The Invention of a Place, the History of an Idea


Author: Mitchell Duneier

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9780374536770

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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A five-hundred-year story of exclusion and containment, from the first Jewish ghetto to the present On March 29, 1516, the city council of Venice issued a decree forcing Jews to live in a closed quarter, il geto—named for the copper foundry that once occupied the area. The term stuck, and soon began its long and consequential history. In this sweeping account, Mitchell Duneier traces the idea of the ghetto from its beginnings in the sixteenth century and its revival by the Nazis to the present day. We meet pioneering black thinkers such as Horace Cayton, a graduate student whose work on the South Side of Chicago established a new paradigm for thinking about Northern racism and black poverty in the 1940s. We learn how the psychologist Kenneth Clark subsequently linked the slum conditions in Harlem with black powerlessness in the civil rights era, and we follow the controversy over Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s report on the black family. We see how the sociologist William Julius Wilson refocused the debate on urban America as the country retreated from racially specific remedies, and how the education reformer Geoffrey Canada sought to transform the lives of inner-city children in the ghetto. By expertly resurrecting the history of the ghetto from Venice to the present, Duneier’s Ghetto provides a remarkable new understanding of an age-old concept. He concludes that if we are to understand today’s ghettos, the Jewish and black ghettos of the past should not be forgotten.



Author: N.A

Publisher: Trolley Limited


Category: Photography

Page: 513

View: 4308

Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin visited 12 communities. Spending a month in each, they photographed people and asked the same questions: Who is in power here? Where do you go to be alone, to make love, to be with friends? What are your hopes and dreams?. This is a collection of their results.

Making the Second Ghetto

Race and Housing in Chicago 1940-1960


Author: Arnold R. Hirsch

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226342468

Category: Social Science

Page: 382

View: 3477

In Making the Second Ghetto, Arnold Hirsch argues that in the post-depression years Chicago was a "pioneer in developing concepts and devices" for housing segregation. Hirsch shows that the legal framework for the national urban renewal effort was forged in the heat generated by the racial struggles waged on Chicago's South Side. His chronicle of the strategies used by ethnic, political, and business interests in reaction to the great migration of southern blacks in the 1940s describes how the violent reaction of an emergent "white" population combined with public policy to segregate the city. "In this excellent, intricate, and meticulously researched study, Hirsch exposes the social engineering of the post-war ghetto."—Roma Barnes, Journal of American Studies "According to Arnold Hirsch, Chicago's postwar housing projects were a colossal exercise in moral deception. . . . [An] excellent study of public policy gone astray."—Ron Grossman, Chicago Tribune "An informative and provocative account of critical aspects of the process in [Chicago]. . . . A good and useful book."—Zane Miller, Reviews in American History "A valuable and important book."—Allan Spear, Journal of American History

Brownsville, Brooklyn

Blacks, Jews, and the Changing Face of the Ghetto


Author: Wendell E. Pritchett

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226684475

Category: History

Page: 333

View: 7225

From its founding in the late 1800s through the 1950s, Brownsville, a section of eastern Brooklyn, was a white, predominantly Jewish, working-class neighborhood. The famous New York district nurtured the aspirations of thousands of upwardly mobile Americans while the infamous gangsters of Murder, Incorporated controlled its streets. But during the 1960s, Brownsville was stigmatized as a black and Latino ghetto, a neighborhood with one of the city's highest crime rates. Home to the largest concentration of public housing units in the city, Brownsville came to be viewed as emblematic of urban decline. And yet, at the same time, the neighborhood still supported a wide variety of grass-roots movements for social change. The story of these two different, but in many ways similar, Brownsvilles is compellingly told in this probing new work. Focusing on the interaction of Brownsville residents with New York's political and institutional elites, Wendell Pritchett shows how the profound economic and social changes of post-World War II America affected the area. He covers a number of pivotal episodes in Brownsville's history as well: the rise and fall of interracial organizations, the struggles to deal with deteriorating housing, and the battles over local schools that culminated in the famous 1968 Teachers Strike. Far from just a cautionary tale of failed policies and institutional neglect, the story of Brownsville's transformation, he finds, is one of mutual struggle and frustrated cooperation among whites, blacks, and Latinos. Ultimately, Brownsville, Brooklyn reminds us how working-class neighborhoods have played, and continue to play, a central role in American history. It is a story that needs to be read by all those concerned with the many challenges facing America's cities today.

