The Restless City Reader

The Restless City Reader

The Restless City Reader: A New York City Sourcebook uses primary and secondary sources from a variety of perspectives to illuminate the issues that have affected the city and its people.

Author: Joanne R. Reitano

Publisher:

ISBN: 041580227X

Category: History

Page: 313

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From Peter Stuyvesant to Mayor Bloomberg, New York Cityâe(tm)s history is full of vibrant characters, riveting events, and fascinating controversies that reflect shifting economic, political, social, and cultural currents within New Yorkâe(tm)s long history. The Restless City Reader: A New York City Sourcebook uses primary and secondary sources from a variety of perspectives to illuminate the issues that have affected the city and its people. The Restless City Reader can be used alone or with The Restless City, a short narrative history of New York from colonial times to the present. With a helpful introduction and document head notes, as well as study questions and suggestions for further inquiry, The Restless City Reader is a short, engaging, usable collection of sources for students, professors, and anyone interested in the city âe" its dreams, its challenges, its voices.
Categories: History

The Restless City

The Restless City

The third edition of The Restless City has been updated to include new material on early settler/Native American interactions, and to be more fully inclusive of the outer boroughs of New York.

Author: Joanne Reitano

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134810482

Category: History

Page: 332

View: 159

The Restless City: A Short History of New York from Colonial Times to the Present is a brief, insightful and lively history of the peoples, events and interactions that have formed New York City. Weaving together the shifting currents of economic, political, social, and cultural life, Joanne Reitano shows how New York has acted both as an indicator and a driver of the American experience in its negotiation of evolving urban challenges. The third edition of The Restless City has been updated to include new material on early settler/Native American interactions, and to be more fully inclusive of the outer boroughs of New York. Each chapter features at least two primary sources accompanied by discussion questions for students. Authoritative and comprehensive, The Restless City remains a superior resource for students and scholars interested in the rich history of the nation’s premier urban center.
Categories: History

The Restless City

The Restless City

From the Native Americans and the first Dutch arrivals to the trauma of 9/11, it is all here, the riveting tale of the Big Apple and its people.

Author: Joanne Reitano

Publisher:

ISBN: 0415880149

Category: History

Page: 327

View: 179

"In a book as sweeping and diverse as New York City itself, Joanne Reitano has captured the essence of the nation's most prominent metropolis. From the Native Americans and the first Dutch arrivals to the trauma of 9/11, it is all here, the riveting tale of the Big Apple and its people."-Lewis L. Gould, author of The Most Exclusive Club: A History of the Modern United States Senate --
Categories: History

The Restless City

The Restless City

Restless. City. “This is a remarkable book. ... at LaGuardia Community College, CUNY and author of The Restless City Reader: A New York City Sourcebook.

Author: Joanne Reitano

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136964435

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 816

The Restless City: A Short History of New York from Colonial Times to the Present is a short, lively history of the world’s most exciting and diverse metropolis. It shows how New York’s perpetual struggles for power, wealth, and status exemplify the vigor, creativity, resilience, and influence of the nation’s premier urban center. The updated second edition includes nineteen images and brings the story right up through the mayoral election of 2009. In these pages are the stories of a broad cross-section of people and events that shaped the city, including mayors and moguls, women and workers, and policemen and poets. Joanne Reitano shows how New York has invigorated the American dream by confronting the fundamental economic, political, and social challenges that face every city. Energized by change, enriched by immigrants, and enlivened by provocative leaders, New York City’s restlessness has always been its greatest asset.
Categories: History

The City Reader

The City Reader

... as in the restless pursuit of pleasure , zone , and so on and on until the ... The mobility of city life , with its increase in the The whole effect is ...

Author: Richard T. LeGates

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415271738

Category: Social Science

Page: 520

View: 695

This third edition juxtaposes the very best publications on the city. It reflects the latest thinking on globalization, information technology and urban theory. It is a comprehensive mapping of the terrain of urban studies: old and new.
Categories: Social Science

New York State Peoples Places and Priorities

New York State  Peoples  Places  and Priorities

Clear and accessible, the book features: Primary documents and illustrations in each chapter, encouraging engagement with historical sources and issues Timelines for every chapter, along with lists of recommended reading and websites Themes ...

