Motor City Green sheds light on the ways social and political history intersect with urban and environmental history as a new way to tell the history of Detroit.
The Rise, Fall, and Potential Revival of Post-Industrial Rust Belt Cities, with a Focus on Cleveland, Ohio
Metropolitan Belgrade presents a socio-cultural history of the city as an entertainment mecca during the 1920s and 1930s. It unearths the ordinary and extraordinary leisure activities that captured the attention of urban residents and considers the broader role of popular culture in interwar society.
Winner, 2016 Southern Cone Studies Section Social Sciences Book Award, Latin American Studies Association
This book examines the dramatic forms of social mobilization, state-directed repression, mass development projects, and socioeconomic exclusion that have marked struggles over low-income urban housing in Santiago, Chile, during the past half-century.
A celebration of Pittsburgh’s industrial landscape and an eloquent tribute to a way of life largely disappearing in America. A unique addition to the literature on the importance of place.
In 1986, with little warning, the USX Homestead Works closed. Thousands of workers who depended on steel to survive were left without work. A Town Without Steel looks at the people of Homestead as they reinvent their views of household and work and place in this world.
This book offers a comparative study of working-class life in Pittsburgh, PA and Birmingham, England in the early twentieth century.
No single view of American cities captures the many problems of urban life-whether the city is analyzed by a politician, an architect, an urban planner, a sociologist, or a psychologist. Man and the Modern City presents the view of ten distinguished urban critics whose variety of approaches places the crucial issues of the city in a broad perspective.