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Product Description: A New York Times Notable Book of 2016 Winner of the Zócalo Public Square Book PrizeOn March 29, 1516, the city council of Venice issued a decree forcing Jews to live in il geto―a closed quarter named for the copper foundry that once occupied the area...read more

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9780374536770 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, April 18, 2017, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: A New York Times Notable Book of 2016 Winner of the Zócalo Public Square Book PrizeOn March 29, 1516, the city council of Venice issued a decree forcing Jews to live in il geto―a closed quarter named for the copper foundry that once occupied the area.

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Product Description: **One of Buzzfeed's 18 Best Nonfiction Books Of 2016**A lyrical, intelligent, authentic, and necessary look at the intersection of race and class in Chicago, a Great American CityIn this intelligent and highly important narrative, Chicago-native Natalie Moore shines a light on contemporary segregation in the city's South Side; with a memoirist's eye, she showcases the lives of these communities through the stories of people who reside there...read more

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9781137280152 | St Martins Pr, March 22, 2016, cover price $27.99 | About this edition: **One of Buzzfeed's 18 Best Nonfiction Books Of 2016**A lyrical, intelligent, authentic, and necessary look at the intersection of race and class in Chicago, a Great American CityIn this intelligent and highly important narrative, Chicago-native Natalie Moore shines a light on contemporary segregation in the city's South Side; with a memoirist's eye, she showcases the lives of these communities through the stories of people who reside there.

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9781250118332 | Reprint edition (Picador USA, April 4, 2017), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: **One of Buzzfeed's 18 Best Nonfiction Books Of 2016**A lyrical, intelligent, authentic, and necessary look at the intersection of race and class in Chicago, a Great American CityIn this intelligent and highly important narrative, Chicago-native Natalie Moore shines a light on contemporary segregation in the city's South Side; with a memoirist's eye, she showcases the lives of these communities through the stories of people who reside there.

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Product Description: Short-listed for the Pushkin House Russian Book PrizeMore than twenty years ago, the NPR correspondent Anne Garrels first visited Chelyabinsk, a gritty military-industrial center a thousand miles east of Moscow. The longtime home of the Soviet nuclear program, the Chelyabinsk region contained beautiful lakes, shuttered factories, mysterious closed cities, and some of the most polluted places on earth...read more

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9780374247720 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, March 15, 2016, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: Short-listed for the Pushkin House Russian Book PrizeMore than twenty years ago, the NPR correspondent Anne Garrels first visited Chelyabinsk, a gritty military-industrial center a thousand miles east of Moscow.

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9781250118110 | Reprint edition (Picador USA, March 14, 2017), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Short-listed for the Pushkin House Russian Book PrizeMore than twenty years ago, the NPR correspondent Anne Garrels first visited Chelyabinsk, a gritty military-industrial center a thousand miles east of Moscow.

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9781681680682 | Unabridged edition (Highbridge Co, March 15, 2016), cover price $29.99 | About this edition: More than twenty years ago, longtime NPR correspondent Anne Garrels began to visit the region of Chelyabinsk, an aging military-industrial center a thousand miles east of Moscow.

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Product Description: FINALIST FOR THE PEN/DIAMONSTEIN-SPIELVOGEL AWARD FOR THE ART OF THE ESSAYA New York Times Notable Book of 2017The flâneur is the quintessentially masculine figure of privilege and leisure who strides the capitals of the world with abandon...read more

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9780374156046 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, February 21, 2017, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: FINALIST FOR THE PEN/DIAMONSTEIN-SPIELVOGEL AWARD FOR THE ART OF THE ESSAYA New York Times Notable Book of 2017The flâneur is the quintessentially masculine figure of privilege and leisure who strides the capitals of the world with abandon.

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Product Description: The city of Hangzhou symbolized all of the contradictions of the declining Song Empire (960–1279). It was paramount and feeble, awe-inspiring and threatened, the most admired city and a disgrace to its dynastic founders. Rather than debate the merit of these polemical judgments, the contributors to this volume treat them as expressions of their historical moment, reflecting ideological convictions and aesthetic preferences...read more
By Martin Powers (editor)

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9789629967864, titled "Senses of the City: Perceptions of Hangzhou and Southern Song China 1127–1279" | Chinese Univ Pr, February 1, 2017, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: The city of Hangzhou symbolized all of the contradictions of the declining Song Empire (960–1279).

