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Lively Cities: Reconfiguring Urban Ecology Lively Cities Reconfiguring Urban Ecology Maan Barua 2023 Spring
A journey through unexplored spaces that foreground new ways of inhabiting the urban
White Burgers, Black Cash: Fast Food from Black Exclusion to Exploitation White Burgers, Black Cash Fast Food from Black Exclusion to Exploitation Naa Oyo A. Kwate 2023 Spring
The long and pernicious relationship between fast food restaurants and the African American community
Betting on Macau: Casino Capitalism and China’s Consumer Revolution Betting on Macau Casino Capitalism and China’s Consumer Revolution Tim Simpson 2023 Spring
A comprehensive look into how Macau’s recent decades of gambling-related growth produced one of the wealthiest territories on the planet
Earth, Ice, Bone, Blood: Permafrost and Extinction in the Russian Arctic Earth, Ice, Bone, Blood Permafrost and Extinction in the Russian Arctic Charlotte Wrigley 2023 Spring
Exploring one of the greatest potential contributors to climate change—thawing permafrost—and the anxiety of extinction on an increasingly hostile planet
Castoffs of Capital: Work and Love among Garment Workers in Bangladesh Castoffs of Capital Work and Love among Garment Workers in Bangladesh Lamia Karim 2022 Fall
Dispelling stereotypes about garment workers in the global apparel industry
The Common Camp: Architecture of Power and Resistance in Israel–Palestine The Common Camp Architecture of Power and Resistance in Israel–Palestine Irit Katz 2022 Spring
Seeing the camp as a persistent political instrument in Israel–Palestine and beyond
Showroom City: Real Estate and Resistance in the Furniture Capital of the World Showroom City Real Estate and Resistance in the Furniture Capital of the World John Joe Schlichtman 2022 Spring
A unique and engaging account of local urban decision-making within the globalizing world
Plant Life: The Entangled Politics of Afforestation Plant Life The Entangled Politics of Afforestation Rosetta S. Elkin 2022 Spring
How afforestation reveals the often-concealed politics between humans and plants
Justice at Work: The Rise of Economic and Racial Justice Coalitions in Cities Justice at Work The Rise of Economic and Racial Justice Coalitions in Cities Marc Doussard and Greg Schrock 2022 Spring
A pathbreaking look at how progressive policy change for economic justice has swept U.S. cities
On the Rural: Economy, Sociology, Geography On the Rural Economy, Sociology, Geography Henri Lefebvre Stuart Elden and Adam David Morton, Editors 2022 Spring
A collection of previously untranslated writings by Henri Lefebvre on rural sociology, situating his research in relation to wider Marxist work
Accumulation: The Art, Architecture, and Media of Climate Change Accumulation The Art, Architecture, and Media of Climate Change Nick Axel, Nikolaus Hirsch, Daniel A. Barber and Anton Vidokle, Editors 2022 Spring
Examines how images of accumulation help open up the climate to political mobilization
Spent behind the Wheel: Drivers' Labor in the Uber Economy Spent behind the Wheel Drivers' Labor in the Uber Economy Julietta Hua and Kasturi Ray 2021 Fall
Exploring professional passenger driving and the gig economy through feminist theories of labor
Building on Borrowed Time: Rising Seas and Failing Infrastructure in Semarang Building on Borrowed Time Rising Seas and Failing Infrastructure in Semarang Lukas Ley 2021 Fall
A timely ethnography of how Indonesia’s coastal dwellers inhabit the “chronic present” of a slow-motion natural disaster
Settler Colonial City: Racism and Inequity in Postwar Minneapolis Settler Colonial City Racism and Inequity in Postwar Minneapolis David Hugill 2021 Fall
Revealing the enduring link between settler colonization and the making of modern Minneapolis
Practicing Cooperation: Mutual Aid beyond Capitalism Practicing Cooperation Mutual Aid beyond Capitalism Andrew Zitcer 2021 Fall
A powerful new understanding of cooperation as an antidote to alienation and inequality
