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Author Fennell, Catherine, 1976- author

Title Last project standing : civics and sympathy in post-welfare Chicago / Catherine Fennell
Published Minneapolis, MN : University of Minnesota Press, [2015]
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Series A quadrant book
Quadrant book.
Contents Cover; Contents; Introduction; 1. Across Damen; Part I. Sympathy; "Toward a Better Life"; 2. The Many Harms of Staying Here; 3. Project Heat and Sensory Politics; Part II. Civics; Radio Rumors; 4. Experiments in Vulnerability; 5. The City, the Grassroots, the Poverty Pimps; Part III. Publics; Resurrections; 6. The Museum of Resilience; Epilogue: Raising Sympathetic Publics; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Summary This study of Chicago's urban planning over the past two decades has three aims. The first is to understand how and with what effect a built environment in flux became central within the arguments that public housing residents advanced concerning their protection at a post-welfare moment. The book's second aim is to examine how feelings of interpersonal and collective obligation emerged, expanded, and were cut short in the wake of public housing. Finally, this study aims to understand the terms on which residents of Chicago's public housing might be included within a city that has, over the past two decades, seen the demolition of residents' homes and a marked decline in the city's African American population
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-293) and index
Subject Public housing -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 20th century.
Public housing -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 21st century.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1452949719 (electronic bk.)
9781452949710 (electronic bk.)