Making the Mission: Planning and Ethnicity in San Francisco - Historical Studies of Urban America (Hardback)Ocean Howell (author)
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Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 703 g
Dimensions: 234 x 157 x 30 mm
"Howell reminds us what can be gained by zooming in on the map. Making the Mission is, in some ways, a classic neighborhood study, documenting change over time in one of San Francisco's most famous districts. But the book is less a study of the Mission itself and more an examination of its unusual influence over neighborhood (and even citywide) planning. . . . [Howell] succeeds in challenging urban historians to go back to the neighborhood."
-- "Pacific Historical Review"
"San Francisco's Mission district deserves this sophisticated and fascinating history. Howell offers a rare frame for seeing an entire city through the lens of a single neighborhood. Making the Mission remaps the dynamics of power, planning, center and periphery, for U.S. cities in the twentieth century."--William Issel "Alison Isenberg, author of Downtown America: A History of Place and the People Who Made It"
"The book provides an important historical perspective on the exceptional ability of the Mission to meet externally directed development pressures with locally organized resistance. . .Planning historians will draw
valuable insights."--Christopher Agee "Planning Perspectives"
"Using the neighborhood-oriented approach that he champions, Howell has been able to approach the issues of local power, planning, class, and race with a contextual sensitivity that is often missing in more macro studies. This allows him to make important nuanced observations that will force readers to rethink how they approach their subsequent teaching and research. Making the Mission will challenge readers' assumptions about the complex relationships that shape neighborhoods, cities, and metropolitan areas; ethnic and racial relations; urban planning and governmental and citizen involvement in it; and the historical narratives that have come to dominate each of these."--Christopher Agee "Janice L. Reiff, University of California, Los Angeles"
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