Category: Urban Communities

Masters of Craft : Old Jobs in the New Urban Economy

Masters of Craft

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How educated and culturally savvy young people are transforming traditionally…
A New Deal for All? : Race and Class Struggles in Depression-Era Baltimore

A New Deal for All?

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In A New Deal for All? Andor Skotnes examines the…
Dreaming Suburbia : Detroit and the Production of Postwar Space and Culture

Dreaming Suburbia

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Dreaming Suburbia is a cultural and historical interpretation of the…
Matatu : A History of Popular Transportation in Nairobi

Matatu

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Drive the streets of Nairobi and you are sure to…
Yakuza : Japan's Criminal Underworld

Yakuza

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Known for their striking full-body tattoos and severed fingertips, Japan's…
Last Project Standing : Civics and Sympathy in Post-Welfare Chicago

Last Project Standing

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In 1995 a half-vacant public housing project on Chicago's Near…
It's All Good : Again

It's All Good

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A gritty, graphic, and gripping exposé of the underworld and…
The Roman Retail Revolution : The Socio-Economic World of the Taberna

The Roman Retail Revolution

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Tabernae were ubiquitous in all Roman cities, lining the busiest…
Science and the City : The Mechanics Behind the Metropolis

Science and the City

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Cities are a big deal. More people now live in…
Blue Above the Chimneys

Blue Above the Chimneys

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The wild childhood of a Glasgow tenement urchin Born during…
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