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The Resource Chicago's block clubs : how neighbors shape the city, Amanda I. Seligman

Chicago's block clubs : how neighbors shape the city, Amanda I. Seligman

Label
Chicago's block clubs : how neighbors shape the city
Title
Chicago's block clubs
Title remainder
how neighbors shape the city
Statement of responsibility
Amanda I. Seligman
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What do you do if your alley is strewn with garbage after the sanitation truck comes through? Or if you’re tired of the rowdy teenagers next door keeping you up all night? Is there a vacant lot on your block accumulating weeds, needles, and litter? For a century, Chicagoans have joined block clubs to address problems like these that make daily life in the city a nuisance. When neighbors work together in block clubs, playgrounds get built, local crime is monitored, streets are cleaned up, and every summer is marked by the festivities of day-long block parties. In Chicago’s Block Clubs, Amanda I. Seligman uncovers the history of the block club in Chicago—from its origins in the Urban League in the early 1900s through to the Chicago Police Department’s twenty-first-century community policing program. Recognizing that many neighborhood problems are too big for one resident to handle—but too small for the city to keep up with—city residents have for more than a century created clubs to establish and maintain their neighborhood’s particular social dynamics, quality of life, and appearance. Omnipresent yet evanescent, block clubs are sometimes the major outlets for community organizing in the city—especially in neighborhoods otherwise lacking in political strength and clout. Drawing on the stories of hundreds of these groups from across the city, Seligman vividly illustrates what neighbors can—and cannot—accomplish when they work together. --Amazon.com
Member of
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Seligman, Amanda I.,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Historical studies of urban America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Citizens' associations
  • Neighbors
  • Community development, Urban
Label
Chicago's block clubs : how neighbors shape the city, Amanda I. Seligman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Protect -- Organize -- Connect -- Beautify -- Cleanse -- Regulate
Control code
936350623
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 286 pages
Isbn
9780226385853
Lccn
2016005511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)936350623
Label
Chicago's block clubs : how neighbors shape the city, Amanda I. Seligman
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Protect -- Organize -- Connect -- Beautify -- Cleanse -- Regulate
Control code
936350623
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 286 pages
Isbn
9780226385853
Lccn
2016005511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)936350623

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