Why Place Matters: Geography, Identity, and Civic Life in Modern America

Why Place Matters: Geography, Identity, and Civic Life in Modern America

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ISBN-13: 9781594037160
Publisher: Encounter Books
Publication date: 02/25/2014
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author


Wilfred M. McClay is the SunTrust Chair of Humanities at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Ted V. McAllister is the Edward L. Gaylord Chair and Associate Professor of Public Policy at Pepperdine University.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Introduction: Why Place Matters Wilfred M. McClay 1

GPS and the End of the Road Ari N. Schulman 10

Place-Conscious Transportation Policy Gary Toth 48

"I Can't Believe You're from L.A.!" Dana Gioia 59

Cosmopolitanism and Place Russell Jacoby 70

Making Places: The Cosmopolitan Temptation Mark T. Mitchell 84

Place / Space, Ethnicity / Cosmos: How to Be More Fully Human Yi-Fu Tuan 102

The Demand Side of Urbanism Witold Rybczynski 120

Metaphysical Realism, Modernity, and Traditional Cultures of Building Philip Bess 130

A Plea for Beauty: A Manifesto for a New Urbanism Roger Scruton 149

Place and Poverty William A. Schambra 162

The Rise of Localist Politics Brian Brown 171

The New Meaning of Mobility Christine Rosen 180

Making American Places: Civic Engagement Rightly Understood Ted V. McAllister 188

Place as Pragmatic Policy Pete Peterson 201

Local History: A Way to Place and Home Joseph A. Amato 215

The Space Was Ours Before We Were the Place's Wilfred M. McClay 238

Acknowledgements 259

About the Contributors 263

Notes 267

Index 289

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