The Resource The world is always coming to an end : pulling together and apart in a Chicago neighborhood, Carlo Rotella

The world is always coming to an end : pulling together and apart in a Chicago neighborhood, Carlo Rotella

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The world is always coming to an end : pulling together and apart in a Chicago neighborhood
Title
The world is always coming to an end
Title remainder
pulling together and apart in a Chicago neighborhood
Statement of responsibility
Carlo Rotella
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "A close look at an urban neighborhood in Chicago, South Shore, and the author's own relationship to that neighborhood from living there as a child and studying it as an adult."--Provied by publisher
  • An urban neighborhood remakes itself every day--and unmakes itself, too. Houses and stores and streets define it in one way. But it's also people--the people who make it their home, some eagerly, others grudgingly. A neighborhood can thrive or it can decline, and neighbors move in and move out. Sometimes they stay but withdraw behind fences and burglar alarms. If a neighborhood becomes no longer a place of sociability and street life, but of privacy indoors and fearful distrust outdoors, is it still a neighborhood? In the late 1960s and 1970s Carlo Rotella grew up in Chicago's South Shore neighborhood--a place of neat bungalow blocks and desolate commercial strips, and sharp, sometimes painful social contrasts. In the decades since, the hollowing out of the middle class has left residents confronting--or avoiding--each other across an expanding gap that makes it ever harder for them to recognize each other as neighbors. Rotella tells the stories that reveal how that happened--stories of deindustrialization and street life; stories of gorgeous apartments with vistas onto Lake Michigan and of Section 8 housing vouchers held by the poor. At every turn, South Shore is a study in contrasts, shaped and reshaped over the past half-century by individual stories and larger waves of change that make it an exemplar of many American urban neighborhoods. Talking with current and former residents and looking carefully at the interactions of race and class, persistence and change, Rotella explores the tension between residents' deep investment of feeling and resources in the physical landscape of South Shore and their hesitation to make a similar commitment to the community of neighbors living there. Blending journalism, memoir, and archival research, The World Is Always Coming to an End uses the story of one American neighborhood to challenge our assumptions about what neighborhoods are, and to think anew about what they might be if we can bridge gaps and commit anew to the people who share them with us. Tomorrow is another ending. --
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1964-
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Rotella, Carlo
Dewey number
977.3/11
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F548.68.S7
LC item number
R67 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Chicago visions and revisions
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rotella, Carlo
  • Rotella, Carlo
  • Neighborhoods
  • City and town life
  • City and town life
  • Neighborhoods
  • South Shore (Chicago, Ill.)
  • Illinois
  • Illinois
Label
The world is always coming to an end : pulling together and apart in a Chicago neighborhood, Carlo Rotella
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-278) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part II. Container.
  • The lay of the land
  • Equipment for living: purpose
  • Limited liability
  • Equipment for living: music
  • Lost cities
  • Conclusion: 69th and Euclid to 71st and Oglesby
  • Introduction: 71st and Oglesby to 69th and Euclid
  • Part I. Community.
  • A strange sense of community
  • Equipment for living: history
  • Something for everybody
  • Equipment for living: pulp
  • The divide
  • Equipment for living: ball
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
284 pages
Isbn
9780226624037
Lccn
2018050985
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1051683681
  • 943069
  • (OCoLC)on1051683681
  • 943069
Label
The world is always coming to an end : pulling together and apart in a Chicago neighborhood, Carlo Rotella
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-278) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part II. Container.
  • The lay of the land
  • Equipment for living: purpose
  • Limited liability
  • Equipment for living: music
  • Lost cities
  • Conclusion: 69th and Euclid to 71st and Oglesby
  • Introduction: 71st and Oglesby to 69th and Euclid
  • Part I. Community.
  • A strange sense of community
  • Equipment for living: history
  • Something for everybody
  • Equipment for living: pulp
  • The divide
  • Equipment for living: ball
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
284 pages
Isbn
9780226624037
Lccn
2018050985
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1051683681
  • 943069
  • (OCoLC)on1051683681
  • 943069

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