The Essential William H. Whyte / Edition 2

The Essential William H. Whyte / Edition 2

by Albert LaFarge
     
 

ISBN-10: 0823220257

ISBN-13: 9780823220250

Pub. Date: 01/01/2000

Publisher: Fordham University Press

Edited for use in undergraduate anthropology, sociology, and urban studies courses, some 14 excerpts from Whyte's essays and books are presented. Selections from his early work in magazine are included, as are excerpts from (1956), (1968), and (1988). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR  See more details below

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Edited for use in undergraduate anthropology, sociology, and urban studies courses, some 14 excerpts from Whyte's essays and books are presented. Selections from his early work in magazine are included, as are excerpts from (1956), (1968), and (1988). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823220250
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
Publication date:
01/01/2000
Edition description:
2
Pages:
383
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 5.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordvii
Preface and Acknowledgmentsix
Introductionxi
The Rise of Organization Man1
The Class of '493
The Transients15
How the New Suburbia Socializes31
The Fallacies of "Personality" Testing43
"Give the Devils No Mercy"67
from The Organization Man (1956)75
Introduction76
A Generation of Bureaucrats81
The Fight Against Genius86
Conclusion94
The Case for the Universal Card103
You, Too, Can Write the Casual Style109
How to Back into a Fortune Story115
The Exploding Metropolis121
Urban Sprawl123
from Securing Open Space for Urban America: Conservation Easements (1959)141
Foreword141
The Precedents145
The Public Purpose150
from The Last Landscape (1968)159
Easements159
Cluster Development179
The New Towns201
The Case for Crowding217
The Living Street225
New York and Tokyo: A Study in Crowding227
from The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces (1980)247
Introduction247
The Life of Plazas252
Indoor Spaces259
Smaller Cities and Places266
from City: Rediscovering the Center (1988)269
Street People269
The Sensory Street296
The Undesirables310
Blank Walls317
The Corporate Exodus324
The Case for Gentrification335
Appendices341
Appendix AFrom the California Easement Act, 1959343
Appendix BSample Scenic Easement Deed, State of California, 1946345
Appendix CDigest of Open-Space Zoning Provisions, New York City, 1975349
Appendix DAffidavit of William H. Whyte in Turley v. New York City Police Dept., 1994355
Notes361
Selected Works371
Permissions Acknowledgments373
Index375

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