The Levittowners: Ways of Life and Politics in a New Suburban Community / Edition 1

The Levittowners: Ways of Life and Politics in a New Suburban Community / Edition 1

by Herbert Gans
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231055714

ISBN-13: 9780231055710

Pub. Date: 12/15/1982

Publisher: Columbia University Press

In 1955 Levitt and Sons, Inc. purchased almost all of Willingboro Township, New Jersey, a sparsely settled agricultural area seventeen miles from Philadelphia. They would build 1,200 homes; three basic house types would be erected; ten or twelve neighborhoods would emerge. This suburban experiment was the basis for one of the most famous case studies in urban

Overview

In 1955 Levitt and Sons, Inc. purchased almost all of Willingboro Township, New Jersey, a sparsely settled agricultural area seventeen miles from Philadelphia. They would build 1,200 homes; three basic house types would be erected; ten or twelve neighborhoods would emerge. This suburban experiment was the basis for one of the most famous case studies in urban sociology, Herbert J. Gans' The Levittowners. This classic work examines its subject from numerous angles: the beginnings of group life, the founding of churches, the emergence of party politics, family and individual adaptation, and other dimensions of the suburban experience. In a new introduction, written especially for this edition, Gans reflects on the past twenty years and their effect on the Levittown community.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231055710
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
12/15/1982
Series:
Morningside Book Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
474
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 5.30(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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