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The fixers : devolution, development, and civil society in Newark, 1960-1990

Author: Julia Rabig
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2017.
Series: Historical studies of urban America.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the 1960s to the 1990s, civil rights, black power, and antipoverty activists confronted both deeply rooted forms of inequality and new variants produced by the urban crisis. Recognizing the limits of liberal reform in the 1950s and 1960s, they devised new approaches that altered the relationship between urban civil society and the state and endured as neoliberal governing priorities took hold. This  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Julia Rabig
ISBN: 9780226388458 022638845X 9780226388311 022638831X
OCLC Number: 990324342
Notes: Previously issued in print: 2016.
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white).
Series Title: Historical studies of urban America.
Responsibility: Julia Rabig.

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From the 1960s to the 1990s, civil rights, black power, and antipoverty activists confronted both deeply rooted forms of inequality and new variants produced by the urban crisis. Recognizing the limits of liberal reform in the 1950s and 1960s, they devised new approaches that altered the relationship between urban civil society and the state and endured as neoliberal governing priorities took hold. This transformation is explored through the emergence of individual and organizational fixers.

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"Newark's urban rebellion and black power movement produced the 'Fixers'--a constellation of individuals and organizations--that emerged to help shape the city's emergent black and brown urban Read more...

 
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