Author: Joanne Reitano

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136700040

Category: History

Page: 302

View: 515

The state of New York is virtually a nation unto itself. Long one of the most populous states and home of the country’s most dynamic city, New York is geographically strategic, economically prominent, socially diverse, culturally innovative, and politically influential. These characteristics have made New York distinctive in our nation’s history. In New York State: Peoples, Places, and Priorities, Joanne Reitano brings the history of this great state alive for readers. Clear and accessible, the book features: Primary documents and illustrations in each chapter, encouraging engagement with historical sources and issues Timelines for every chapter, along with lists of recommended reading and websites Themes of labor, liberty, lifestyles, land, and leadership running throughout the text Coverage from the colonial period up through the present day, including the Great Recession and Andrew Cuomo’s governorship Highly readable and up-to-date, New York State: Peoples, Places, and Priorities is a vital resource for anyone studying, teaching, or just interested in the history of the Empire State.
Categories: History

New York City

New York City

The Restless City Reader: A New York City Sourcebook. New York: Routledge, 2010. Riis, Jacob August. How the Other Half Lives: Studies among the Tenements ...

Author: Andrew F. Smith

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442227132

Category: Cooking

Page: 260

View: 409

New York City’s first food biography showcases all the vibrancy, innovation, diversity, influence, and taste of this most-celebrated American metropolis. Its cuisine has developed as a lively potluck supper, where discrete culinary traditions have survived, thrived, and interacted. For almost 400 years New York’s culinary influence has been felt in other cities and communities worldwide. New York’s restaurants, such as Delmonico’s, created and sustained haute cuisine in this country. Grocery stores and supermarkets that were launched here became models for national food distribution. More cookbooks have been published in New York than in all other American cities combined. Foreign and “fancy” foods, including hamburgers, pizza, hot dogs, Waldorf salad, and baked Alaska, were introduced to Americans through New York’s colorful street vendors, cooks, and restaurateurs. As Smith shows here, the city’s ever-changing culinary life continues to fascinate and satiate both natives and visitors alike.
Categories: Cooking

The Global Cities Reader

The Global Cities Reader

Indeed , even early uses of the term " world city " by writers such as Patrick Geddes ( 1924 ) and Peter Hall ( 1966 ) likewise expressed this set of ...

Author: Neil Brenner

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415323444

Category: Architecture

Page: 436

View: 577

Since the mid-1990s, research on global cities has exploded throughout the social sciences. It has now become one of the most exciting, if controversial, approaches to the study of urban life today.
Categories: Architecture

The Globalizing Cities Reader

The Globalizing Cities Reader

geographers then generally assumed that the national territory was the primary scale on which rank-size urban hierarchies and city-systems were organized.

Author: Xuefei Ren

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317410461

Category: Social Science

Page: 482

View: 519

The newly revised Globalizing Cities Reader reflects how the geographies of theory have recently shifted away from the western vantage points from which much of the classic work in this field was developed. The expanded volume continues to make available many of the original and foundational works that underpin the research field, while expanding coverage to familiarize students with new theoretical and epistemological positions as well as emerging research foci and horizons. It contains 38 new chapters, including key writings on globalizing cities from leading thinkers such as John Friedmann, Michael Peter Smith, Saskia Sassen, Peter Taylor, Manuel Castells, Anthony King, Jennifer Robinson, Ananya Roy, and Fulong Wu. The new Reader reflects the fact that world and global city studies have evolved in exciting and wide-ranging ways, and the very notion of a distinct "global" class of cities has recently been called into question. The sections examine the foundations of the field and processes of urban restructuring and global city formation. A large number of new entries focus on the emerging urban worlds of Asia, Latin America and Africa, including Beijing, Bogota, Cairo, Cape Town, Delhi, Istanbul, Medellin, Mumbai, Phnom Penh, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, and Shanghai. The book also presents cases off the conventional map of global cities research, such as smaller cities and less known urban regions that are undergoing processes of globalization. The book is a key resource for students and scholars alike who seek an accessible compendium of the intellectual foundations of global urban studies as well as an overview of the emergent patterns of early 21st century urbanization and associated sociopolitical contestation around the world.
Categories: Social Science

Savoring Gotham

Savoring Gotham

Reitano,Joanne R. The Restless City Reader: A New York City Sourcebook. New York: Routledge, 2010. Shorto, Russell. The Island at the Center of the World: ...

