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9781137280152 | St Martins Pr, March 22, 2016, cover price $27.99

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9781250118332 | Reprint edition (Picador USA, April 4, 2017), cover price $16.00

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9780374247720 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, March 15, 2016, cover price $26.00

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9781250118110 | Reprint edition (Picador USA, March 14, 2017), cover price $16.00

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9781681680682 | Unabridged edition (Highbridge Co, March 15, 2016), cover price $29.99

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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

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9780820335117 | Univ of Georgia Pr, February 1, 2017, cover price $89.95

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9780820350325 | Univ of Georgia Pr, February 1, 2017, cover price $29.95

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By Mitchell Reddish (editor)

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9780820350578 | Reprint edition (Univ of Georgia Pr, February 1, 2017), cover price $24.95

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Product Description: Reclaiming the legacy of the Paris Commune for the twenty-first centuryKristin Ross’s highly acclaimed 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 centuryKristin Ross’s highly acclaimed 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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9781250080691 | St Martins Pr, January 26, 2016, cover price $26.99

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9781250118288 | Reprint edition (Griffin, January 24, 2017), cover price $16.99

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9780062196316 | Harpercollins, January 26, 2016, cover price $29.99

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9780062196323 | Reprint edition (Perennial, January 15, 2017), cover price $15.99

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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.  Mele focuses on Chester, Pennsylvania—a small city comprised of primarily low-income, black residents, roughly twenty miles south of Philadelphia.  Like many cities throughout the United States, Chester is experiencing post-industrial decline.  A development plan touted as a way to “save” the city, proposes to turn one section into a desirable waterfront destination, while leaving the rest of the struggling residents in fractured communities.  Dividing the city into spaces of tourism and consumption versus the everyday spaces of low-income residents, Mele argues, segregates the community by creating a racialized divide.  While these development plans are described as socially inclusive and economically revitalizing, Mele asserts that political leaders and real estate developers intentionally exclude certain types of people—most often, low-income people of color. Race and the Politics of Deception provides a revealing look at how our ever-changing landscape is being strategically divided along lines of class and race.

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9781479866090 | New York Univ Pr, January 10, 2017, cover price $89.00

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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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9781469630472 | Univ of North Carolina Pr, January 9, 2017, cover price $85.00

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9781469630489 | Univ of North Carolina Pr, January 9, 2017, cover price $27.95

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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

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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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9781783487592 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, October 16, 2016, cover price $125.00

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9781783487608 | Reprint edition (Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, October 16, 2016), cover price $41.95

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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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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. Loft Jazz provides the first book-length study of this period, tracing its history amid a series of overlapping discourses surrounding collectivism, urban renewal, experimentalist aesthetics, underground archives, and the radical politics of self-determination.

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9780520285408 | Univ of California Pr, December 12, 2016, cover price $85.00

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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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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. The three sections of the book highlight historical case studies, conceptual issues, and text-based analyses of city scripts, in particular as they relate to creative literary practices and language interventions on the surface of the city itself. In this volume, translation points to the dissonance of city life, but also to the possibility of a generalized, public discourse – a space vital to urban citizenship, where the convergence of languages can be the source of new conversations. Essays cover a variety of topics and approaches, bringing new voices and insights to discussions on multilingualism and translation in the urban contexts of cities including Dublin, Montevideo, Montreal, Prague, and Vilnius. Defining cities as fields of translational forces where languages are both in conversation and in tension, translation in Speaking Memory is stretched beyond its usual confines, encompassing literary, artistic, and cultural practices that permeate everyday contemporary life. Contributors include Liamis Briedis (Vilnius University), Matteo Colombi (University of Leipzig), Michael Cronin (Dublin City University), Michael Darroch (Windsor University), Roch Duval (Université de Montréal), Andre Furlani (Concordia University), Simon Harel (Université de Montréal), William Marshall (Stirling University), Sarah Mekdjian (Université Paris III), Alexis Nouss (Université d’Aix en Provence), Katia Pizzi (University of London), Sherry Simon (Concordia University), Will Straw (McGill University), and Miriam Suchet (Université Paris III).

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9780773547889 | McGill Queens Univ Pr, December 1, 2016, cover price $110.00

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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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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. Fortress homes, gated communities and elaborate defensive systems have become everyday features of urban life today, highlighting the depth of fear as well as desire for prestige and social display. Domestic Fortress offers a fresh analysis of our homes, our demands for security and anxieties about invasion, loss and finding seclusion in a worrying and divided world. As industries and politicians raise our fears further, Domestic Fortress considers why gating and fortress designs, beloved of celebrities and the super-rich, have become the ordinary feature of societies affected by rising social inequalities, the exclusion of strangers and constant anticipation of disaster and loss in our daily lives. Using a rich range of sources from cutting-edge research to media accounts, Domestic Fortress considers the fantasies and realities of dangers to the contemporary home and its inhabitants and details the extreme measures now used in the pursuit of total safety.

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9781784995300 | Manchester Univ Pr, December 1, 2016, cover price $115.00

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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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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. The essayists in Neoliberal Chicago explore an essential question: how does neoliberalism work on the ground in today's Chicago? Contextual chapters explore race relations, physical development, and why Chicago embraced neoliberalism. Other contributors delve into aspects of the neoliberal vision, neoliberalism's impact on three iconic city spaces, and how events like the 2008 foreclosure crisis and the bid to attract the Olympic Games reveal the workings of neoliberalism. Contributors: Stephen Alexander, Larry Bennett, Michael Bennett, Carrie Breitbach, Sean Dinces, Kenneth Fidel, Roberta Garner, Euan Hague, Black Hawk Hancock, Christopher Lamberti, Michael J. Lorr, Martha Martinez, Brendan McQuade, Alex G. Papadopoulos, Rajiv Shah, Costas Spirou, Carolina Sternberg, and Yue Zhang.

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9780252040597 | Univ of Illinois Pr, December 1, 2016, cover price $95.00

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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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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. But every generation of miscreant denizens believes that their era, and no other, marked the street’s apex. This idiosyncratic work of reportage tells the many layered history of the street―from its beginnings as Colonial Dutch Director-General Peter Stuyvesant’s pear orchard to today’s hipster playground―organized around those pivotal moments when critics declared “St. Marks is dead.”In a narrative enriched by hundreds of interviews and dozens of rare images, St. Marks native Ada Calhoun profiles iconic characters from W. H. Auden to Abbie Hoffman, from Keith Haring to the Beastie Boys, among many others. She argues that St. Marks has variously been an elite address, an immigrants’ haven, a mafia warzone, a hippie paradise, and a backdrop to the film Kids―but it has always been a place that outsiders call home. 70 illustrations

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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

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