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The dying city : postwar New York and the ideology of fear

Brian Tochterman author.


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  • Title:
    The dying city : postwar New York and the ideology of fear
  • Author: Brian Tochterman author.
  • Description: Highbrow vs. hard-boiled: literary visions of New York, 1947-1952. E. B. White's cosmopolis ; Mickey Spillane's necropolis -- Cancer and death: New York narratives in planning theory, 1953-1961. The case for municipal surgery ; On planning necropolis -- Intellectuals interrogate necropolis, 1961-1967. Farewell to the universal city ; Untangling the pathologies of ungovernability -- Detour to Fun City: cultural responses to the death of New York, 1967-1985. Fear City on film ; The lure of decay.
    "As a sense of crisis rose in American cities during 1960s and 1970s, a period defined by suburban growth and deindustrialization, no city was viewed in its death throes more than New York. Feeding this narrative of the dying city was a wide range of representations in film, literature, and the popular press--representations that ironically would not have been produced if not for a city full of productive possibilities as well as challenges"--
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : The University of North Carolina Press
  • Format: 1 online resource (278 pages).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-4696-3307-8;ISBN 1-4696-3308-6
  • Subjects: Fear -- Social aspects -- New York (State) -- New York; New York (N.Y.) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century; New York (N.Y.) -- In literature; New York (N.Y.) -- In motion pictures; New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 1951-; New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 1898-1951; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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