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By Benjamin Looker

Despite the pundits who've written its epitaph and the latter-day refugees who've fled its confines for the half-acre suburban property, town local has persisted as an idea crucial to American tradition. In A kingdom of Neighborhoods, Benjamin Looker provides us with town local as either an unending challenge and a possibility.

Looker investigates the cultural, social, and political complexities of the assumption of “neighborhood” in postwar the USA and the way americans grappled with great adjustments of their city areas from international battle II to the Reagan period. within the face of city decline, competing visions of town neighborhood’s importance and function turned proxies for broader debates over the that means and boundaries of yankee democracy. by way of learning the best way those contests opened up throughout a startling number of genres—Broadway indicates, radio performs, city ethnographies, actual property records, or even children’s programming—Looker exhibits that the local perfect has functioned as a crucial symbolic web site for advancing and debating theories approximately American nationwide identification and democratic practice.

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