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The Resource Derelict paradise : homelessness and urban development in Cleveland, Ohio, Daniel R. Kerr

Derelict paradise : homelessness and urban development in Cleveland, Ohio, Daniel R. Kerr

Label
Derelict paradise : homelessness and urban development in Cleveland, Ohio
Title
Derelict paradise
Title remainder
homelessness and urban development in Cleveland, Ohio
Statement of responsibility
Daniel R. Kerr
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Seeking answers to the question, "Who benefits from homelessness?" this book takes the reader on a sweeping tour of Cleveland's history from the late nineteenth century through the early twenty-first. Daniel Kerr shows that homelessness has deep roots in the shifting ground of urban labor markets, social policy, downtown development, the criminal justice system, and corporate power. Rather than being attributable to the illnesses and inadequacies of the unhoused themselves, it is a product of both structural and political dynamics shaping the city
  • Kerr locates the origins of today's shelter system in the era that followed the massive railroad rebellions of 1877. From that period through the Great Depression, business and political leaders sought to transform downtown Cleveland to their own advantage. As they focused on bringing business travelers and tourists to the city and beckoned upper-income residents to return to its center, they demolished two downtown working-class neighborhoods and institutionalized a shelter system to contain and control the unhoused and unemployed. The precedents from this period informed the strategies of the post-World War II urban renewal era as the "new urbanism" of the late twentieth century
  • The efforts of the city's elites have not gone uncontested. Kerr documents a rich history of opposition by people at the margins whose organized resistance and everyday survival strategies have undermined the grand plans crafted by the powerful and transformed the institutions designed to constrain the lives of the homeless
  • "A tightly argued, effectively researched, and well-written book. Kerr successfully brings the voices of the unhoused and unemployed into his story at every turn, making a convincing case for their role in altering, if rarely determining, policy."--Mark E. Santow, coauthor of Social Security and the Middle Class Squeeze
  • "One of the most robust portraits available of homelessness both as an institutional-spatial condition and as a human experience that changes over time."--Joseph Heathcott, coeditor of Beyond the Ruins: The Meanings of Deindustrialization --Book Jacket
Cataloging source
CN8ML
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1970-
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Kerr, Daniel R.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Corporate power
  • Shelters for the homeless
  • City planning
  • Homeless persons
  • Cleveland (Ohio)
  • HISTORY
  • City planning
  • Corporate power
  • Homeless persons
  • Shelters for the homeless
  • Social policy
  • Ohio
Label
Derelict paradise : homelessness and urban development in Cleveland, Ohio, Daniel R. Kerr
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Publication
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OldControl:muse9781613760277
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Employment sharks and spying organizations -- A city with a smile -- The nation's housing laboratory -- Businessmen gone berserk -- The urban renewal doldrums -- A bombing run -- Open penitentiaries
Control code
ocn794700483
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 295 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613760277
Lccn
2010044607
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794700483
Label
Derelict paradise : homelessness and urban development in Cleveland, Ohio, Daniel R. Kerr
Publication
Note
OldControl:muse9781613760277
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Employment sharks and spying organizations -- A city with a smile -- The nation's housing laboratory -- Businessmen gone berserk -- The urban renewal doldrums -- A bombing run -- Open penitentiaries
Control code
ocn794700483
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 295 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613760277
Lccn
2010044607
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794700483

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