By Benny Carlson Stefanie Chambers, Somalis in the Twin Cities and Columbus. (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2017). On November 6, 2016, two days before the U.S. presidential election, Donald Trump branded the Somali community in Minnesota “a disaster”. On February 18, 2017, he pointed to Sweden as a failed immigrant country. These statements make it… Continue reading Book Review Preview: Somalis in the Twin Cities and Columbus
By Jeanette Eckert As Editor-in-Chief Igor Vojnovic wrote on the blog last month, 2017 is an exciting year for the Journal of Urban Affairs. A new publisher, new cover art, several planned special issues, and more issues per year are among the changes, and we're getting great feedback already. But don't just take my word… Continue reading The Reviews are Coming in on the New JUA!
By Dennis E. Gale Sylvie Tissot. Good Neighbors. (London and New York: Verso, 2015) A study of Boston’s South End, Good Neighbors examines the once-declining neighborhood’s revitalization from the 1960s to 2010. Tissot’s ethnographic approach yields a multi-layered account of her interviews and observations of South End residents, as well as insights gleaned from print… Continue reading Book Review Preview: Good Neighbors