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Author Weston, William J., 1960-

Title Between Bohemia and Suburbia : Boburbia in the USA / William J. Weston
Published Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2019
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Series Questioning cities
Questioning cities series
Summary This book identifies a distinctive kind of urban neighborhood that is on the rise throughout the USA, the dense, walkable, mixed-use bourgeois-bohemian suburb or the "boburb." Itlooks at case studies of areas to live in Louisville, Kentucky. Based on scores of interviews with college graduates, backed by survey data and Census figures, it provides a clear, historical account of how these spaces arose. Chapters depict, analyze, and compare the Highlands neighborhood with other Louisville boburbs, contrasting them with the ephemeral bohemian quarters and the many suburban subdivisions. The Highlands are also compared with five other boburbs around the USA. Attention is given to the influence of transportation systems in shaping residential, community, and commercial spaces. Deeper cultural reasons for choosing the boburbs or the suburbs are also explored, including the political "big sort" between liberal and conservative places, and Bourdieu's account of how the distinction between economic and cultural capital shapes how people choose to live where they live. This book will appeal to those interested in the evolution and distinctions among urban neighborhoods. It is ideal for academics and students within urban geography, urban gentrification, cities, and population
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes William J.Weston is Van Winkle Professor of Sociology at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, April 22, 2019)
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Subject Neighborhoods -- United States
Suburbs -- United States
Neighborhoods.
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban.
Suburbs.
United States.
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