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From warfare to welfare : defense intellectuals and urban problems in Cold War America, Jennifer S. Light

Label
From warfare to welfare : defense intellectuals and urban problems in Cold War America
Title
From warfare to welfare
Title remainder
defense intellectuals and urban problems in Cold War America
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer S. Light
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Jennifer S. Light argues that the technologies and values of the cold war fundamentally shaped the history of postwar urban America. From Warfare to Welfare examines how American intellectuals, city leaders, and the federal government chose to attack problems in the nation's cities by borrowing techniques and technologies first designed for military engagement with foreign enemies. Facing threats like urban chaos, blight, and unrest, urban problem solvers adapted the expertise of defense professionals. Light traces the transfer of innovations from military to city planning and management. She thereby reveals how a continuing source of inspiration for American city administrators lay in the nation's preparations for war."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Light, Jennifer S.
Dewey number
307.76/0973/0904
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HT123
LC item number
.L45 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Urban policy
  • Federal-city relations
  • Technology and state
  • National security
  • United States
Label
From warfare to welfare : defense intellectuals and urban problems in Cold War America, Jennifer S. Light
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [239]-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Planning for the atomic age : creating a community of experts -- The city as a communication system -- Cybernetics and urban renewal -- Urban intelligence gathering -- Moon-shot management for American cities -- Cable as a Cold War technology -- Wired cities
Control code
51924188
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 287 pages
Isbn
9780801874222
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003006229
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
From warfare to welfare : defense intellectuals and urban problems in Cold War America, Jennifer S. Light
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [239]-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Planning for the atomic age : creating a community of experts -- The city as a communication system -- Cybernetics and urban renewal -- Urban intelligence gathering -- Moon-shot management for American cities -- Cable as a Cold War technology -- Wired cities
Control code
51924188
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 287 pages
Isbn
9780801874222
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003006229
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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