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Abstract Urban scholarship has focused on the role of power and politics in fostering uneven development, showing that urban patterns are not inevitable but controllable. Yet shifting power from one group to another is easier said than done. How may community organizations acquire leverage that...
Abstract The majority of research in urban sociology tends to favor the study of urbanization, the development and growth of cities, over urbanism, the way of life in cities. Here, I identify a strand of urban sociology that explicitly focuses on the latter and introduce a theoretical framework...
Abstract What role does media coverage play in local communities' efforts to assert their stake in contests over urban land use? We focus this question by examining the case of Taylor Yard in Los Angeles, where community activists fought for a decade to avoid industrial development of a 100‐acre...
Abstract Books reviewed: The City as an Entertainment Machine, by Terry Nichols Clark (ed.). Research in Urban Policy, Volume 9. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2004. 325 pp. ISBN: 0‐7623‐1060‐x (cloth). Neo‐Bohemia: Art and Commerce in the Postindustrial City, by Richard D. Lloyd. New York: Routledge,...
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