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Author Arena, John.

Title Driven from New Orleans : How Nonprofits Betray Public Housing and Promote Privatization
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2012
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Contents Cover; Contents; Abbreviations; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Nonprofits and the Revanchist Agenda; 1. Confronting the New Boss: Struggles for Home and Community in the Postsegregation Era, 1965-1985; 2. Undoing the Black Urban Regime: Resistance to Displacement and Elite Divisions, 1986-1988; 3. Neoliberalism and Nonprofits: Selling Privatization at St. Thomas, 1989-1995; 4. No Hope in HOPE VI: Dismantling Public Housing from the Nation to the Neighborhood; 5. When Things Fall Apart: From the Dreams of St. Thomas to the Nightmare of River Gardens, 1996-2002
6. Whose City Is It? Hurricane Katrina and the Struggle for New Orleans's Public Housing, 2003-20087. Managing Contradictions: The Coalition to Stop the Demolitions; Conclusion: Lessons from New Orleans; Notes; 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 In the early 1980s the tenant leaders of the New Orleans St. Thomas public housing development and their activist allies were militant, uncompromising defenders of the city's public housing communities. Yet ten years later these same leaders became actively involved in a planning effort to privatize and downsize their community-an effort that would drastically reduce the number of affordable apartments. What happened? John Arena-a longtime community and labor activist in New Orleans-explores this drastic change in Driven from New Orleans, exposing the social disaster visited on the city's bla
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Nonprofit organizations -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
Privatization -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
Public housing -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0816682003
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