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Book review: great American city: Chicago and the enduring neighbourhood effect

Vaughan, Laura (2012) Book review: great American city: Chicago and the enduring neighbourhood effect. LSE Review of Books (15 Dec 2012). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

For over fifty years numerous public intellectuals and social theorists have insisted that community is dead. In Great American City, Robert J. Sampson argues that communities still matter because life is decisively shaped by where you live. To demonstrate the powerfully enduring impact of place, Sampson presents here the fruits of over a decade’s research in Chicago combined with his own personal observations about life in the city, from Cabrini Green to Trump Tower, and Millennium Park to the Robert Taylor Homes. Laura Vaughan feels that Sampson’s work contributes to important debates around the place of the Big Society and neighbourhood inequality.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2012 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: F History United States, Canada, Latin America > F001 United States local history
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2013 12:42
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2019 00:12
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/50742

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