Voices of Decline - The Postwar Fate of US Cities / Edition 1

Voices of Decline - The Postwar Fate of US Cities / Edition 1

by Robert A. Beauregard
     
 

ISBN-10: 155786442X

ISBN-13: 9781557864420

Pub. Date: 01/14/1994

Publisher: Wiley

As World War II faded into the past, urban decline emerged as the dominant motif in the public debate over the fate of the once-mighty cities of many Western industrial nations. Freely crossing disciplinary boundaries, this book uses the words of those who witnessed the cities' distress to portray the postwar discourse on urban decline in the United States. That

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Overview

As World War II faded into the past, urban decline emerged as the dominant motif in the public debate over the fate of the once-mighty cities of many Western industrial nations. Freely crossing disciplinary boundaries, this book uses the words of those who witnessed the cities' distress to portray the postwar discourse on urban decline in the United States. That discourse reshaped the ambivalence Americans have towards their cities, probed the nature of their moral responsibilities, offered advice as to how they should respond, and most importantly, sited in the cities the contradictions of society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557864420
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/14/1994
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.09(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.

Preface.

1. Themes and Texts.

2. Representing Urban Decline.

3. The Cities Wholesome and Good.

4. Not Those of Decadence.

5. The Unhappy Process of Changing.

6. On the Verge of Catastrophe.

7. Every Problem a Racial Dimension.

8. Crisis of Our Cities.

9. Rising from the Ashes.

10. Not Excessively Inconvenienced.

11. Intersections, Displacements, Absences.

12. Legitimating the Siting of Decline.

Bibiliographic Essay.

Methodological Note.

Index.

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