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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Communities Lost and Found

Eric Avila.

in The Folklore of the Freeway

May 2014; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory of Architecture. 10427 words.

Chapter Three considers the role of historical memory in politics of fighting freeways. While some communities successfully blocked highway construction by insisting upon the historical...

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Messy Urbanism and Space for Community Engagement in China

Daniel Benjamin Abramson.

in Messy Urbanism

September 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory of Architecture. 8369 words.

In China, political leaders, professional planners and designers, and the public at large typically view the modernization of cities as a matter of ordering them. Many outside observers,...

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“Nobody but a Bunch of Mothers”

Eric Avila.

in The Folklore of the Freeway

May 2014; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory of Architecture. 11885 words.

Chapter Two explores the gendered politics of fighting freeways. In more established communities, white women—Jane Jacobs and her ilk–played a prominent role organizing community opposition...

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Taking Back the Freeway

Eric Avila.

in The Folklore of the Freeway

May 2014; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory of Architecture. 9427 words.

Chapter Five explores how communities impacted by highway construction integrate the freeway into its local context. Considering a variety of cultural practices in disparate urban...

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City as Campus: University Space in the Global City

Sharon Haar.

in The City as Campus

January 2011; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory of Architecture. 10124 words.

This chapter discusses the efforts to restructure and revitalize the university landscape within a large-scale network of cities, especially when serving within the implications of global...

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The Folklore of the Freeway

Eric Avila.

May 2014; p ublished online August 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Theory of Architecture. 248 pages.

The Folklore of the Freeway provides an alternative history of highway construction in urban America, emphasizing the cultural politics of fighting freeways in the inner city. Using the...

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Introduction

Eric Avila.

in The Folklore of the Freeway

May 2014; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory of Architecture. 5520 words.

The Introduction lays out the scope and aims of the book, situating this study within the scholarly literature. It defines the terms of the debate, emphasizing why existing histories of...

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The Master’s Plan

Eric Avila.

in The Folklore of the Freeway

May 2014; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory of Architecture. 11736 words.

Chapter One provides an historical overview of urban America during the age of the Interstate, exploring the disparate impact of urban highway construction upon the diverse neighborhoods of...

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A Matter of Perspective

Eric Avila.

in The Folklore of the Freeway

May 2014; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory of Architecture. 9925 words.

Chapter Four explores the history of the freeway revolt through visual culture. It analyzes the image of the freeway in the history of American art since the age of the Interstate,...

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Conclusion

Sharon Haar.

in The City as Campus

January 2011; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory of Architecture. 5472 words.

This concluding chapter speculates on the trends and future of twenty-first-century higher education and urban campus development, following the scars left behind by postwar urban renewal....

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Teens and Violence

Sharon Irish.

in Suzanne Lacy

March 2010; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory of Architecture. 7692 words.

This chapter discusses Lacy's art projects performed among collaborative networks in the troubled communities of Oakland, California and Medellín, Colombia, with the express purpose of...

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Modern City, Modern Campus: Institutional Expansion and Urban Renewal in the Postwar Era

Sharon Haar.

in The City as Campus

January 2011; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory of Architecture. 7165 words.

This chapter discusses the urban transformation in the wake of World War II, wherein urban and national leaders call for the participation of universities in urban renewal projects. Postwar...

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“Model of the Modern Urban University”: The New Spatial Form of the Chicago Circle Campus

Sharon Haar.

in The City as Campus

January 2011; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory of Architecture. 9895 words.

This chapter details the various architectural considerations and nuances behind the construction of the urban campus of the time—the University of Illinois at Chicago Circle (UICC), so...

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Suzanne Lacy

Sharon Irish.

March 2010; p ublished online August 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Theory of Architecture. 288 pages.

Often controversial and sometimes even shocking to audiences, the work of California-based artist Suzanne Lacy has challenged viewers and participants with personal accounts of traumatic...

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Concrete Jungle or Geocultural Cipher? Reading Lineage into the Perils and Prospects of Metro Manila

José Edgardo A. Gomez.

in Messy Urbanism

September 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory of Architecture. 7862 words.

With a daytime population breaching the 12 million mark, Metropolitan Manila, capital region of the Philippines, presents itself as a sketch of urban anarchy to the casual observer. Despite...

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The Chicago of Jane Addams and Ernest Burgess

Daphne Spain.

in The City, Revisited

January 2011; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory of Architecture. 4201 words.

Jane Addams was one of Chicago’s most prominent citizens and the most famous American woman of the Progressive Era. University of Chicago sociologists Ernest Burgess and Robert Park...

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