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American project : the rise and fall of a modern ghetto

Author: Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh
Publisher: Cambridge (Massachusetts) : Harvard University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd printView all editions and formats
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High-rise public housing was a signature of the post-World War II city. A hopeful experiment in providing temporary, inexpensive homes for all Americans, the "projects" soon became synonymous with  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh
ISBN: 9780674008304 0674008308
OCLC Number: 639144074
Description: XVI, 332 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword Preface Introduction 1. A Place to Call Home 2. Doing the Hustle 3. "What's It Like to Be in Hell?" 4. Tenants Face Off with the Gang 5. Street-Gang Diplomacy 6. The Beginning of the End of a Modern Ghetto Author's Note Notes Acknowledgments Index
Responsibility: Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh.

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Venkatesh spent hundreds of hours interviewing residents of Chicago's Robert Taylor Holmes housing project. Poorly designed, cheaply built, and isolated from surrounding neighborhoods by an Read more...

 
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