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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Wood, Robert Coldwell, 1923-
Suburbia, its people and their politics.
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1959 [©1958]
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Robert Coldwell Wood
|Description:||340 pages 21 cm|
|Contents:||The image of suburbia. Suburbia as looking glass ; Holdouts in suburbia ; Suburbia as renaissance --
Roots for the image. The American miniature ; The miniature under pressure ; The miniature cracks ; The rejection of reality ; The mechanization of reform --
The rise of metropolis. Technology redeems itself ; Crisis in autonomy ; Suburbia besieged ; Suburbia triumphant --
The nature of suburbia. The case of the disappearing community ; Second thoughts on the vanishing act ; The case for the reappearing community ; Proper people in proper places ; Suburbs and suburbs ; Suburbs coalescing ; Natural neighborhoods plus politics ; Re-enter the metropolis ; Small communities en masse --
The politics of suburbia. The theory of conversion ; The theory of transplantation ; The fruits of electoral analysis: "Not with a bang ..." ; Politics at the local level: symbols and beliefs ; Institutions for nonpartisanship ; The management of issues ; The suburban boss ; Suburban decision-making ; The special issue of the public schools ; The grassroots of suburbia --
The public problems of suburbia. The struggle for survival ; The burdens of the welfare state ; The supply of resources ; The scramble for values ; Strategy of the anointed ; Strategy of the unwashed: (1) Up by the bootstraps ; Strategy of the unwashed: (2) The new "New federalism" ; The separation of purse and power ; Securing the suburban habitat ; The suburbs persevere --
The miniature re-examined. Defenders of the faith ; The logic of the faith ; Probing the lines ; Checklist of operative democracy: (1) The rule of law, (2) The role of controversy, (3) The quest for freedom ; Other roads ; Probability and potentiality.