses on social inequality, contemporary US society, racial and ethnic studies and Black studies."—France Winddance Twine, Visiting Professor of Sociology at The London School of Economics & Political Science, and Professor of Sociology at University of California at Santa Barbara



Boston S Changeful Times

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Author: Michael Holleran
Publisher: JHU Press
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780801866449
Size: 76.82 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Architecture
Languages : en
Pages : 337
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Boston S Changeful Times

by Michael Holleran, Boston S Changeful Times Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Boston S Changeful Times books, He describes subdivision design innovations and the use of deed restrictions, limits on building heights, and neighborhood zoning protection to control ever-increasing urban growth.