Philadelphia: Neighborhoods, Division, and Conflict in a Post-Industrial City (Comparative American Cities)

Philadelphia: Neighborhoods, Division, and Conflict in a Post-Industrial City (Comparative American Cities)

By: David Elesh (author), David Bartelt (author), Carolyn Teich Adams (author), Carolyn Adams (author), Ira Goldstein (author)Hardback

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The city's history told on its own terms


List of Tables and Figures Preface Series Preface 1. The Legacy of the Industrial City Population and Settlement Patterns Machine Politics in the Industrial Era The Transition to Postindustrialism Declining Economic Opportunity and Racial Conflict The Central Argument of the Book 2. Economic Erosion and the Growth of Inequality The National Context Philadelphia's Special Vulnerability to National Trends The Changing Distribution of Jobs in the Postindustrial Economy The Changing Earnings Profile Who Gains? Who Loses? Workforce Participation Family Wage Earners Conclusion 3. Housing and Neighborhoods Housing in Philadelphia: An Overview Housing Conditions at the End of World War II Postwar Reorganization The Decline of the City: Despair and Exodus, 1955-1975 The Paradox of Revitalization and Decay, 1975-1985 Race and the Regional Housing Market Housing the City Conclusion and Prospects 4. Philadelphia's Redevelopment Process Continuous Redevelopment Why Redevelop? Trends in Redevelopment Two Case Studies The Political Economy of Redevelopment The Outcomes: Who Pays? Who Benefits? Conclusions 5. Race, Class, and Philadelphia Politics The Dissolution of the Ruling Postwar Coalition Why the Fragmentation? The Business Community and Philadelphia Politics Populism and Minority Politics Conclusion 6. The Prospects for City-Suburban Accommodation Barriers to Political Cooperation Opportunities for Regional Cooperation Transportation Port Facilities Solid Waste How Realistic Are the Prospects for Regionalism? 7. Alternative Scenarios for Philadelphia's Future Appendix A: The Index of Dissimilarity Appendix B: Economic Transition: Further Data Appendix C: Income Differentials by Race Notes Index

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  • ISBN13: 9780877228424
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9780877228424
  • weight: 476
  • ISBN10: 0877228426

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