TOC: Journal of Urban History 45:2 (March 2019)

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The Journal of Urban History is pleased to announce the table of contents for the March 2019 issue.


Journal of Urban History

Volume 45, Number 2/March 2019




Buzz and Pipelines: Knowledge and Decision-Making in a Global Business Services Precinct


Simon Ville and Claire Wright 


Phoenix and the Fight over the Papago-Inner Loop: Race, Class, and the Making of a Suburban Metropolis, 1969-1979


Nicholas Di Taranto 


Junkies and Jim Crow: The Boggs Act of 1951 and the Racial Transformations of the New Orleans Heroin Market, 1947-1960


Amund Talkkaksen 


Power and Identity: The Case of Islamabad


Saboohi Sarshar 


Reconstructing the Jehus: How Telegraph tamed “the Hack Nuisance” in San Francisco


Donald Anderson 


Property Rights, Redevelopment Areas, and Toronto Ratepayer Associations in the 1950s


Paul Hess and Robert Lewis


“A Bigoted, Prejudiced, Hateful Little Area”: The Making of an All-White Suburb in the Deep North


Chad Montrie 

Belonging to the City: Representations of a Colonial Clock Tower in British Hong Kong

Catherine Chan 


“Dominant Decision-Making Authority”: Resident Leadership in St. Louis, Missouri Model Cities Planning


Sarah Siegel

Metropolitan Living: The Los Angeles Parklabrea Apartments

Aaron Cayer 


Review Essays 


Contemplating the Standard-Market Dichotomy: School Reforms, Markets, and Politics

Shanshan Jiang 

Campbell F. Scribner (2016). The Fight for Local Control: Schools, Suburbs, and American Democracy. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, United States. 256 pages, illustrations, hafltones, black & whites, tables, maps, figures, $35 hardcover. 


Edward P. St. John, Victoria J. Milazzo Bigelow, Kim Callahan Lijana, and Joana C. Masse (2015). Left Behind: Urban High Schools and the Failure of Market Reform. Johns Hopkins University Press. 208 pages, figures, tables, notes, references, index, $34.95 hardcover.


American Cities in the Age of Inequality

Chris Rasmussen 

Carolyn Gallaher (2016). The Politics of Staying Put: Condo Conversion and Tenant Right-to-Buy in Washington, D.C. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 265 + x pp., illustrations, appendices, bibliography, index, $34.95 paper.


David Listokin, Dorothea Berkhout, and James W. Hughes (2016). New Brunswick, New Jersey: The Decline and Revitalization of Urban America. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 283 + x pp., illustrations, appendices, notes, bibliography, index, $35.00 cloth.


Michael A. Pagano, ed. (2015). The Return of the Neighborhood as an Urban Strategy. Urbana, IL.: University of Illinois Press, 192 + xiii pp., illustrations, notes, $20.00 paper, $85.00 cloth.

Aaron Shkuda (2016). The Lofts of SoHo: Gentrification, Art, and Industry in New York, 1950-1980. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 295 pp., illustrations, notes, bibliography, index, $45.00 cloth.


Susan M. Wachter and Lei Ding, eds. (2016). Shared Prosperity in America’s Communities. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 274 + vi pp., illustrations, notes, index, $59.95 cloth.


Rachael A. Woldoff, Lisa M. Morrison, and Michael R. Glass (2016). Priced Out: Stuyvesant Town and the Loss of Middle-Class Neighborhoods. New York: New York University Press, 237 + xi pp., notes, bibliography, index, $28.00 paper, $89.00 cloth.


Place or Non-Place: The Relationship Between Cities and Their Airports

Janet Bednarek 


Nicholas Dagen Bloom (2015). The Metropolitan Airport: JFK International and Modern New York. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 233 + x pp., illustrations, notes, index. $39.95 cloth.


Max Hirsh (2016). Airport Urbanism: Infrastructure and Mobility in Asia. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, pp. x, 201, illustrations, notes, index, $87.50 cloth, $25 paper.


Daniel L. Rust (2017). The Aerial Crossroads of America: St. Louis’s Lambert Airport. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 335 p., illustrations, notes, index, $35.00 cloth.


