The New Chicago: A Social and Cultural Analysis

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John Patrick Koval
Temple University Press, 2006 - Political Science - 353 pages
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For generations, visitors, journalists, and social scientists alike have asserted that Chicago is the quintessentially American city. Indeed, the introduction toThe New Chicagoreminds us that "to know America, you must know Chicago." The authors boldly announce the demise of the city of broad shoulders and the transformation of its physical, social, cultural, and economic institutions into a new Chicago. In this wide-ranging book, twenty scholars, journalists, and activists, relying on data from the 2000 census and many years of direct experience with the city, identify five converging forces in American urbanization which are reshaping this storied metropolis. The twenty-six essays included here analyze Chicago by way of globalization and its impact on the contemporary city; economic restructuring; the evolution of machine-style politics into managerial politics; physical transformations of the central city and its suburbs; and race relations in a multicultural era. In elaborating on the effects of these broad forces, contributors detail the role of eight significant racial, ethnic, and immigrant communities in shaping the character of the new Chicago and present ten case studies of innovative governmental, grassroots, and civic action.
Multi-faceted and authoritative,The New Chicagooffers an important and unique portrait of an emergent and new 'Windy City'.
  

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Contents

An Overview and Point of View
3
Converging Forces
17
Globalization and the Remaking of Chicago
19
Economic Restructuring Chicagos Precarious Balance
32
Chicagos New Politics of Growth
44
The Physical Transformation of Metropolitan Chicago Chicagos Central Area
56
The Emergent Suburban Landscape
77
Race Relations Chicago Style Past Present and Future
82
Immigrants at Work
197
Contested Reinvention and Civic Agency Ten Case Studies
211
The Rebirth of Bronzeville Contested Space and Contrasting Visions
213
Devon Avenue A World Market
221
The Affordable Housing Crisis in the Chicago Region
231
Back to Its Roots The Industrial Areas Foundation and United Power for Action and Justice
239
Chicago School Reform Advancing the Global City Agenda
248
Police and the Globalizing City Innovation and Contested Reinvention
259

The Immigrant Presence
95
Chicago The Immigrant Capital of the Heartland
97
Latinos of the New Chicago
105
New Chicago Polonia Urban and Suburban
115
Asian Indians in Chicago
128
ReVisioning Filipino American Communities Evolving Identities Issues and Organizations
141
The Korean Presence in Chicago
154
Chicagos Chinese Americans From Chinatown and Beyond
168
Immigrants from the Arab World
182
Transforming Public Housing
269
Regionalism in a Historically Divided Metropolis
277
Coalition Politics at Americas Premier Transportation Hub
286
Urban Beautification The Construction of a New Identity in Chicago
295
Learning from Chicago
305
References
319
About the Contributors
341
Index
343
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