In Gotham's Shadow: Globalization and Community Change in Central New York

In Gotham's Shadow: Globalization and Community Change in Central New York

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by Alexander R. Thomas
     
 

In what may be the first explicitly comparative study of the effects of globalization on metropolitan and rural communities, In Gotham’s Shadow examines how three central New York communities struggled over the last half century to survive in a global economy that seems to have forgotten them. Utica, formerly a city of one hundred thousand, experienced the same… See more details below

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In what may be the first explicitly comparative study of the effects of globalization on metropolitan and rural communities, In Gotham’s Shadow examines how three central New York communities struggled over the last half century to survive in a global economy that seems to have forgotten them. Utica, formerly a city of one hundred thousand, experienced the same trends of suburbanization, deindustrialization, and urban renewal as nearly every American city, with the same mixed results. In Cooperstown and Hartwick, two small villages forty miles south of Utica, the same trends were at work, though with different outcomes. Hartwick may be seen as an example of how small towns have lost their core, while Cooperstown may be seen as an example of how a small town can survive by transforming itself into a tourist destination. Thomas provides extensive historical background mixed with newspaper excerpts and lively interviews that add a human dimension to the transformations these communities have experienced.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791455968
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

List of Newspapers and Their Abbreviations

Preface

1. One Summer Day

2. An American Story

3. Loom to Boom

4. On the Road

5. Sin City

6. Progress

7. Slaughter of the Innocents

8. Extended Communities

9. Deconstructing Utica

10. Reconstructing Hartwick

11. Different Strokes

12. Gotham's Shadow

Appendix A: The Block Quintile Measure
Appendix B: Newspaper Advertisement Data
Appendix C: Retail Functions Study

Notes

References

Index

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