Holocaust City

The Making of a Jewish Ghetto


Author: Tim Cole

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415929691

Category: Social Science

Page: 303

View: 683

Drawing from the ideas of critical geography and based on extensive archival research, Cole brilliantly reconstructs the formation of the Jewish ghetto during the Holocaust, focusing primarily on the ghetto in Budapest, Hungary--one of the largest created during the war, but rarely examined. Cole maps the city illustrating how spaces--cafes, theaters, bars, bathhouses--became divided in two. Throughout the book, Cole discusses how the creation of this Jewish ghetto, just like the others being built across occupied Europe, tells us a great deal about the nature of Nazism, what life was like under Nazi-occupation, and the role the ghetto actually played in the Final Solution.

The Venetian Ghetto


Author: N.A

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications


Category: Architecture

Page: 176

View: 5337

The creation of the Venetian Ghetto - A tour of the Ghetto - Ghetto Nuova - Scuola Grande Tedesca - Scuola Canton - Scuola Italiana - Ghetto Vecchio - Scuola Grande Spagnola - Scuola Levantina - Ghetto Nuovissimo - Cemetery of S. Nicolo del Lido - Scuole - Jews in Venice - Renaissance.

Ghetto in Flames

The Struggle and Destruction of the Jews in Vilna in the Holocaust


Author: Yitzhak Arad

Publisher: KTAV Publishing House, Inc.


Category: History

Page: 500

View: 3920

Describes the struggles of the Jewish population of Vilna to survive and resist their persecution by the Nazis during World War II

How East New York Became a Ghetto


Author: Walter Thabit

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814784364

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 3099

In response to the riots of the mid-‘60s, Walter Thabit was hired to work with the community of East New York to develop a plan for low- and moderate-income public housing. In the years that followed, he experienced first-hand the forces that had engineered East New York’s dramatic decline and that continued to work against its successful revitalization. How East New York Became a Ghetto describes the shift of East New York from a working-class immigrant neighborhood to a largely black and Puerto Rican neighborhood and shows how the resulting racially biased policies caused the deterioration of this once flourishing area. A clear-sighted, unflinching look at one ghetto community, How East New York Became a Ghetto provides insights and observations on the histories and fates of ghettos throughout the United States.

Ghetto at the Center of the World

Chungking Mansions, Hong Kong


Author: Gordon Mathews

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226510204

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 241

View: 1248

There is nowhere else in the world quite like Chungking Mansions, a dilapidated seventeen-story commercial and residential structure in the heart of Hong Kong’s tourist district. A remarkably motley group of people call the building home; Pakistani phone stall operators, Chinese guesthouse workers, Nepalese heroin addicts, Indonesian sex workers, and traders and asylum seekers from all over Asia and Africa live and work there—even backpacking tourists rent rooms. In short, it is possibly the most globalized spot on the planet. But as Ghetto at the Center of the World shows us, a trip to Chungking Mansions reveals a far less glamorous side of globalization. A world away from the gleaming headquarters of multinational corporations, Chungking Mansions is emblematic of the way globalization actually works for most of the world’s people. Gordon Mathews’s intimate portrayal of the building’s polyethnic residents lays bare their intricate connections to the international circulation of goods, money, and ideas. We come to understand the day-to-day realities of globalization through the stories of entrepreneurs from Africa carting cell phones in their luggage to sell back home and temporary workers from South Asia struggling to earn money to bring to their families. And we see that this so-called ghetto—which inspires fear in many of Hong Kong’s other residents, despite its low crime rate—is not a place of darkness and desperation but a beacon of hope. Gordon Mathews’s compendium of riveting stories enthralls and instructs in equal measure, making Ghetto at the Center of the World not just a fascinating tour of a singular place but also a peek into the future of life on our shrinking planet.

Dark Ghetto

Dilemmas of Social Power


Author: Kenneth B. Clark

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 9780819562265

Category: Social Science

Page: 251

View: 2551

Describes how the ghetto separates Blacks not only from white people, but also from opportunities and resources.

Out of the Ghetto

The Social Background of Jewish Emancipation, 1770-1870


Author: Jacob Katz

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815605324

Category: History

Page: 271

View: 8592

From both Jewish and non-Jewish viewpoints, this study presents the developing interrelationship between Jews and their Gentile environment from 1770 to 1870. It covers the upheaval of the French Revolution, the loosening of bonds between church and state, and the ideas of the Enlightenment.

