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Synopsis:

Not in my backyard — that's the refrain commonly invoked by property owners who oppose unwanted development. Such words assume a special ferocity when the development in question is public housing. Lisa Belkin penetrates the prejudices, myths, and heated emotions stirred by the most recent trend in public housing as she re-creates a landmark case in riveting detail, showing how a proposal to build scattered-site public housing in middle-class neighborhoods nearly destroyed an entire city and forever changed the lives of many of its citizens.

-- Public housing projects are being torn down throughout the United States. What will take their place? Show Me a Hero explores the answer.

-- An important and compelling work of narrative nonfiction in the tradition of J. Anthony Lukas's Common Ground.

-- A sweeping yet intimate group portrait that assesses the effects of public policy on individual human lives.

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ISBN:
9780316088640
Author:
Belkin, Lisa
Publisher:
Back Bay Books
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Subject:
City Planning & Urban Development
Subject:
Minority Studies - Race Relations
Subject:
Poor
Subject:
Social conflict
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Public housing
Subject:
Yonkers
Subject:
Political Policy - City Planning & Urban Dev.
Subject:
Public Policy - City Planning & Urban Dev.
Subject:
Yonkers (N.Y.) Race relations.
Subject:
Yonkers (N.Y.) Social conditions.
Subject:
Sociology-Urban Studies
Edition Description:
1st Back Bay paperback ed.
Series Volume:
98/488
Publication Date:
20000431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.52x5.52x.91 in. .99 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Not in my backyard — that's the refrain commonly invoked by property owners who oppose unwanted development. Such words assume a special ferocity when the development in question is public housing. Lisa Belkin penetrates the prejudices, myths, and heated emotions stirred by the most recent trend in public housing as she re-creates a landmark case in riveting detail, showing how a proposal to build scattered-site public housing in middle-class neighborhoods nearly destroyed an entire city and forever changed the lives of many of its citizens.

-- Public housing projects are being torn down throughout the United States. What will take their place? Show Me a Hero explores the answer.

-- An important and compelling work of narrative nonfiction in the tradition of J. Anthony Lukas's Common Ground.

-- A sweeping yet intimate group portrait that assesses the effects of public policy on individual human lives.

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