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The Resource Naked city : the death and life of authentic urban places, Sharon Zukin

Naked city : the death and life of authentic urban places, Sharon Zukin

Label
Naked city : the death and life of authentic urban places
Title
Naked city
Title remainder
the death and life of authentic urban places
Statement of responsibility
Sharon Zukin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
As cities have gentrified, educated urbanites have come to prize what they regard as "authentic" urban life: aging buildings, art galleries, small boutiques, upscale food markets, neighborhood old-timers, funky ethnic restaurants, and old, family-owned shops. These signify a place's authenticity, in contrast to the bland standardization of the suburbs and exurbs. But as Sharon Zukin shows in Naked City, the rapid and pervasive demand for authenticity--evident in escalating real estate prices, expensive stores, and closely monitored urban streetscapes--has helped drive out the very people who first lent a neighborhood its authentic aura: immigrants, the working class, and artists. Zukin traces this economic and social evolution in six archetypal New York areas--Williamsburg, Harlem, the East Village, Union Square, Red Hook, and the city's community gardens--and travels to both the city's first IKEA store and the World Trade Center site. She shows that for followers of Jane Jacobs, this transformation is a perversion of what was supposed to happen. Indeed, Naked City is a sobering update of Jacobs' legendary 1962 book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zukin, Sharon
Dewey number
307.1/4164097471
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HN80.N5
LC item number
Z85 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • City and town life
  • Urbanization
  • Community development, Urban
  • City planning
  • Authenticity (Philosophy)
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Authenticity (Philosophy)
  • City and town life
  • City planning
  • Community development, Urban
  • Urbanization
  • New York (State)
  • Steden
  • Stadsplanning
  • Authenticiteit
  • New York (stad)
Label
Naked city : the death and life of authentic urban places, Sharon Zukin
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-280) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Origins and new beginnings -- How Brooklyn became cool -- Why Harlem is not a ghetto -- Living local in the East Village -- Union square and the paradox of public space -- A tale of two globals: pupusas and Ikea in Red Hook -- The billboard and the garden: a struggle for roots -- Destination culture and the crisis of authenticity
Control code
705929897
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 294 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199741892
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)705929897
Label
Naked city : the death and life of authentic urban places, Sharon Zukin
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-280) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Origins and new beginnings -- How Brooklyn became cool -- Why Harlem is not a ghetto -- Living local in the East Village -- Union square and the paradox of public space -- A tale of two globals: pupusas and Ikea in Red Hook -- The billboard and the garden: a struggle for roots -- Destination culture and the crisis of authenticity
Control code
705929897
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 294 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199741892
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)705929897

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