Perspectives on Southeast Asian Urbanism

Johnathan Farris 


Yap Kioe Sheng and Moe Thuzar, eds., Urbanization in Southeast Asia: Issues & Impacts. Singapore: ISEAS Publishing, 2012, pp. xv, 387, bibliography, index, $67.50, paperback.


Bagoes Wiryomartono, Javanese Culture and the Meanings of Locality: Studies on the Arts, Urbanism, Polity, and Society. London: Lexington Books, 2016, pp. xi, 147, bibliography, index, $75, hardcover.


Danielle Labbe, Land Politics and Livelihoods on the Margins of Hanoi, 1920-2010. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2014, pp. xviii, 207, bibliography, index, $29.95, paperback.


Rolling with Meaning: The Perception of the Bicycle Throughout Urban History

Charles Hobbs 

Christopher Armstrong and H.V. Nelles (2010). The Revenge of the Methodist Bicycle Company: Sunday Streetcars and Municipal Reform in Toronto, 1888-1897. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. ix, 214, illustrations, appendices, notes, index, $21.95 paper.


Evan Friss (2015). The Cycling City: Bicycles and Urban America in the 1890s. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 267 + x pp., illustrations, notes, index, $40.00 cloth.


Melody L. Hoffmann (2016). Bike Lanes are White Lanes: Bicycle Advocacy and Urban Planning. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 196 + xii pp., notes, index, bibliography, $40.00 cloth.


Crime in Berlin During the German Empire, the Weimar Republic, and Under Allied Occupation


Richard Bodek 


Sace Elder (2010). Murder Scenes: Normality, Deviance, and Criminal Violence in Weimar

Berlin. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, ix + 366 pp., illustrations, notes, bibliography, index, $80 (cloth).


Todd Herzog (2009). Crime Stories: Criminalistic Fantasy and the Culture of Crisis in Weimar

Germany. New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, viii + 169 pp., illustrations, notes, bibliography, index, $120 (cloth).


Benjamin Carter Hett (2004). Death in the Tiergarten: Murder and Criminal Justice in the

Kaiser's Berlin. Cambridge and London: Harvard University Press, ix + 291 pp., illustrations, notes, bibliography, index, $37 (cloth).


Scott Spector (2016). Violent Sensations: Sex, Crime & Utopia in Vienna and Berlin, 1860

1914. Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 285 pp., illustrations, notes, bibliography, index, $75 (cloth), $25 (paper).


Paul Steege (2007). Black Market, Cold War: Everyday Life in Berlin, 1946-1949. Cambridge and London: Cambridge University Press, xix + 348 pp., illustrations, notes, maps, charts, bibliography, index, $129 (cloth), $57 (paper).


How To Do Urban Sensory History

 Aimee Boutin 

Nicolas Kenny (2014). The Feel of the City: Experiences of Urban Transformation.  Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 300 + xiv pp., illustrations, notes, bibliography, index, $32.95 (cloth). 

Adam Mack (2015). Sensing Chicago: Noisemakers, Strikebreakers, and Muckrakers. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 161 + ix pp., illustrations, notes, bibliography, index, $85.00 (cloth), $25.00 (paper).


The Meaning of Growth: Chinese Urbanization, from the Policy to the Personal

 Daniel Abramson 


LI ZHANG, RICHARD LEGATES and MIN ZHAO, eds., Understanding China's

Urbanization: The Great Demographic, Spatial, Economic, and Social Transformation.

Cheltenham, UK; Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016, pp. vii,

426, bibliography, index, £100.00, hardcover.


FULONG WU. Planning for growth: Urban and Regional Planning in China. New York,

NY: Routledge, 2015, pp. xviii, 230, bibliography, index, £29.99, paperback.


JIE LI. Shanghai Homes: Palimpsests of Private Life. New York: Columbia University

Press, 2015, pp. xvi, 261, bibliography, index, $30.00, paperback.


JOHN OSBURG (2013). Anxious Wealth: Money and Morality Among China's New Rich.

Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2013, pp. xi, 234, bibliography, index, $75.00, hardcover.