Author: Andrew F. Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199397020

Category: Cooking

Page: 760

View: 189

When it comes to food, there has never been another city quite like New York. The Big Apple--a telling nickname--is the city of 50,000 eateries, of fish wriggling in Chinatown baskets, huge pastrami sandwiches on rye, fizzy egg creams, and frosted black and whites. It is home to possibly the densest concentration of ethnic and regional food establishments in the world, from German and Jewish delis to Greek diners, Brazilian steakhouses, Puerto Rican and Dominican bodegas, halal food carts, Irish pubs, Little Italy, and two Koreatowns (Flushing and Manhattan). This is the city where, if you choose to have Thai for dinner, you might also choose exactly which region of Thailand you wish to dine in. Savoring Gotham weaves the full tapestry of the city's rich gastronomy in nearly 570 accessible, informative A-to-Z entries. Written by nearly 180 of the most notable food experts-most of them New Yorkers--Savoring Gotham addresses the food, people, places, and institutions that have made New York cuisine so wildly diverse and immensely appealing. Reach only a little ways back into the city's ever-changing culinary kaleidoscope and discover automats, the precursor to fast food restaurants, where diners in a hurry dropped nickels into slots to unlock their premade meal of choice. Or travel to the nineteenth century, when oysters cost a few cents and were pulled by the bucketful from the Hudson River. Back then the city was one of the major centers of sugar refining, and of brewing, too--48 breweries once existed in Brooklyn alone, accounting for roughly 10% of all the beer brewed in the United States. Travel further back still and learn of the Native Americans who arrived in the area 5,000 years before New York was New York, and who planted the maize, squash, and beans that European and other settlers to the New World embraced centuries later. Savoring Gotham covers New York's culinary history, but also some of the most recognizable restaurants, eateries, and culinary personalities today. And it delves into more esoteric culinary realities, such as urban farming, beekeeping, the Three Martini Lunch and the Power Lunch, and novels, movies, and paintings that memorably depict Gotham's foodscapes. From hot dog stands to haute cuisine, each borough is represented. A foreword by Brooklyn Brewery Brewmaster Garrett Oliver and an extensive bibliography round out this sweeping new collection.
Categories: Cooking

New York State Peoples Places and Priorities

New York State  Peoples  Places  and Priorities

She is the author of The Restless City: A Short History of New York from Colonial Times to the Present, The Restless City Reader and The Tariff Question in ...

Author: Joanne Reitano

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136699979

Category: History

Page: 302

View: 190

The state of New York is virtually a nation unto itself. Long one of the most populous states and home of the country’s most dynamic city, New York is geographically strategic, economically prominent, socially diverse, culturally innovative, and politically influential. These characteristics have made New York distinctive in our nation’s history. In New York State: Peoples, Places, and Priorities, Joanne Reitano brings the history of this great state alive for readers. Clear and accessible, the book features: Primary documents and illustrations in each chapter, encouraging engagement with historical sources and issues Timelines for every chapter, along with lists of recommended reading and websites Themes of labor, liberty, lifestyles, land, and leadership running throughout the text Coverage from the colonial period up through the present day, including the Great Recession and Andrew Cuomo’s governorship Highly readable and up-to-date, New York State: Peoples, Places, and Priorities is a vital resource for anyone studying, teaching, or just interested in the history of the Empire State.
Categories: History

Seeking a City with Foundations

Seeking a City with Foundations

In Restless Cities, edited by Matthew Beaumont and Gregory Dart, 123–137. London: Verso, 2010. ... The Global Cities Reader. London: Routledge, 2006.

Author: David W. Smith

Publisher: Langham Publishing

ISBN: 9781783684984

Category: Religion

Page: 324

View: 216

More than half the people in the world live in cities, including a growing number of megacities with populations exceeding ten million people. This trend means that an understanding of urbanization must be an urgent priority for Christian theology and mission across the globe. This updated edition of Seeking a City with Foundations, with an additional chapter, explores Christian responses to the city, ranging from rejecting the urban as evil, to embracing it as being central to God’s redemptive purposes. Drawing from a wide range of disciplines, including history, social science, urban planning, and the history of art, readers are given a detailed text which confronts the challenges that contemporary urbanization presents to world Christianity. Looking at urbanism as a theme throughout Scripture, culminating with the great vision of the New Jerusalem, David Smith explains that God’s own future is revealed as urban, highlighting the need to identify modern-day idols as we share the gospel in cities and acknowledge the impact of global economic forces. The book also explores the causes of what has been called the divided city and traces the urban theme through the Bible to present an alternative vision of the urban future – a future in which the injustices in ever-growing slums and a crisis of meaning among the privileged might be overcome through the power of the reconciling message of the cross. This timely book proposes a way forward for urban mission, highlighting that transformation of our cities must be the focal point of Christian mission and hope.
Categories: Religion

