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Building Suburbia by Dolores Hayden

Building Suburbia

Building Suburbia by Dolores Hayden
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Nov 09, 2004 | 336 Pages
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Praise

Praise for Dolores Hayden’s Building Suburbia

“An engaging and richly illustrated account [that] makes a landmark contribution to this literature.” The Nation

“Important. . . . Inviting and lucid. . . . [Hayden] shows us that it was not inevitable that our space turned out quite this way.” Newsweek

“Provocative. . . . Well worth reading.” Detroit Free Press

“A rich and rewarding book with new and original material and surprising insights. . . . Beautiful and accessible writing . . . fascinating historical narratives. . . . Unlike most commentators, Hayden goes beyond analysis to propose solutions. . . . A welcome and significant addition.” Constructs

“A lively and informative overview of the American mania for suburban living. . . . Fascinating.” Audubon Naturalist News

“A fascinating book, as well as an important one.” Tulsa World

Table Of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments

Part One THE AMERICAN METROPOLITAN LANDSCAPE

One: The Shapes of Suburbia
Two: The Suburban City

Part Two HISTORIC PATTERNS IN THE LANDSCAPE

Three: Borderlands
Four: Picturesque Enclaves
Five: Streetcar Buildouts
Six: Mail-Order and Self-Built Suburbs
Seven: Sitcom Suburbs
Eight: Edge Nodes
Nine: Rural Fringes

Part Three THE NEXT SUBURBS

Ten: Nostalgia and Futurism
Eleven: The Importance of Older Suburbs

Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index

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