By Benjamin Looker
Looker investigates the cultural, social, and political complexities of the assumption of “neighborhood” in postwar the USA and the way americans grappled with monstrous adjustments of their city areas from global warfare II to the Reagan period. within the face of city decline, competing visions of town neighborhood’s importance and function grew to become proxies for broader debates over the that means and boundaries of yankee democracy. by way of learning the best way those contests spread out throughout a startling number of genres—Broadway indicates, radio performs, city ethnographies, actual property files, or even children’s programming—Looker exhibits that the local excellent has functioned as a valuable symbolic web site for advancing and debating theories approximately American nationwide identification and democratic practice.
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A Nation of Neighborhoods: Imagining Cities, Communities, and Democracy in Postwar America (Historical Studies of Urban America) by Benjamin Looker