A Concise History of New York

A Concise History of New York

With a clear and accessible narrative that brings the story of New York up to the present day, A Concise History of New York State is a vital resource for anyone studying or teaching the history of the Empire State.

Author: Joanne Reitano

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415819989

Category: History

Page: 316

View: 999

The state of New York is virtually a nation unto itself. Long one of the most populous states and home of the country's most dynamic city, New York is geographically strategic, economically prominent, socially diverse, culturally innovative, and politically influential. These characteristics have made New York distinctive in our nation's history. In New York State: Peoples, Places, and Priorities, Joanne Reitano brings the history of this great state alive for readers. Clear and accessible, the book features: Primary documents and illustrations in each chapter, encouraging engagement with historical sources and issues Timelines for every chapter, along with lists of recommended reading and websites Themes of labor, liberty, lifestyles, land, and leadership running throughout the text Coverage from the colonial period up through the present day, including the Great Recession and Andrew Cuomo's governorship Highly readable and up-to-date, New York State: Peoples, Places, and Priorities is a vital resource for anyone studying, teaching, or just interested in the history of the Empire State.
Categories: History

City

City

Beaumont, Matthew, and Gregory Dart (eds), Restless Cities (London: Verso, ... Gary, and Sophie Watson (eds), The Blackwell City Reader (Oxford: Blackwell, ...

Author: P.D. Smith

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408801918

Category: History

Page: 383

View: 290

This remarkable history of urban culture worldwide, from the first city builders 7000 years ago, to today's sprawling megacities, using the form of a popular guidebook to get to the heart of what makes cities thrive.
Categories: History

Cities and Urban Cultures

Cities and Urban Cultures

City Images: Perspectives from Literature, Philosophy, and Film. ... in M. Miles, T. Hall and I. Borden (eds) The City Cultures Reader. London: Routledge.

Author: Deborah Stevenson

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335227983

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 754

This is the first book to explore cities and urban life from the perspectives of both sociology and cultural theory. Through an interdisciplinary approach and use of case material, the book demonstrates that the 'real' city of physicality and struggle and the 'imagined' city of representations are entwined in the construction of urban cultures.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Urban Geography Reader

The Urban Geography Reader

Again we recommend The City Reader for a selection of interdisciplinary readings that include Engels, Manuel Castells, Mike Davis, Saskia Sassen, ...

Author: NICK FYFE

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429603860

Category: Science

Page: 424

View: 108

Drawing on a rich diversity of theoretical approaches and analytical strategies, urban geographers have been at the forefront of understanding the global and local processes shaping cities, and of making sense of the urban experiences of a wide variety of social groups. Through their links with those working in the fields of urban policy design, urban geographers have also played an important role in the analysis of the economic and social problems confronting cities. Capturing the diversity of scholarship in the field of urban geography, this reader presents a stimulating selection of articles and excerpts by leading figures. Organized around seven themes, it addresses the changing economic, social, cultural, and technological conditions of contemporary urbanization and the range of personal and public responses. It reflects the academic importance of urban geography in terms of both its theoretical and empirical analysis as well as its applied policy relevance, and features extensive editorial input in the form of general, section and individual extract introductions. Bringing together in one volume 'classic' and contemporary pieces of urban geography, studies undertaken in the developed and developing worlds, and examples of theoretical and applied research, it provides in a convenient, student-friendly format, an unparalleled resource for those studying the complex geographies of urban areas.
Categories: Science

Urban Social Geography

Urban Social Geography

Bridge, G. and Watson, S. (2002) The Blackwell City Reader Blackwell, Oxford Bridge, G. and Watson, S. (2003) A Companion to the City Blackwell, Oxford Fyfe ...

