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About the practices and politics of place and identity formation – the slippery ways in which who we are becomes wrapped up with where we are – this book exposes the relations of place to power. It links everyday aspects of place experience to the social theories of Deleuze and Bourdieu in a very readable…

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The concept of Functional Patterns is a train of thought that has been building upon itself over the course of my entire lifetime. I was taught at a very young age to question authority and everything around me by my highly skeptical parents. My parents were extremely hard workers who were very resourceful with the…

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Revered and reviled in almost equal amounts since its inception, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has been responsible for creating and maintaining much of New York and New Jersey’s transportation infrastructure—the things that make the region work. Doig traces the evolution of the Port Authority from the battles leading to its…

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This powerful examination of the present and future of American politics, by one of America’s most distinguished political journalists, reveals how the Republican Party has gained a long-term institutional advantage that allows it to shrug off apparent setbacks like the 2006 elections. Building Red America takes us deeper than any previous book into the operations…

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The United States is becoming a nation of rich and poor, with few families in the middle. In this book, MIT economist Peter Temin offers an illuminating way to look at the vanishing middle class. Temin argues that American history and politics, particularly slavery and its aftermath, play an important part in the widening gap…