The Boston Renaissance: Race, Space, and Economic Change in an American Metropolis by Barry Bluestone, Mary Huff Stevenson | | 9780871541253 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
The Boston Renaissance: Race, Space, and Economic Change in an American Metropolis

The Boston Renaissance: Race, Space, and Economic Change in an American Metropolis

by Barry Bluestone, Mary Huff Stevenson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0871541254

ISBN-13: 9780871541253

Pub. Date: 06/28/2000

Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation

This volume documents metropolitan Boston's metamorphosis from a casualty of manufacturing decline in the 1970s to a paragon of the high-tech and service industries in the 1990s. The city's rebound has been part of a wider regional renaissance, as new commercial centers have sprung up outside the city limits. A stream of immigrants have flowed into the area,

Overview

This volume documents metropolitan Boston's metamorphosis from a casualty of manufacturing decline in the 1970s to a paragon of the high-tech and service industries in the 1990s. The city's rebound has been part of a wider regional renaissance, as new commercial centers have sprung up outside the city limits. A stream of immigrants have flowed into the area, redrawing the map of ethnic relations in the city. While Boston's vaunted mind-based economy rewards the highly educated, many unskilled workers have also found opportunities servicing the city's growing health and education industries.

Boston's renaissance remains uneven, and the authors identify a variety of handicaps (low education, unstable employment, single parenthood) that still hold minorities back. Nonetheless this book presents Boston as a hopeful example of how America's older cities can reinvent themselves in the wake of suburbanization and deindustrialization.

A Volume in the Multi-City Study of Urban Inequality

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780871541253
Publisher:
Russell Sage Foundation
Publication date:
06/28/2000
Series:
Multi-City Study of Urban Inequality Series
Pages:
476
Product dimensions:
6.63(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

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