Author: Paul Knox

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317903253

Category: Science

Page: 392

View: 975

The 6th edition of this highly respected text builds upon the successful structure, engaging writing style and clear presentation of previous editions. Examining urban social geography from a theoretical and historical perspective, it also explores how it has developed into the modern day. Taking account of recent critical work, whilst simultaneously presenting well established approaches to the subject, it ensures students are well-informed about all the issues. The result is a topical book that is clear and accessible for students
Categories: Science

Restless Ambition

Restless Ambition

Hartigan, quoted in Carla Waldemar, “Hartigan Is Back in Style,” Twin Cities Reader, [date unknown] 1984, p. 23, Hartigan Papers. Dorsey, “Art in Transition ...

Author: Cathy Curtis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199394524

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 504

View: 760

This first-ever biography of American painter Grace Hartigan traces her rise from virtually self-taught painter to art-world fame, her plunge into obscurity after leaving New York to marry a scientist in Baltimore, and her constant efforts to reinvent her style and subject matter. Along the way, there were multiple affairs, four troubled marriages, a long battle with alcoholism, and a chilly relationship with her only child. Attempting to channel her vague ambitions after an early marriage, Grace struggled to master the basics of drawing in night-school classes. She moved to New York in her early twenties and befriended Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, and other artists who were pioneering Abstract Expressionism. Although praised for the coloristic brio of her abstract paintings, she began working figuratively, a move that was much criticized but ultimately vindicated when the Museum of Modern Art purchased her painting The Persian Jacket in 1953. By the mid-fifties, she freely combined abstract and representational elements. Grace-who signed her paintings "Hartigan"- was a full-fledged member of the "men's club" that was the 1950s art scene. Featured in Time, Newsweek, Life, and Look, she was the only woman in MoMA's groundbreaking 12 Americans exhibition in 1956, and the youngest artist-and again, only woman-in The New American Painting, which toured Europe in 1958-1959. Two years later she moved to Baltimore, where she became legendary for her signature tough-love counsel to her art school students. Grace continued to paint throughout her life, seeking-for better or worse-something truer and fiercer than beauty.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Film and the City

Film and the City

The City Reader. London: Routledge, 1996. Levitin, Jacqueline. “Deepa Mehta as Transnational Filmmaker, or You Can't Go Home Again.” In Beard and White, ...

Author: George Melnyk

Publisher: Athabasca University Press

ISBN: 9781927356593

Category: Social Science

Page: 319

View: 996

Most Canadians are city dwellers, a fact often unacknowledged by twentieth-century Canadian films, with their preference for themes of wilderness survival or rural life. Modernist Canadian films tend to support what film scholar Jim Leach calls “the nationalist-realist project,” a documentary style that emphasizes the exoticism and mythos of the land. Over the past several decades, however, the hegemony of Anglo-centrism has been challenged by francophone and First Nations perspectives and the character of cities altered by a continued influx of immigrants and the development of cities as economic and technological centers. No longer primarily defined through the lens of rural nostalgia, Canadian urban identity is instead polyphonic, diverse, constructed through multiple discourses and mediums, an exchange rather than a strict orientation. Taking on the urban as setting and subject, filmmakers are ideally poised to create and reflect multiple versions of a single city. Examining fourteen Canadian films produced from 1989 to 2007, including Denys Arcand’s Jésus de Montréal (1989), Jean-Claude Lauzon’s Léolo (1992), Mina Shum’s Double Happiness (1994), Clément Virgo’s Rude (1995), and Guy Maddin’s My Winnipeg (2007), Film and the City is the first comprehensive study of Canadian film and “urbanity”—the totality of urban culture and life. Drawing on film and urban studies and building upon issues of identity formation in Canadian studies, Melnyk considers how filmmakers, films, and urban audiences experience, represent, and interpret urban spatiality, visuality, and orality. In this way, Film and the City argues that Canadian narrative film of the postmodern period has aided in articulating a new national identity.
Categories: Social Science

The City Cultures Reader

The City Cultures Reader

Some of the writers I am the purpose of commercial exploitation , including in this category developed their outlooks before 32 In The City Builders ...

Author: Malcolm Miles

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415302455

Category: Social Science

Page: 508

View: 620

From Simmel and Burgess, to Zukin, Fainstein and Soja this title presents classic and contemporary writing on the culture of cities. Themes include: culture and technologies; everyday lives; contesting identity; boundaries and transgressions; utopias and dystopias, and possible urban futures.
Categories: Social Science