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Tearing Down the Streets: Adventures in Urban Anarchy (Paperback)
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Tearing Down the Streets: Adventures in Urban Anarchy (Paperback)

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Paperback 282 Pages / Published: 01/10/2002
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From New York to San Francisco, Times Square to the Tenderloin, graffiti artists, young people, radical environmentalists, and the homeless clash with police on city streets in an attempt to take back urban spaces from the developers and 'disneyfiers'. Drawing on more than a decade of first-hand research, this lively account goes inside the worlds of street musicians, homeless punks, militant bicycle activists, high-risk 'BASE jump' parachutists, skateboarders, outlaw radio operators, and hip hop graffiti artists, to explore the day-to-day skirmishes in the struggle over public life and public space.

Publisher: Palgrave USA
ISBN: 9781403960337
Number of pages: 282
Weight: 375 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 19 mm
Edition: 2002 ed.


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Provides an energetic and highly informed look at environmental and political movements to nonviolently 'reclaim the streets' - Publishers Weekly

'Strongly recommended for anyone interested in cities and city life.' - Choice

'...provides and energetic and highly informed look at environmental and political movements to nonviolently 'reclaim the streets.' - Publishers Weekly

'...those who have felt themselves being smothered for the sake of an artificial community will find it difficult not to share his sympathies...' - Booklist

'His firsthand field experience and passion add insight to his discussion of the daily lives of these groups and give his personal accounts excitement and interest.' - Mindy S. Wilson, Contemporary Sociology

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