The City and the Grassroots: A Cross-Cultural Theory of Urban Social Movements

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University of California Press, 1983 - Social Science - 450 pages
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Contents

Introduction
3
The Comunidades de Castilla 152022
15
The Historical Production of Urban Meaning
67
The Rise and Fall of the Grands Ensembles
75
Val dYerres
86
From Urban Trade Unionism to Urban Movements
94
San Francisco The Social Basis of Urban Quality
99
The
138
A Social Profile of Madrids Citizen Movement
224
Selected Case Studies
242
The Transformation of City Culture and Politics by the Citizen
258
City Class Power and Social Movements
264
In Search of a Theory
291
The Process of Urban Social Change
301
The New Historical Relationship between Space and Society
311
The Social Significance of Contemporary Urban Movements
327

The Richness of Diversity the Poverty of Pluralism
170
The Social Dimensions of Marginality
179
The Structural Causes of Urban Marginality
185
The Social Making of the Dependent City
209
Introduction
215
The Theory of the Good City and A Good Theory of
335
Endnotes
396
Bibliography
424
Index
443
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Manuel Castells is Professor of Planning at the University of California, Berkeley, and Professor of Sociology and Director of the Institute of Sociology at the University of Madrid.

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