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Book Review Preview: Multicultural Cities

By Carlos Teixeira Mohammad Abdul Qadeer, Multicultural Cities: Toronto, New York, and Los Angeles. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016). Both the United States and Canada are important immigrant-receiving countries. Their long histories of accommodating multiracial and multiethnic populations have led to their inclusion in lists of “countries of immigrants.” Like many other cities in… Continue reading Book Review Preview: Multicultural Cities

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Book Review Preview: The New York Nobody Knows

By Tony Filipovitch William B. Helmreich, The New York Nobody Knows:  Walking 6,000 Miles in the City (Princeton, NJ:  Princeton University Press, 2013). In The New York Nobody Knows Helmreich proposes to evaluate the city sociologically as a whole, and make it come alive. To write this book, he walked all 6,000 miles of streets… Continue reading Book Review Preview: The New York Nobody Knows

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Book Review Preview: Homes Fit for Heroes

By John Walls Lou Rosenburg, Scotland’s Homes Fit for Heroes: Garden City Influences on the Development of Scottish Working Class Housing, 1900-1939 (Edinburgh: The Word Bank and the Scottish Centre for Conservation Studies, 2016) In the aftermath of World War 1 the British Government established a bold programme for 500,000 houses for the returning veterans.… Continue reading Book Review Preview: Homes Fit for Heroes