Savage Mind to Savage Machine: Racial Science and Twentieth-Century Design Savage Mind to Savage Machine Racial Science and Twentieth-Century Design Ginger Nolan 2020 Fall
An examination of how concepts of “the savage” facilitated technological approaches to modernist design
The End of the Village: Planning the Urbanization of Rural China The End of the Village Planning the Urbanization of Rural China Nick R. Smith 2021 Spring
How China’s expansive new era of urbanization threatens to undermine the foundations of rural life
The Global Shelter Imaginary: IKEA Humanitarianism and Rightless Relief The Global Shelter Imaginary IKEA Humanitarianism and Rightless Relief Daniel Bertrand Monk and Andrew Herscher 2021 Fall
Examines how the humanitarian order advances a message of moral triumph and care while abandoning the dispossessed
Fleeting Monuments for the Wall of Respect Fleeting Monuments for the Wall of Respect Romi Crawford, Editor 2021 Spring
A collaboration of artists and writers commemorates a powerful symbol for social justice and freedom on Chicago’s South Side
The Migrant’s Paradox: Street Livelihoods and Marginal Citizenship in Britain The Migrant’s Paradox Street Livelihoods and Marginal Citizenship in Britain Suzanne M. Hall 2021 Spring
Connects global migration with urban marginalization, exploring how “race” maps onto place across the globe, state, and street
The Radical Bookstore: Counterspace for Social Movements The Radical Bookstore Counterspace for Social Movements Kimberley Kinder 2021 Spring
Examines how radical bookstores and similar spaces serve as launching pads for social movements
Design, Control, Predict: Logistical Governance in the Smart City Design, Control, Predict Logistical Governance in the Smart City Aaron Shapiro 2020 Fall
An in-depth look at life in the “smart” city
Grounded: Perpetual Flight . . . and Then the Pandemic Grounded Perpetual Flight . . . and Then the Pandemic Christopher Schaberg 2021 Spring
As commercial flight is changing dramatically and its future remains unclear, a look at how we got here
Chasing World-Class Urbanism: Global Policy versus Everyday Survival in Buenos Aires Chasing World-Class Urbanism Global Policy versus Everyday Survival in Buenos Aires Jacob Lederman 2020 Fall
Questions increasingly dominant urban planning orthodoxies and whether they truly serve everyday city dwellers
Digitize and Punish: Racial Criminalization in the Digital Age Digitize and Punish Racial Criminalization in the Digital Age Brian Jefferson 2020 Spring
Tracing the rise of digital computing in policing and punishment and its harmful impact on criminalized communities of color
Urbanism without Guarantees: The Everyday Life of a Gentrifying West Side Neighborhood Urbanism without Guarantees The Everyday Life of a Gentrifying West Side Neighborhood Christian M. Anderson 2020 Spring
A unique more-than-capitalist take on urban dynamics
The Responsive Environment: Design, Aesthetics, and the Human in the 1970s The Responsive Environment Design, Aesthetics, and the Human in the 1970s Larry D. Busbea 2019 Fall
How new conceptions of human–environment interaction became central to design theories and practices in the 1970s
Cyclescapes of the Unequal City: Bicycle Infrastructure and Uneven Development Cyclescapes of the Unequal City Bicycle Infrastructure and Uneven Development John G. Stehlin 2019 Spring
A critical look at the political economy of urban bicycle infrastructure in the United States
Everyday Equalities: Making Multicultures in Settler Colonial Cities Everyday Equalities Making Multicultures in Settler Colonial Cities Ruth Fincher, Kurt Iveson, Helga Leitner and Valerie Preston 2019 Fall
A timely new look at coexisting without assimilating in multicultural cities
Toward a Living Architecture?: Complexism and Biology in Generative Design Toward a Living Architecture? Complexism and Biology in Generative Design Christina Cogdell 2018 Fall
A bold and unprecedented look at a cutting-edge movement in architecture