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Book List (published 2019-2020)

This area of the Cyberhood includes books that may be of interest to scholars, students, and practitioners working in communities of color and poor central city neighborhoods. New books published in the current calendar year and forthcoming books are featured on this link. 


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Featured Books


Anacker,K.B, Nguyen, M.T., Varady, D.P. (2019) The Routledge Handbook of Housing Policy and Planning 1st Edition Edited. New York: Routledge


Christens, B.D. (2019). Community Power and Empowerment  New York: Oxford University Press.

Cordes, V.F. (2020). New York in Cinematic Imagination: The Agitated City. London and New York: Routledge. 
Damore, D.F., Lang, R.E. and Danielsen, K.A. (2020). Blue Metros, Red States: The Shifting Urban-Rural Divide in America's Swing States Washington, DC: Brookings Institution. 
Epstein, K.K. and Stringer, B. (2020) Changing Academia Forever Black Student Leaders Analyze the Movement They Led. Sterling, VA: Meyers Education Press.
Galster, G.C. (2019). Making Our Neighborhoods, Making Our Selves Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Hackworth, J. (2019). Manufacturing Decline How Racism and the Conservative Movement Crush the American Rust Belt New York: Columbia University Press.

Krause, J. and DeSena, J.M. (2020). Gentrification around the World, Volume I. New York: Palgrave.
Kwate, N.O.A. (2019). Burgers in Blackface: Anti-Black Restaurants Then and Now Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
Orozco, M., Morales, A., Pisani, M.J. and Porras, J.I. (2020). ADVANCING U.S. LATINO ENTREPRENEURSHIP A New National Economic Imperative, West Lafayette: Purdue University Press.
Pasotti, E. (2020). Resisting Redevelopment Protest in Aspiring Global Cities, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Phillips, R., Treven, E. and Kraeger, P. (2020). Research Handbook on Community Development. New York: Edwaed Elger.
Wills, J. and Lake, R.W. eds, (2020). The power of pragmatism Knowledge production and social inquiry. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
Zukin, S. (2020). The Innovation Complex: Cities, Tech, and the New Economy. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
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