Voices of Decline: The Postwar Fate of US Cities

3.25 avg rating
( 8 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780415932370: Voices of Decline: The Postwar Fate of US Cities
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

[FOR HISTORY CATALOGS]Drawing on the pronouncements of public commentators, this book portrays the 20th century history of U.S. cities, focusing specifically on how commentators crafted a discourse of urban decline and prosperity peculiar to the post-World War II era. The efforts of these commentators spoke to the foundational ambivalence Americans have toward their cities and, in turn, shaped the choices Americans made as they created and negotiated the country's changing urban landscape. [FOR GEOG/URBAN CATALOGS]Freely crossing disciplinary boundaries, this book uses the words of those who witnessed the cities' distress to portray the postwar discourse on urban decline in the United States. Up-dated and substantially re-written in stronger historical terms, this new edition explores how public debates about the fate of cities drew from and contributed to the choices made by households, investors, and governments as they created and negotiated America's changing urban landscape.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Robert Beauregard is Professor and Director of the Graduate Program in Public and Urban Policy at the Milano School of Management and Urban Policy, New School University. He is the author of numerous articles and books.

Review:

"Beauregard recovers an intellectual history of the city that has been overlooked by historians and planners. Yet one cannot understand the postwar exhaustion of urban policy without knowing this history of American public discourse about cities. With care and authority, he shows how traditional American unease with cities was transformed after World War II into a powerful narrative of decline that made the hollowing-out of urban life seem 'natural, ' inevitable. Anyone interested in the past and future of American cities must read this book."
-Thomas Bender, New York University, and author of "The Unfinished City and "New York Intellect
""Voices of Decline digs under layers of conventional urban wisdom to reveal the roots and consequences of how we think about city life. Masterfully recreating and analyzing the often melodramatic public conversation about cities over the last half century, Robert Beauregard makes the whole range of urban discourse come alive with meaning and a rich historical resonance. In this admirably revised edition, he has not only updated an invaluable work on the American city, he has made it even more incisive, powerful, and useful."
-Carlo Rotella, Boston College, and author of "Good With Their Hands: Boxers, Bluesmen, and Other Characters From the Rust Belt

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Beauregard, Robert A, and Beauregard Robe
Published by Routledge (2002)
ISBN 10: 0415932378 ISBN 13: 9780415932370
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The First Edition
(Delaware, OH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: New. First edition. 2nd Rev ed. New. No dust jacket as issued. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 320 p. Audience: General/trade. Seller Inventory # 790769

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 85.07
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Beauregard,Robert A.
Published by Routledge
ISBN 10: 0415932378 ISBN 13: 9780415932370
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Hardcover - 320pp - This title is now printed on demand - please allow an added 2-3 weeks for shipment! A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 1997997

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 146.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Robert A. Beauregard
Published by Routledge (2002)
ISBN 10: 0415932378 ISBN 13: 9780415932370
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: New. 2. Seller Inventory # DADAX0415932378

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 147.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Robert A. Beauregard
Published by Routledge (2002)
ISBN 10: 0415932378 ISBN 13: 9780415932370
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2002. HRD. Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days.THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IP-9780415932370

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 159.59
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Beauregard, Robert A.
Published by Routledge (2016)
ISBN 10: 0415932378 ISBN 13: 9780415932370
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Seller Inventory # ria9780415932370_lsuk

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 171.63
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.40
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Robert A. Beauregard
Published by Routledge (2002)
ISBN 10: 0415932378 ISBN 13: 9780415932370
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2002. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our US warehouse in 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND.Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IP-9780415932370

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 167.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.60
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

BEAUREGARD, ROBERT A.
Published by Routledge (2018)
ISBN 10: 0415932378 ISBN 13: 9780415932370
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2018. Hardback. Condition: NEW. 9780415932370 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Print on Demand title, produced to the highest standard, and there would be a delay in dispatch of around 10 working days. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Seller Inventory # HTANDREE0239344

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 174.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.17
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Beauregard, Robert A. (Author)
Published by Routledge (2002)
ISBN 10: 0415932378 ISBN 13: 9780415932370
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. 2nd edition. 304 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.75 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __0415932378

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 186.76
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.39
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Beauregard, Robert A.
Published by Routledge
ISBN 10: 0415932378 ISBN 13: 9780415932370
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ohmsoft LLC
(Lake Forest, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge. Condition: New. Hardcover. Worldwide shipping. FREE fast shipping inside USA (express 2-3 day delivery also available). Tracking service included. Ships from United States of America. Seller Inventory # 0415932378

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 199.60
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Robert A. Beauregard
Published by Taylor Francis Ltd, United States (2002)
ISBN 10: 0415932378 ISBN 13: 9780415932370
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor Francis Ltd, United States, 2002. Hardback. Condition: New. 2nd Revised edition. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. [FOR HISTORY CATALOGS]Drawing on the pronouncements of public commentators, this book portrays the 20th century history of U.S. cities, focusing specifically on how commentators crafted a discourse of urban decline and prosperity peculiar to the post-World War II era. The efforts of these commentators spoke to the foundational ambivalence Americans have toward their cities and, in turn, shaped the choices Americans made as they created and negotiated the country s changing urban landscape. [FOR GEOG/URBAN CATALOGS]Freely crossing disciplinary boundaries, this book uses the words of those who witnessed the cities distress to portray the postwar discourse on urban decline in the United States. Up-dated and substantially re-written in stronger historical terms, this new edition explores how public debates about the fate of cities drew from and contributed to the choices made by households, investors, and governments as they created and negotiated America s changing urban landscape. Seller Inventory # APC9780415932370

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 200.67
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book