Urban Ills: Volume 2
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Urban Ills: Volume 2 : Twenty-first-Century Complexities of Urban Living in Global Contexts

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Urban Ills: Confronting Twenty First Century Dilemmas of Urban Living in Global Contexts brings together original research by a wide array of interdisciplinary scholars to examine contemporary dilemmas impacting urban life in global contexts, following the latest global economic downturn. Focusing extensively on vulnerable populations, economic, social, health and community dynamics are explored as they relate to human adaptation to complex environments.show more

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  • Paperback | 582 pages
  • 149 x 230 x 21mm | 581g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 37 black & white illustrations, 32 tables
  • 073918637X
  • 9780739186374

About Carol Camp Yeakey

Carol Camp Yeakey is founding director of the Interdisciplinary Program in Urban Studies and its Center on Urban Research and Public Policy at Washington University in St. Louis. She also holds faculty appointments as professor of education; of international & area studies; of American culture studies; and of urban studies at Washington University in St. Louis. Vetta Sanders Thompson is associate professor at Washington University in St. Louis where she holds faculty appointments in the George Warren Brown School of Social Work; the Institute of Public Health; and Urban Studies. Anjanette Wells is assistant professor at Washington University in St. Louis' George Warren Brown School of Social Work with faculty appointments in the Institute of Public Health, and Urban Studies.show more

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Hurricane Katrina, mortgage foreclosures, racism, human trafficking, mass transit, HIV AIDS, gentrification, failing schools, and chronic unemployment are used to weave a complex, revealing tapestry that lays bare the ills of contemporary urbanization. We see "Tales of Two Cities"-with the best and worst of times-repeated around the globe in the vast economic, social, and health disparities that separate rich from poor. A thoughtful, revealing study of how context, culture, and history combine to shape life chances in 21st century cities. Urban Ills: Twenty First Century Complexities of Urban Living in Global Contexts is destined to become a classic. -- Walter R. Allen, University of California, Los Angeles, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Educationshow more

Table of contents

Dedication Page Preface Preface for Volume Two Introduction Section Three: Urban Health Chapter Sixteen: 'Place Matters:' Contextualizing Health Using a Social Determinants Model Chapter Seventeen: "Social Dis(ease) of African American Males and health" Chapter Eighteen: "Economic Contractions' Neglected Impact on African Americans' Mental Health" Chapter Nineteen: "Urban Poverty and Cardiovascular Disease Health" Chapter Twenty: "'Coming to America:' Mental Health Needs Among Undocumented Mexican Immigrants" Chapter Twenty -one: "The Intersect of Poverty and Health: Are Race and Class Far Behind?" Chapter Twenty-two: "The Flint (Michigan) Adolescent Study: A Longitudinal Examination of Social Support And Achievement Motivational Beliefs of African American Adolescents" Chapter Twenty-three: "Does Area Regeneration Improve Residents' Health and Well-being? A New Methodological Approach to Measuring the Health Impacts of Area Regeneration in Scotland" Chapter Twenty-four: "The Twenty First Century Gold Coast and Slum" Chapter Twenty-five: "Another Border to Cross: Mexican Immigrant Families and Obstacles to Neighborhood Integration in the Suburbs" Chapter Twenty-six: "The Relationship Between Mass Incidents and Social Inequality in the Social Transformation of China" Chapter Twenty-seven: "Housing and Identity in Postcolonial Portugal" Chapter Twenty-eight: "Exploring the Social Outcome of Brownfield Regeneration in Different types of Deprived Communities: Evidence from Manchester, England" Chapter Twenty-nine: "Disasters as Hyper-Marginalization: Social Abandonment in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans" Chapter Thirty: "Selling Out: The Study of the Transition from Rental Control to Market Rate Housing in New York City" Chapter Thirty-one: "Epilogue: Confronting the Dilemmas of Urban Living in Twenty First Century Global Contexts"show more