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Airport UrbanismInfrastructure and Mobility in Asia

Airport Urbanism: Infrastructure and Mobility in Asia

Max Hirsh

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816696093
eISBN:
9781452955148
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696093.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Airport Urbanism studies the exponential leap of global air traffic since the 1980s and its implications for the planning and designing of five East and Southeast Asian cities. Focusing on the ... More

Beautiful WastelandThe Rise of Detroit As America's Postindustrial Frontier

Beautiful Wasteland: The Rise of Detroit As America's Postindustrial Frontier

Rebecca J. Kinney

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816697564
eISBN:
9781452955162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697564.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Beautiful Wasteland critically examines the racial logics embedded in the contemporary stories of Detroit that flow through popular culture, from Internet forums, photography, films, advertising, to ... More

Degraded WorkThe Struggle at the Bottom of the Labor Market

Degraded Work: The Struggle at the Bottom of the Labor Market

Marc Doussard

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681396
eISBN:
9781452949079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681396.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Degraded Work provides a new perspective on employment inequality and low-wage work. Jobs are not intrinsically good or bad: They are made better, or worse, by the actions of employers, employees and ... More

Driven from New OrleansHow Nonprofits Betray Public Housing and Promote Privatization

Driven from New Orleans: How Nonprofits Betray Public Housing and Promote Privatization

John Arena

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677467
eISBN:
9781452948102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677467.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

In the early 1980s the tenant leaders of New Orleans St. Thomas public housing development and their community activist allies were militant, uncompromising defenders of the city’s public housing ... More

Jakarta, Drawing the City Near

Jakarta, Drawing the City Near

AbdouMaliq Simone

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816693351
eISBN:
9781452949611
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693351.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

By examining the ways in which the central city of Jakarta continues to accommodate different practices of life and types of residents, the book attempts to reframe the conventional discussion and ... More

Justice and the American Metropolis

Justice and the American Metropolis

Clarissa Rile Hayward and Todd Swanstrom (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676125
eISBN:
9781452947822
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676125.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Today’s American cities and suburbs are the sites of “thick injustice”—unjust power relations that are deeply and densely concentrated as well as opaque and seemingly intractable. Thick injustice is ... More

Meeting PlaceThe Human Encounter and the Challenge of Coexistence

Meeting Place: The Human Encounter and the Challenge of Coexistence

Paul Carter

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816685363
eISBN:
9781452949147
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816685363.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The Meeting Place asks what are the conditions of sociability in a globalized world. It argues that the social sciences take communication for granted and for this reason overlook the obstacles to ... More

The Neoliberal DelugeHurricane Katrina, Late Capitalism, and the Remaking of New Orleans

The Neoliberal Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, Late Capitalism, and the Remaking of New Orleans

Cedric Johnson (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673247
eISBN:
9781452946962
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673247.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Katrina was not just a hurricane. The death, destruction, and misery wreaked on New Orleans cannot be blamed on nature’s fury alone. This volume locates the root causes of the 2005 disaster squarely ... More

Security In the BubbleNavigating Crime in Urban South Africa

Security In the Bubble: Navigating Crime in Urban South Africa

Christine Hentschel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816694310
eISBN:
9781452952475
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694310.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Security in the Bubble is about the struggles of urbanites to come to terms with life in the city as dangerous. This book examines newly emerging aesthetic, affective and inclusionary spatialities of ... More

Seeking Spatial Justice

Seeking Spatial Justice

Edward W. Soja

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816666676
eISBN:
9781452946870
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816666676.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

In 1996, the Los Angeles Bus Riders Union, a grassroots advocacy organization, won a historic legal victory against the city’s Metropolitan Transit Authority. The resulting consent decree forced the ... More

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