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The Resource Sprawl, justice, and citizenship : the civic costs of the American way of life, Thad Williamson

Sprawl, justice, and citizenship : the civic costs of the American way of life, Thad Williamson

Label
Sprawl, justice, and citizenship : the civic costs of the American way of life
Title
Sprawl, justice, and citizenship
Title remainder
the civic costs of the American way of life
Statement of responsibility
Thad Williamson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Must the strip mall and the eight-lane highway define 21st century American life?" That is a central question posed by critics of suburban and exurban living in America. Yet despite the ubiquity of the critique, it never sticks--Americans by the scores of millions have willingly moved into sprawling developments over the past few decades. Americans find many of the more substantial criticisms of sprawl easy to ignore because they often come across as snobbish in tone. Yet as Thad Williamson explains, sprawl does create real, measurable social problems. Williamson's work is unique in two important ways. First, while he highlights the deleterious effects of sprawl on civic life in America, he is also evenhanded. He does not dismiss the pastoral, homeowning ideal that is at the root of sprawl, and is sympathetic to the vast numbers of Americans who very clearly prefer it. Secondly, his critique is neither aesthetic nor moralistic in tone, but based on social science. Utilizing a landmark 30,000-person survey, he shows that sprawl fosters civic disengagement, accentuates inequality, and negatively impacts the environment. Sprawl, Justice, and Citizenship will not only be the most comprehensive work in print on the subject, it will be the first to offer a empirically rigorous critique of the most popular form of living in America today."--Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williamson, Thad
Dewey number
307.760973
Index
index present
LC call number
HT384.U5
LC item number
W557 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cities and towns
  • Social justice
  • Citizenship
Label
Sprawl, justice, and citizenship : the civic costs of the American way of life, Thad Williamson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction : sprawl as a moral issue -- Defining, explaining, and measuring sprawl -- Counting costs and benefits : is sprawl efficient? -- Do people like sprawl (and so what if they do?) -- Is sprawl fair? Liberal egalitarianism and sprawl -- Liberal egalitarianism in a cul-de-sac? Sprawl, liberal virtue, and social solidarity -- Sprawl, civic virtue, and the political economy of citizenship -- You can't march on a strip mall : sprawl and civic disengagement -- Sprawl, the environment, and climate change -- Reforming sprawl, and beyond
Control code
423732102
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 404 pages
Isbn
9780195369434
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009026096
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)423732102
Label
Sprawl, justice, and citizenship : the civic costs of the American way of life, Thad Williamson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction : sprawl as a moral issue -- Defining, explaining, and measuring sprawl -- Counting costs and benefits : is sprawl efficient? -- Do people like sprawl (and so what if they do?) -- Is sprawl fair? Liberal egalitarianism and sprawl -- Liberal egalitarianism in a cul-de-sac? Sprawl, liberal virtue, and social solidarity -- Sprawl, civic virtue, and the political economy of citizenship -- You can't march on a strip mall : sprawl and civic disengagement -- Sprawl, the environment, and climate change -- Reforming sprawl, and beyond
Control code
423732102
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 404 pages
Isbn
9780195369434
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009026096
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)423732102

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