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From warfare to welfare : defense intellectuals and urban problems in Cold War America

Author: Jennifer S Light
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Jennifer S. Light argues that the technologies and values of the cold war fundamentally shaped the history of postwar urban America. From Warfare to Welfare examines how American intellectuals, city leaders, and the federal government chose to attack problems in the nation's cities by borrowing techniques and technologies first designed for military engagement with foreign enemies. Facing threats like urban chaos,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Light, Jennifer S., 1971-
From warfare to welfare.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2003
(OCoLC)607042901
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer S Light
ISBN: 080187422X 9780801874222
OCLC Number: 51924188
Description: x, 287 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Planning for the atomic age : creating a community of experts --
The city as a communication system --
Cybernetics and urban renewal --
Urban intelligence gathering --
Moon-shot management for American cities --
Cable as a Cold War technology --
Wired cities.
Responsibility: Jennifer S. Light.
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Tracing the transfer of innovations from military to city planning and management, Light reveals how a continuing source of inspiration for American city administrators lay in the nation's  Read more...

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An exceptionally useful contribution to the history of American cities, a book that takes seriously and does much to document the historical relationship between militarism and urban geography. -- Read more...

 
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