Book , Print in English

Last project standing : civics and sympathy in post-welfare Chicago

Catherine Fennell.
  • Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2015]
  • Copyright Notice: ©2015
  • 307 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
  • Eisenhower B Level
    HD7288.78.U52 C434 2015 c. 1
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  • History.
  • A quadrant book
  • This study of Chicago's urban planning over the past two decades has three aims. The first is to understand how and with what effect a built environment in flux became central within the arguments that public housing residents advanced concerning their protection at a post-welfare moment. The book's second aim is to examine how feelings of interpersonal and collective obligation emerged, expanded, and were cut short in the wake of public housing. Finally, this study aims to understand the terms on which residents of Chicago's public housing might be included within a city that has, over the past two decades, seen the demolition of residents' homes and a marked decline in the city's African American population.
  • Across Damen
  • "Toward a better life"
  • The many harms of staying here
  • Project heat and sensory politics
  • Radio rumors
  • Experiments in vulnerability
  • The city, the grassroots, the poverty pimps
  • Resurrections
  • The museum of resilience
  • Epilogue. Raising sympathetic publics.
Other information
  • "A Quadrant book"--Title page.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-293) and index.
  • 9780816697366
  • 0816697361
  • 9780816697373
  • 081669737X
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2015029535
  • OCLC: 907651178
  • OCLC: 907651178