Ghetto Cowboy


Author: G. Neri

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763654493

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 3164

When Cole’s mom dumps him in the mean streets of Philadelphia to live with the dad he’s never met, the last thing Cole expects to see is a horse, let alone a stable full of them. He may not know much about cowboys, but what he knows for sure is that cowboys aren’t black, and they don’t live in the inner city. But in his dad’s ’hood, horses are a way of life, and soon Cole’s days of skipping school and getting in trouble in Detroit have been replaced by shoveling muck and trying not to get stomped on. At first, all Cole can think about is how to ditch these ghetto cowboys and get home. But when the City threatens to shut down the stables— and take away the horse Cole has come to think of as his own— he knows that it’s time to step up and fight back. Inspired by the little-known urban riders of Philly and Brooklyn, this compelling tale of latter -day cowboy justice champions a world where your friends always have your back, especially when the chips are down.

The Ghetto


Author: Louis Wirth

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412836999

Category: Social Science

Page: 306

View: 5886

The Ghetto traces back to the medieval era the Jewish immigrant colonies that have virtually disappeared from our modern cities--to be replaced by other ghettoes. Analytical as well as historical, Wirth's book lays bare the rich inner life hidden behind the drab exterior of the ghetto. The book describes the significant physical, social, and psychic influences of ghetto life upon the Jews. Wirth demonstrates that the economic life of the modern Jew still reflects the impress of the social isolation of ghetto life; at first self-imposed, later formalized, and finally imposed by others through a variety of extralegal mechanisms.

A Beautiful Ghetto


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781608467594

Category: Photography

Page: 120

View: 6729

Allen asks us to see beyond the the violence and poverty that all too often defines the "ghetto."

The Garden and the Ghetto


Author: Jeff Deel

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449733131

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 156

View: 1310

When God created man, He did so with the intention that man would live in perfect harmony with his Creator and with the rest of natural creation; however, man’s disobedience fractured the relationship and opened the door for pain, heartache, disaster, and even death to enter the world. God’s original intention has not changed—He still desires that His children enjoy the fullness of all He has to offer. The Garden and the Ghetto is a collection of stories that illustrate the continued effects of obedience and disobedience, as well as essays that teach us how to return to a garden existence with the One who made us. Just as disobedience pushed mankind out of the perfect environment Father created for him, obedience is the key to once again living in a spiritual place where the abundance of His blessings are real every day. The stories are based on the lives of men and women with whom we have shared victories and defeats at City of Refuge through the years. Some have decided to live in a pattern of “long obedience” and continue to thrive. Some are still in the process of deciding which way to go, and others chose their own way. The results of the decisions made by Russell, Roxy, Shawn, Vanessa, Harold, Greg, and Dennis are representative of all of humanity. Some choose to rely on the words and pictures of God; others choose to believe they can make their own way. The results speak for themselves

The Medici State and the Ghetto of Florence

The Construction of an Early Modern Jewish Community


Author: Stefanie Beth Siegmund

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804750783

Category: History

Page: 624

View: 5564

This book explores the decision of Grand Duke Cosimo I de' Medici to create a ghetto in Florence, and explains how a Jewish community developed out of that forced population transfer.

Cities and Race

America's New Black Ghetto


Author: David Wilson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134246307

Category: Science

Page: 192

View: 5030

This fascinating book examines the 1990s rise of a new black ghetto in rust belt America, 'the global ghetto'. It uses the emergent perspective of 'racial economy' to delineate a fundamental proposition; historically neglected and marginalized black ghettos, in a 1990s era of societal boom and bust, have become more impoverished, more stigmatized, and functionally ambiguous as areas. As these ghettos grow in size and become more stigmatized entities in contemporary society, our understanding of them in relation to evolving cities and society has not kept pace. This book looks to the heart of this misunderstanding, to find out how race and political economy in cities dynamically connect in new ways ('racial economy') to deepen deprivation in these areas. This book is an essential read for students of geography, urban studies and sociology.

Lodz Ghetto

Inside a Community Under Siege


Author: Alan Adelson,Robert Lapides

Publisher: Jewish Heritage Project Incorporated

ISBN: 9780966044010

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 526

View: 4617

Offers a powerful testimonial to the everyday horrors and the enduring human spirit present in Lodz Ghetto

The New American Ghetto


Author: Camilo J. Vergara

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780813523316

Category: Social Science

Page: 235

View: 4595

This book talks about urban areas and the environment, showing the transformation of particular sites over time.