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

Author: Deborah Wallace; Rodrick Wallace
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Wallace; Rodrick Wallace
ISBN: 1859842534 9781859842539 1859848583 9781859848586
OCLC Number: 40113403
Description: xviii, 222 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Setting the scene --
2. Benign neglect and planned shrinkage --
3. Plague on houses: contagious fires --
4. Tuberculosis: the captain of all the men of death --
5. Substance abuse --
6. AIDS: incurable and fatal --
7. Epidemics galore --
8. Metropolitan region and nation --
9. Policy to heal the wounds --
10. 1990s: fighting the symptoms
Responsibility: Deborah Wallace, Rodrick Wallace.

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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> Read more...

 
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