The Suburb Reader / Edition 1

The Suburb Reader / Edition 1

by Becky Nicolaides, Bec Nicolaides
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415945941

ISBN-13: 9780415945943

Pub. Date: 02/01/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Since the 1920s, the United States has seen a dramatic reversal in living patterns, with a majority of Americans now residing in suburbs. This mass emigration from cities is one of the most fundamental social and geographical transformations in recent US history. Suburbanization has not only produced a distinct physical environment—it has become a major

Overview

Since the 1920s, the United States has seen a dramatic reversal in living patterns, with a majority of Americans now residing in suburbs. This mass emigration from cities is one of the most fundamental social and geographical transformations in recent US history. Suburbanization has not only produced a distinct physical environment—it has become a major defining force in the construction of twentieth-century American culture.

Employing over 200 primary sources, illustrations, and critical essays, The Suburb Reader documents the rise of North American suburbanization from the 1700s through the present day. Through thematically organized chapters it explores multiple facets of suburbia’s creation and addresses its indelible impact on the shaping of gender and family ideologies, politics, race relations, technology, design, and public policy. Becky Nicolaides’ and Andrew Wiese’s concise commentaries introduce the selections and contextualize the major themes of each chapter. Distinctive in its integration of multiple perspectives on the evolution of the suburban landscape, The Suburb Reader pays particular attention to the long, complex experiences of African Americans, immigrants, and working people in suburbia. Encompassing an impressive breadth of chronology and themes, The Suburb Reader is a landmark collection of the best works on the rise of this modern social phenomenon.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415945943
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/01/2006
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
552
Sales rank:
743,768
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: The Emergence of Suburbia 1750-1940

Chapter 1. The Transnational Origins of the Elite Suburb
Chapter 2. Family and Gender in the Making of Suburbia
Chapter 3. Technology and Decentralization
Chapter 4. Economic and Class Diversity on the Early Suburban Fringe
Chapter 5. The Politics of Early Suburbia
Chapter 6. Imagining Suburbia: Visions and Plans from the Turn of the Century
Chapter 7. The Other Suburbanites: class, racial, & ethnic diversity in early suburbia
Chapter 8. The Tools of Exclusion: From Local Initiatives to Federal Policy

Part II: Postwar Suburbia 1940-1970

Chapter 9. Postwar America: Suburban Apotheosis
Chapter 10. Culture Wars: Polarized Constructions of Suburban Life

Chapter 11.Postwar Suburbs and the Construction of Race
Chapter 12. The City-Suburb Divide

Part III: Recent Suburbia, 1970 to the Present

Chapter 13. The Political Culture of Suburbia
Chapter 14. Suburban Transformations Since 1970

Chapter 15. Economic and Class Transformations
Chapter 16. Our Town: Enduring Exclusion in Recent Suburbia

Chapter 17. The Future of Suburbia

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