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Product Description: Studies of urban neoliberalism have been surprisingly inattentive to gender. Brenda Parker begins to remedy this by looking at the effect of new urbanism, “creative class,” and welfare reform discourses on women in Milwaukee, a traditionally progressive city with a strong history of political organizing...read more

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9780820335117 | Univ of Georgia Pr, February 1, 2017, cover price $89.95 | About this edition: Studies of urban neoliberalism have been surprisingly inattentive to gender.

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9780820350325 | Univ of Georgia Pr, February 1, 2017, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Studies of urban neoliberalism have been surprisingly inattentive to gender.

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Product Description: The urban origins of American Judaism began with daily experiences of Jews, their responses to opportunities for social and physical mobility as well as constraints of discrimination and prejudice. Deborah Dash Moore explores Jewish participation in American cities and considers the implications of urban living for American Jews across three centuries...read more
By Mitchell Reddish (editor)

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9780820350578 | Reprint edition (Univ of Georgia Pr, February 1, 2017), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: The urban origins of American Judaism began with daily experiences of Jews, their responses to opportunities for social and physical mobility as well as constraints of discrimination and prejudice.

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Product Description: Reclaiming the legacy of the Paris Commune for the twenty-first century Kristin Ross’s new work on the thought and culture of the Communard uprising of 1871 resonates with the motivations and actions of contemporary protest, which has found its most powerful expression in the reclamation of public space...read more

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9781781688397 | Verso Books, April 7, 2015, cover price $23.95 | About this edition: Reclaiming the legacy of the Paris Commune for the twenty-first century Kristin Ross’s new work on the thought and culture of the Communard uprising of 1871 resonates with the motivations and actions of contemporary protest, which has found its most powerful expression in the reclamation of public space.

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9781784780548 | Verso Books, January 31, 2017, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Reclaiming the legacy of the Paris Commune for the twenty-first century Kristin Ross’s new work on the thought and culture of the Communard uprising of 1871 resonates with the motivations and actions of contemporary protest, which has found its most powerful expression in the reclamation of public space.

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Product Description: Hope High School in Providence, Rhode Island was once a model city school, graduating a wide range of students from different backgrounds. But the tumult of the 1960s and the drug wars of the 70s changed both Providence and Hope. Today, the aging school is primarily Hispanic and African-American, with kids traveling for miles by bus and foot each day...read more

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9781250080691 | St Martins Pr, January 26, 2016, cover price $26.99 | About this edition: Hope High School in Providence, Rhode Island was once a model city school, graduating a wide range of students from different backgrounds.

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9781250118288 | Reprint edition (Griffin, January 24, 2017), cover price $16.99 | About this edition: Hope High School in Providence, Rhode Island was once a model city school, graduating a wide range of students from different backgrounds.

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Product Description: From the acclaimed landscape designer, historian and author of American Eden, a lively, unique, and accessible cultural history of modern cities—from suburbs, downtown districts, and exurban sprawl, to shopping malls and “sustainable” developments—that allows us to view them through the planning, design, architects, and movements that inspired, created, and shaped them...read more

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9780062196316 | Harpercollins, January 26, 2016, cover price $29.99 | About this edition: From the acclaimed landscape designer, historian and author of American Eden, a lively, unique, and accessible cultural history of modern cities—from suburbs, downtown districts, and exurban sprawl, to shopping malls and “sustainable” developments—that allows us to view them through the planning, design, architects, and movements that inspired, created, and shaped them.

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9780062196323 | Reprint edition (Perennial, January 15, 2017), cover price $15.99 | About this edition: From the acclaimed landscape designer, historian and author of American Eden, a lively, unique, and accessible cultural history of modern cities—from suburbs, downtown districts, and exurban sprawl, to shopping malls and “sustainable” developments—that allows us to view them through the planning, design, architects, and movements that inspired, created, and shaped them.

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Product Description: What is the relationship between race and space, and how do racial politics inform the organization and development of urban locales?  In Race and the Politics of Deception, Christopher Mele unpacks America’s history of dealing with racial problems through the inequitable use of public space...read more

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9781479866090 | New York Univ Pr, January 10, 2017, cover price $89.00 | About this edition: What is the relationship between race and space, and how do racial politics inform the organization and development of urban locales?

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9781479880430 | Reprint edition (New York Univ Pr, January 10, 2017), cover price $27.00 | About this edition: What is the relationship between race and space, and how do racial politics inform the organization and development of urban locales?

