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Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys
Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys
by Victor M. Rios, Jr.
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Qualitative Data is meant for the novice researcher who needs guidance on what specifically to do when faced with a sea of information. It takes readers through the qualitative research process, beginning with an examination of the basic philosophy of... (read more)

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Project Fatherhood: A Story of Courage and Healing in One of America's Toughest Communities
Project Fatherhood: A Story of Courage and Healing in One of America's Toughest Communities
by Jorja Leap
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Jorja Leap has been on the faculty of the University of California at Los Angeles’ Luskin School of Public Affairs since 1992. An internationally recognized expert in gangs, violence, and crisis intervention, she is the senior policy advisor on... (read more)

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Public Housing Myths: Perception, Reality, and Social Policy
Public Housing Myths: Perception, Reality, and Social Policy
by Nicholas Dagen Bloom
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In this collection of accessible essays, researchers and practitioners in urbanism, history, criminal justice, social science, and urban planning deconstruct 11 common misconceptions surrounding public housing. The myths addressed include: high-rise... (read more)

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Non-Places: Introduction to an Anthropology of Supermodernity, Second Edition
Non-Places: Introduction to an Anthropology of Supermodernity, Second Edition
by Marc Auge
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An ever-increasing proportion of our lives is spent in supermarkets, airports and hotels, on motorways or in front of TVs, computers and cash machines. This invasion of the world by what Marc Augé calls 'non-space' results in a profound alteration... (read more)

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Urban Exodus: Why the Jews Left Boston and the Catholics Stayed
Urban Exodus: Why the Jews Left Boston and the Catholics Stayed
by Gerald H. Gamm
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2001 Tuttleman Foundation Book Award, Gratz College and the Tuttleman Family... (read more)

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Cities Are Good for You: The Genius of the Metropolis
Cities Are Good for You: The Genius of the Metropolis
by Leo Hollis
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Cities are where the twenty-first century is really going to happen. Already at the beginning of the century, we became 50% urban as a global population, and by 2050 we're going to be up to 70% urban. So cities could either be our coffin or our ark. Leo... (read more)

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The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America's Man-made Landscape
The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America's Man-made Landscape
by James Howard Kunstler
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The Geography of Nowhere traces America's evolution from a nation of Main Streets and coherent communities to a land where every place is like no place in particular, where the cities are dead zones and the countryside is a wasteland of cartoon... (read more)

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Everyday Law on the Street: City Governance in an Age of Diversity (Chicago Series in Law and Society)
Everyday Law on the Street: City Governance in an Age of Diversity (Chicago Series in Law and Society)
by Mariana Valverde
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Toronto prides itself on being andldquo;the worldandrsquo;s most diverse city,andrdquo; and its officials seek to support this diversity through programs and policies designed to promote social inclusion. Yet this progressive vision of law often falls... (read more)

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War of the Bloods in My Veins: A Street Soldier's March Toward Redemption
War of the Bloods in My Veins: A Street Soldier's March Toward Redemption
by Dashaun "jiwe" Morris
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and... (read more)

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Black Metropolis
Black Metropolis
by St Clair Drake
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andldquo;By virtue of its range, its labor and its insight, the book seems certain to become a landmark not only in race studies but in the broader field of social anthropology.andrdquo;... (read more)

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Taming Manhattan: Environmental Battles in the Antebellum City
Taming Manhattan: Environmental Battles in the Antebellum City
by Catherine Mcneur
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With pigs roaming the streets and cows foraging in the Battery, antebellum Manhattan would have been unrecognizable to inhabitants of today's sprawling metropolis. Fruits and vegetables came from small market gardens in the city, and manure piled high on... (read more)

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The Community Economic Development Handbook
The Community Economic Development Handbook
by Mihailo Temali
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The step-by-step guide to turning any neighborhood around A weak local economy can be strengthened. A run-down neighborhood of boarded-up storefronts, litter-strewn sidewalks, high unemployment, and poorly-maintained housing can be transformed. An entire... (read more)

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Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design
Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design
by Charles Montgomery
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A globe-trotting, eye-opening exploration of how cities can — and do — make us happier people. After decades of unchecked sprawl, more Americans than ever are moving to inner cities, mixed-use suburbs, and densely constructed small towns. Our... (read more)

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Violence at the Urban Margins (Global and Comparative Ethnography)
Violence at the Urban Margins (Global and Comparative Ethnography)
by Javier (edt) Auyero
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In the Americas, debates around issues of citizen's public safety--from debates that erupt after highly publicized events, such as the shootings of Jordan Davis and Trayvon Martin, to those that recurrently dominate the airwaves in Latin America--are... (read more)

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Very Recent History: An Entirely Factual Account of a Year (C. AD 2009) in a Large City
Very Recent History: An Entirely Factual Account of a Year (C. AD 2009) in a Large City
by Choire Sicha
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In Very Recent History, Choire Sicha, two-time editor of Gawker and cofounder of The Awl, manages to do three seemingly disparate things at once. First, he's written a kind of guide to our times for a visitor from far in the future. Our everyday life has... (read more)

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Social Justice and the City (Rev 09 Edition)
Social Justice and the City (Rev 09 Edition)
by David Harvey
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This Handbook documents the main trends in current research between logic and language, including its broader influence in computer science, linguistic theory and cognitive science. The history of the combined study of Logic and Linguistics goes back a... (read more)

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Cities as Sustainable Ecosystems: Principles and Practices
Cities as Sustainable Ecosystems: Principles and Practices
by Peter Newman
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Cities as Sustainable Ecosystems shows how cities and their residents can begin to reintegrate into their bioregional environment, and how cities themselves can be planned with natures organizing principles in mind. Taking cues from living systems for... (read more)

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When Work Disappears: The World of the New Urban Poor
When Work Disappears: The World of the New Urban Poor
by William Juli Wilson
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Cities of Tomorrow (4TH 14 Edition)
Cities of Tomorrow (4TH 14 Edition)
by Peter Hall
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Peter Hall’s seminal Cities of Tomorrow remains an unrivalled account of the history of planning in theory and practice, as well as of the social and economic problems and opportunities that gave rise to it. Written by one of the most revered... (read more)

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City by City: Dispatches from the American Metropolis
City by City: Dispatches from the American Metropolis
by Keith (edt) Gessen
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A collection of essays—historical and personal—about the present and future of American cities Edited by Keith Gessen and Stephen Squibb, City by City is a collection of essays—historical, personal, and somewhere... (read more)

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