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A plague on your houses : how New York was burned down and national public health crumbled

Autor: Deborah Wallace; Rodrick Wallace
Editorial: London ; New York : Verso, 1998.
Edición/Formato:   Libro : Inglés (eng)Ver todas las ediciones y todos los formatos
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"A Plague on Your Houses is a scorching indictment of the decision to close fire companies in New York City and a frightening study of the way misguided and malevolent social policy can spark a chain reaction of enormous and unforeseen urban collapse."--BOOK JACKET. "Using an approach more commonly associated with epidemiology, Deborah and Rodrick Wallace paint a terrifying picture of rampant social collapse,  Leer más
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Tipo de documento: Libro/Texto
Todos autores / colaboradores: Deborah Wallace; Rodrick Wallace
ISBN: 1859848583 9781859848586
Número OCLC: 475119527
Descripción: xviii, 222 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contenido: Introduction to Part One. Baptism by Fire --
1. Setting the Scene --
2. Benign Neglect and Planned Shrinkage --
3. Plague on Houses: Contagious Fires --
Introduction to Part Two. Epidemics --
4. Tuberculosis: The Captain of All the Men of Death --
5. Substance Abuse --
6. AIDS: Incurable and Fatal --
7. Epidemics Galore --
Introduction to Part Three. Beyond New York City and Policy --
8. Metropolitan Region and Nation --
9. Policy to Heal the Wounds --
10. 1990s: Fighting the Symptoms.
Responsabilidad: Deborah Wallace, Rodrick Wallace.

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Using an epidemiological approach, this text charts the changes wrought by misguided social policy on the American landscape since the 1970s. It begins with the decision of Nixon's urban advisor,  Leer más

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""A Plague on Your Houses" breaks new ground for political ecology of urban decay. It is also a provocative foretale of what 'radical urban science' might be."--Mike Davis, "Metropolis"<br> Leer más

 
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