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Product Description: The Great Recession punished American workers, leaving many underemployed or trapped in jobs that did not provide the income or opportunities they needed. Moreover, the gap between the wealthy and the poor had widened in past decades as mobility remained stubbornly unchanged...read more

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9781469630472 | Univ of North Carolina Pr, January 9, 2017, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: The Great Recession punished American workers, leaving many underemployed or trapped in jobs that did not provide the income or opportunities they needed.

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9781469630489 | Univ of North Carolina Pr, January 9, 2017, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: The Great Recession punished American workers, leaving many underemployed or trapped in jobs that did not provide the income or opportunities they needed.

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Product Description: A young African American millennial filmmaker’s funny, sometimes painful, true-life coming-of-age story of trying to make it in New York City—a chronicle of poverty and wealth, creativity and commerce, struggle and insecurity, and the economic and cultural forces intertwined with "the serious, life-threatening process" of gentrification...read more

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9780062415646 | Amistad Pr, January 3, 2017, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: A young African American millennial filmmaker’s funny, sometimes painful, true-life coming-of-age story of trying to make it in New York City—a chronicle of poverty and wealth, creativity and commerce, struggle and insecurity, and the economic and cultural forces intertwined with "the serious, life-threatening process" of gentrification.

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Product Description: Surviving Poverty carefully examines the experiences of people living below the poverty level, looking in particular at the tension between social isolation and social ties among the poor. Joan Maya Mazelis draws on in-depth interviews with poor people in Philadelphia to explore how they survive and the benefits they gain by being connected to one another...read more

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9781479873593 | New York Univ Pr, January 3, 2017, cover price $89.00 | About this edition: Surviving Poverty carefully examines the experiences of people living below the poverty level, looking in particular at the tension between social isolation and social ties among the poor.

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9781479870080 | Reprint edition (New York Univ Pr, January 3, 2017), cover price $28.00 | About this edition: Surviving Poverty carefully examines the experiences of people living below the poverty level, looking in particular at the tension between social isolation and social ties among the poor.

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Product Description: In the 1970s, the city of Genoa in northern Italy was suffering the economic decline and the despondency common to industrial centers of the Western world at that time. Deindustrialization made Genoa a bleak, dangerous, angry city, where the unemployment rate rose alongside increasing political violence and crime and led to a massive population loss as residents fled to find jobs and a safer life elsewhere...read more

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9780812248784 | Univ of Pennsylvania Pr, December 26, 2016, cover price $59.95 | About this edition: In the 1970s, the city of Genoa in northern Italy was suffering the economic decline and the despondency common to industrial centers of the Western world at that time.

Product Description: From neighborhoods as large as Chelsea or the Castro, to locales limited to a single club, like The Shamrock in Madison or Sidewinders in Albuquerque, gay areas are becoming normal. Straight people flood in. Gay people flee out. Scholars call this transformation assimilation, and some argue that we—gay and straight alike—are becoming “post-gay...read more

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9780226413259 | Univ of Chicago Pr, December 22, 2016, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: From neighborhoods as large as Chelsea or the Castro, to locales limited to a single club, like The Shamrock in Madison or Sidewinders in Albuquerque, gay areas are becoming normal.

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9780226413396 | Reprint edition (Univ of Chicago Pr, December 22, 2016), cover price $30.00 | About this edition: From neighborhoods as large as Chelsea or the Castro, to locales limited to a single club, like The Shamrock in Madison or Sidewinders in Albuquerque, gay areas are becoming normal.

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Product Description: Space is a formative factor in the production of sculpture. Phenomenological thought interprets sculptural work in relation to the immersive experience of the viewer, situating it within its environment. But what possibilities lie beyond this unitary position? What is the political potential of a sculptural object? How can its spatial relations and movements be reconfigured beyond its immediate environment?Spatial Politics of the Sculptural investigates the concept of space and its role in the production of the sculptural form from a multidimensional perspective...read more

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9781783487592 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, October 16, 2016, cover price $125.00 | About this edition: Space is a formative factor in the production of sculpture.

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9781783487608 | Reprint edition (Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, October 16, 2016), cover price $41.95 | About this edition: Space is a formative factor in the production of sculpture.

