Camden After the Fall

Author: Howard Gillette

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812219685

Category: History

Page: 356

View: 1945


What prevents cities whose economies have been devastated by the flight of human and monetary capital from returning to self-sufficiency? Looking at the cumulative effects of urban decline in the classic post-industrial city of Camden, New Jersey, historian Howard Gillette, Jr., probes the interaction of politics, economic restructuring, and racial bias to evaluate contemporary efforts at revitalization. In a sweeping analysis, Gillette identifies a number of related factors to explain this phenomenon, including the corrosive effects of concentrated poverty, environmental injustice, and a political bias that favors suburban amenity over urban reconstruction. Challenging popular perceptions that poor people are responsible for the untenable living conditions in which they find themselves, Gillette reveals how the effects of political decisions made over the past half century have combined with structural inequities to sustain and prolong a city's impoverishment. Even the most admirable efforts to rebuild neighborhoods through community development and the reinvention of downtowns as tourist destinations are inadequate solutions, Gillette argues. He maintains that only a concerted regional planning response—in which a city and suburbs cooperate—is capable of achieving true revitalization. Though such a response is mandated in Camden as part of an unprecedented state intervention, its success is still not assured, given the legacy of outside antagonism to the city and its residents. Deeply researched and forcefully argued, Camden After the Fall chronicles the history of the post-industrial American city and points toward a sustained urban revitalization strategy for the twenty-first century.

After the Fall

Author: Noemi Marin

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433100550

Category: Political Science

Page: 188

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Noemi Marin analyzes famous writers from the area as critical intellectuals and exiles in order to explore the role of rhetoric and identity in writers' own experiences during the long history of communism. Along with examinations of discursive relationships among power, culture and resistance in works by George Konrad, Andrei Codrescu, and Siavenka Drakulic before and after the fall of communism, Marin proposes specific dimensions for a rhetoric of exile pertinent to communist Eastern and Central Europe. After the Fall shows how critical works on identity, culture, and communist history by the writers studied aid in reconstituting a rhetoric of dissidence, identity, and legitimation in the public discourse of a changing Europe. The book offers a unique perspective on the complex contexts of political transition, in which competing public discourse on freedom and democracy intersect with totalitarian regimes, unsettled societies, and issues of resistance.

After the Fall of the Wall

Author: Martin Diewald,Anne Goedicke,Karl Mayer

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804779456

Category: History

Page: 408

View: 4265


The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 was the beginning of one of the most interesting natural experiments in recent history. The East German transition from a Communist state to part of the Federal Republic of Germany abruptly created a new social order as old institutions were abolished and new counterparts imported. This unique situation provides an exceptional opportunity to examine the central tenets of life course sociology. The empirical chapters of this book draw a comprehensive picture of life course transformation, demonstrating how the combination of life course dynamics coupled with an extraordinary pace of system change affect individual lives. How much turbulence was created by the transition and how much stability was preserved? How did the qualifications and resources acquired before 1989 influence the fortunes in the restructured economy? How did the privatization and reorganization of firms impact individuals? Did the transformation experiences differ by age/cohort and gender? How stable were social networks at work and in the family? Were personality characteristics important mediators of post-1989 success or failure or were they rather changed by them? How specific were the East German life trajectories in comparison with Poland and West-Germany?

After the Fall

Author: Suzanne Loftus,Bruce Bagley,Dina Moulioukova,Hanna S. Kassab

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1498586627

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

View: 9479


This edited volume examines whether the unexpected decline in the price of oil had a positive or negative impact on the world economy. Bringing in academics, business-leaders and policy-makers from around the globe, authors shed light on the changing international political economy after the fall.

After the Fall

Author: Craig DeMartino

Publisher: Kregel Publications

ISBN: 0825488117

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 206

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Craig DeMartino never thought this would happen to him. He was 100 feet up a cliff in Rocky Mountain National Park when—with one step—his 13 years of rock climbing experience and 15 pounds of gear plummeted with him to the ground. Expert climbers say that if you fall 10 feet you have a 10% chance of dying, a 20% chance at 20 feet, 30% at 30, and so on. Craig fell 100 feet. By basic calculation, Craig should not be alive today. But he is. For anyone who has been knocked down or run over by life, After the Fall not only offers an engaging read but also provides a clear message of hope: sometimes the greatest gift we can receive isn’t just healing, but the power to endure.

