Reading City Life

ISBN-10: 0321235169
ISBN-13: 9780321235169
Edition: 2005
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Description: Reading City Life explores a variety of issues confronting today's cities in a brief format that is very inexpensive. Approximately 25 readings center on crime, race, citizenship, the suburbs, and neighborhoods in today's American cities. A broad  More...

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Book details

List price: $30.40
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

Reading City Life explores a variety of issues confronting today's cities in a brief format that is very inexpensive. Approximately 25 readings center on crime, race, citizenship, the suburbs, and neighborhoods in today's American cities. A broad range of authors with a variety of viewpoints are included: Bell Hooks, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Daryl F. Gates, Angela Davis, Robert B. Reich, Cornell West, Bloods/Crips, and many others. A variety of issues are explored including: homelessness, graffiti, violent crime, drug wars, the new black suburbs, civic responsibility, hate radio, and more. Anyone interested in learning about the issues confronting today's cities.

Introduction
Cities and Neighborhoods
Houselessness and Homelessness
Silent Dancing
Homeplace: A Site of Resistance, bell hooks
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Graffiti: Tunnel Notes of a New Yorker
Cities and Crime
One Violent Crime
Guns Aren't the Only Issue
School Shootings and White Denial
The Drug War Goes Up in Smoke
Introduction to the Prison Industrial Complex
Cities and Suburbs
Stressed Out in Suburbia
The New Black Suburbs
Secession of the Successful
Separate and Unequal
Park Slope: Notes on a Middle-Class "Utopia,"
Cities and Race
An American Tale: A Lynching and the Legacies Left Behind
Learning to Talk of Race
Home Is Where the Han Is: A Korean American Perspective on the Los Angeles Upheavals
Bloods and Crips Proposal for LA's Facelift, Bloods/Crips Building Democracy from Below
What Really Happened in Cincinnati
Cities and Citizenship
From Guilt to Solidarity: Sweatshops and Political Responsibility
Hate Radio
Civic Responsibility
Speaking for Ourselves
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