January 1, 2012 - admin

Volume 38, Issue 1: The 21st Century Urban Landscape: Plus ça change

In his account of the turbulent decade of the 1960s, in which New York City dealt with endemic corruption, racism and economic distress, English begins by telling us “(u)ntold thousands, perhaps millions, have fallen prey to the perils of municipal dysfunction, to the growing pains of a city forced to adjust to violent demographic shifts, internal hostilities, wrenching social changes…(2011: xi).” It is a description that those of us who lived through that decade in that city would find neither unfamiliar nor surprising…

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