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The Dallas myth : the making and unmaking of an American city, Harvey J. Graff

Label
The Dallas myth : the making and unmaking of an American city
Title
The Dallas myth
Title remainder
the making and unmaking of an American city
Statement of responsibility
Harvey J. Graff
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In The Dallas Myth, Harvey J. Graff presents a novel interpretation of a city that has proudly declared its freedom from the past. He scrutinizes the city's origin myth and offers an explicit critique of the reactionary political foundations of modern Dallas: its tolerance for right-wing political violence, the endemic racism and xenophobia, and a planning model that privileges growth and monumental architecture at the expense of the environment and social justice. Revealing the power of myths that have defined the city for so long, Graff presents a new interpretation of Dallas that both deepens our understanding of America's urban landscape and enables its residents to envision a more equitable, humane, and democratic future for all."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F394.D2157
LC item number
G73 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The Dallas myth : the making and unmaking of an American city, Harvey J. Graff
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 301-357) and index
Contents
Searching for Dallas. Locating the city : three icons and images of "Big D" -- Constructing a city with no limits -- Revising Dallas's histories -- Understanding Dallas. The Dallas way -- Tales of two cities, north and south, in white, black, and brown -- Mimetic and monumental development : memories lost and images found -- A city at the crossroads : Dallas at the tipping point -- Appendix A. Dallas's historical development -- Appendix B. Chronology of Dallas history
Control code
191760051
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 388 p.
Isbn
9780816652709
Isbn Type
(pb : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008003684
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. Hardbound with dust jacket.
  • Core title in Resources for College Libraries
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)191760051
Label
The Dallas myth : the making and unmaking of an American city, Harvey J. Graff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 301-357) and index
Contents
Searching for Dallas. Locating the city : three icons and images of "Big D" -- Constructing a city with no limits -- Revising Dallas's histories -- Understanding Dallas. The Dallas way -- Tales of two cities, north and south, in white, black, and brown -- Mimetic and monumental development : memories lost and images found -- A city at the crossroads : Dallas at the tipping point -- Appendix A. Dallas's historical development -- Appendix B. Chronology of Dallas history
Control code
191760051
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 388 p.
Isbn
9780816652709
Isbn Type
(pb : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008003684
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. Hardbound with dust jacket.
  • Core title in Resources for College Libraries
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)191760051

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