After the Fall

Author: Thomas J. Laub

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199539324

Category: History

Page: 330

View: 1938


A study of the internal conflicts between the German military government, the SS, and the Foreign Office during the occupation of France, showing how these battles developed and what they implied for the direction of German policy in occupied France from 1940 to 1944.

After the Fall

Author: Ben Rhodes

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1526642034

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 4016


THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR 'A dystopian odyssey through the dark authoritarian landscape of the modern world' The Times To be born American in the late twentieth century was to take the fact of a particular kind of American exceptionalism as granted – a state of nature arrived at after all else had failed. In the span of just thirty years, this assumption would come crashing down. After the fall, we must determine what it means to be American again. In 2017, as Ben Rhodes was helping Barack Obama begin his next chapter, the legacy they worked to build for eight years was being taken apart. To understand what was happening in America, Rhodes decided to look outwards. Over the next three years, he travelled to dozens of countries, meeting with politicians, activists, and dissidents confronting the same nationalism and authoritarianism that was tearing America apart. Along the way, a Russian opposition leader he spends time with is poisoned, the Hong Kong protesters he comes to know see their movement snuffed out, and America itself reaches the precipice of losing democracy before giving itself a second chance. After the Fall is a hugely ambitious and essential work of discovery. Throughout, Rhodes comes to realize how much America's fingerprints are on a world it helped to shape: through the excesses of the post-Cold War embrace of unbridled capitalism, post-9/11 nationalism and militarism, mania for technology and social media, and the racism that shaped the backlash to the Obama presidency. At the same time, he learns from a diverse set of characters – from Obama to rebels to a rising generation of leaders – how looking squarely at where America has gone wrong only makes it more essential to fight for what America is supposed to be – for itself, and for the entire world.

After the Fall

Author: George N. Katsiaficas

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415930243

Category: Political Science

Page: 235

View: 8465


Did the U.S. really "win" the Cold War? Is the fall of Communism only a temporary setback for Marxism, or has the freemarket prevailed, once and for all? In this work, the last ten years are examined by the most important Marxist scholars and journalists.

After the Fall

Author: Donald Hilliard

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN: 076849835X

Category: Psychology

Page: 187

View: 1712


No matter ones social sphere, whether it is cultural, familial, political or economical, everyone has experienced personal shame in one shape, form, or fashion. It is true. Both in our public vocations and private relationships, we have experienced disrepute, despair, depression, disease or dysfunction. Quite frankly, we hide our shame. We hide the personal failures that afflict our conscious. However, while these life experiences often blindside us they should not determine our final lot in life. There is a way back from shame! If we can tap into the Word of God and the multiplicity of life illustrations that it offers we can overcome our shameful circumstances and walk in the newness of life that God desires for each and every one of us.

After the Fall

Author: Arthur Miller

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474225683

Category: Drama

Page: 224

View: 3059


This Student Edition of After the Fall is perfect for students of literature and drama and offers an unrivalled and comprehensive guide to Miller's play. It features an extensive introduction by Brenda Murphy which includes a chronology of Miller's life and times, a summary of the plot and commentary on the characters, themes, language, context and production history of the play. Together with over twenty questions for further study and detailed notes on words and phrases from the text, this is the definitive edition of the play. After the Fall (1964) is embedded in historical events that were bound up with Arthur Miller's personal life. It is an intensely personal psychological study of its protagonist Quentin and a moral and philosophical commentary on the Holocaust, McCarthyism, and the career and death of Marilyn Monroe. The play marks the full realisation of Miller's modernist experimentation in trying to create a form that dramatises both human consciousness or subjectivity and its interrelationship with social and familial dynamics. A drama that takes place in the mind and thoughts of its protagonist, where memories are overshadowed by the Holocaust, the play is a moving study of human consciousness, morality and how we should live our lives once we have come to the realisation that we exist 'after the Fall'.