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

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
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."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Graff, Harvey J.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • City and town life
  • City planning
  • Dallas (Tex.)
  • Dallas (Tex.)
  • Dallas (Tex.)
  • Dallas (Tex.)
Label
The Dallas myth : the making and unmaking of an American city, Harvey J. Graff
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Preface: Finding Myself in Dallas
  • Pt. I.
  • Searching for Dallas
  • 1.
  • Locating the City: Three Icons and Images of "Big D".
  • p. 3
  • 2.
  • Constructing a City with No Limits.
  • p. 45
  • 3.
  • Revising Dallas's Histories.
  • p. 85
  • Pt. II.
  • Understanding Dallas
  • 4.
  • Dallas Way.
  • p. 125
  • 5.
  • Tales of Two Cities, North and South, in White, Black, and Brown.
  • p. 161
  • 6.
  • Mimetic and Monumental Development: Memories Lost and Images Found.
  • p. 195
  • 7.
  • City at the Crossroads: Dallas at the Tipping Point.
  • p. 233
  • App. A.
  • Dallas's Historical Development.
  • p. 271
  • App. B.
  • Chronology of Dallas History.
  • p. 277
  • Notes.
  • p. 301
  • Index.
  • p. 359
Control code
2008003684
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 388 p.
Isbn
9780816652693
Lccn
2008003684
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The Dallas myth : the making and unmaking of an American city, Harvey J. Graff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Preface: Finding Myself in Dallas
  • Pt. I.
  • Searching for Dallas
  • 1.
  • Locating the City: Three Icons and Images of "Big D".
  • p. 3
  • 2.
  • Constructing a City with No Limits.
  • p. 45
  • 3.
  • Revising Dallas's Histories.
  • p. 85
  • Pt. II.
  • Understanding Dallas
  • 4.
  • Dallas Way.
  • p. 125
  • 5.
  • Tales of Two Cities, North and South, in White, Black, and Brown.
  • p. 161
  • 6.
  • Mimetic and Monumental Development: Memories Lost and Images Found.
  • p. 195
  • 7.
  • City at the Crossroads: Dallas at the Tipping Point.
  • p. 233
  • App. A.
  • Dallas's Historical Development.
  • p. 271
  • App. B.
  • Chronology of Dallas History.
  • p. 277
  • Notes.
  • p. 301
  • Index.
  • p. 359
Control code
2008003684
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 388 p.
Isbn
9780816652693
Lccn
2008003684
Other physical details
ill.

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