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Product Description: Sound transformed British life in the "age of noise" between 1914 and 1945. The sonic maelstrom of mechanized society bred anger and anxiety and even led observers to forecast the end of civilization. The noise was, as James G. Mansell shows, modernity itself, expressed in aural form, with immense implications for the construction of the self...read more

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9780252040672 | Univ of Illinois Pr, December 15, 2016, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: Sound transformed British life in the "age of noise" between 1914 and 1945.

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9780252082184 | Reprint edition (Univ of Illinois Pr, December 15, 2016), cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Sound transformed British life in the "age of noise" between 1914 and 1945.

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Product Description: The New York loft jazz scene of the 1970s was a pivotal period for uncompromising, artist-produced work. Faced with a flagging jazz economy, a group of young avant-garde improvisers chose to eschew the commercial sphere and develop alternative venues in the abandoned factories and warehouses of Lower Manhattan...read more

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9780520285408 | Univ of California Pr, December 12, 2016, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: The New York loft jazz scene of the 1970s was a pivotal period for uncompromising, artist-produced work.

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9780520285415 | Reprint edition (Univ of California Pr, December 12, 2016), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: The New York loft jazz scene of the 1970s was a pivotal period for uncompromising, artist-produced work.

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Product Description: A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.Luxury and Rubble is the tale of two cities in Ho Chi Minh City...read more

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9780520292512 | Univ of California Pr, December 5, 2016, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program for monographs.

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Product Description: Speaking Memory evokes the complex "language-scapes" that form at the crossroads of culture and history in cities. While engaging with current debates on the nature and role of translation in globalized urban landscapes, the contributors offer a series of detailed and nuanced readings of ?translational? cities ? their histories, their construction and transformation in memory, and the artistic projects that tell their stories...read more

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9780773547889 | McGill Queens Univ Pr, December 1, 2016, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: Speaking Memory evokes the complex "language-scapes" that form at the crossroads of culture and history in cities.

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9780773547896 | Reprint edition (McGill Queens Univ Pr, December 1, 2016), cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Speaking Memory evokes the complex "language-scapes" that form at the crossroads of culture and history in cities.

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Product Description: Today's home is a kind of fortress that tells us as much about our need for privacy as it does about ensuring our security. Fortress homes, gated communities and elaborate defensive systems have become everyday features of urban life, highlighting the depth of fear as well as the desire for prestige and social display and the ideological strength of home ownership...read more

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9781784995300 | Manchester Univ Pr, December 1, 2016, cover price $115.00 | About this edition: Today's home is a kind of fortress that tells us as much about our need for privacy as it does about ensuring our security.

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9781784995317 | Reprint edition (Manchester Univ Pr, December 1, 2016), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Today's home has become a kind of fortress that says as much about our need for privacy as it does about ensuring our security.

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Product Description: The neoliberal philosophy of fiscal austerity aligned with reduced regulation has transformed Chicago. As pursued by mayor Rahm Emanuel and his predecessor Richard M. Daley, neoliberalism led officials to privatize everything from parking meters to schools, gut regulations and social services, and promote gentrification wherever possible...read more

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9780252040597 | Univ of Illinois Pr, December 1, 2016, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: The neoliberal philosophy of fiscal austerity aligned with reduced regulation has transformed Chicago.

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9780252082092 | Reprint edition (Univ of Illinois Pr, December 1, 2016), cover price $28.00 | About this edition: The neoliberal philosophy of fiscal austerity aligned with reduced regulation has transformed Chicago.

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Product Description: Housing been described as the "wobbly pillar" of the welfare state on account of it never achieving universal coverage, as did health and education. This does not diminish its importance for individuals, households, communities, and social stability...read more

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9781780460611 | Dunedin Academic Pr Ltd, November 23, 2016, cover price $32.00 | About this edition: Housing been described as the "wobbly pillar" of the welfare state on account of it never achieving universal coverage, as did health and education.

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Product Description: A vibrant narrative history of three hallowed Manhattan blocks―the epicenter of American cool.St. Marks Place in New York City has spawned countless artistic and political movements. Here Frank O’Hara caroused, Emma Goldman plotted, and the Velvet Underground wailed...read more

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9780393240382 | W W Norton & Co Inc, November 2, 2015, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: A vibrant narrative history of three hallowed Manhattan blocks―the epicenter of American cool.

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9780393353303 | Reprint edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, November 8, 2016), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: A vibrant narrative history of three hallowed Manhattan blocks―the epicenter of American cool.

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