Brave New Neighborhoods: The Privatization of Public Space

Brave New Neighborhoods: The Privatization of Public Space

by Margaret Kohn, Kohn Margaret
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415944635

ISBN-13: 9780415944632

Pub. Date: 04/22/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Fighting for First Amendment rights is as popular a pastime as ever, but just because you can get on your soapbox doesn't mean anyone will be there to listen. Town squares have emptied out as shoppers decamp for the megamalls; gated communities keep pesky signature gathering activists away; even most internet chatrooms are run by the major media companies. Brave

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Overview

Fighting for First Amendment rights is as popular a pastime as ever, but just because you can get on your soapbox doesn't mean anyone will be there to listen. Town squares have emptied out as shoppers decamp for the megamalls; gated communities keep pesky signature gathering activists away; even most internet chatrooms are run by the major media companies. Brave New Neighborhood sconsiders what can be done to protect and revitalize our public spaces.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415944632
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/22/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Introduction1
Ch. 2Weapons of the Wobblies : the street-speaking fights23
Ch. 3The public forum doctrine47
Ch. 4The mauling of public space69
Ch. 5God, Caesar, and the constitution93
Ch. 6Brave new neighborhoods115
Ch. 7Battery Park City141
Ch. 8Homeless-free zones : three critiques167
Ch. 9Conclusion : three rationales for the provision of public goods189
Ch. 10Afterword : no Central Park in cyberspace207
Index223

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