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Crabgrass frontier

the suburbanization of the United States

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This edition published in by Oxford University Press in New York.

Written in English

396 pages

Throughout history, the treatment and arrangement of shelter have revealed more about a particular people than have any other products of the creative arts. This book is about American housing. The physical organization of our neighborhoods, roads, yards, houses, and apartments sets up a living pattern that conditions our behavior. The physical pattern of housing development that Americans have chosen reflects a deliberate choice to emphasize separateness in our most dominant residential housing pattern: that of suburbia.

Suburbia manifests fundamental American characteristics such as conspicuous consumption, a reliance upon the private automobile, upward mobility, the separation of the family into nuclear units, the widening division between work and leisure, and a tendency toward racial and economic exclusiveness.

Several themes that recur in this book and are fundamental to understanding the suburban pattern of living are the importance of land developers, cheap housing lots, inexpensive construction methods, improved transportation technology, abundant energy, government subsidies, and racial stress. Finally, this book indicates that suburbanization has been as much a governmental as a natural process.

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Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States
October 30, 2007, Oxford University Press
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Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States
April 16, 1987, Oxford University Press, USA
in English
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Crabgrass frontier: the suburbanization of the United States
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Crabgrass Frontier First published in 1985



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Throughout history, the treatment and arrangement of shelter have revealed more about a particular people than have any other products of the creative arts. This book is about American housing. The physical organization of our neighborhoods, roads, yards, houses, and apartments sets up a living pattern that conditions our behavior. The physical pattern of housing development that Americans have chosen reflects a deliberate choice to emphasize separateness in our most dominant residential housing pattern: that of suburbia.

Suburbia manifests fundamental American characteristics such as conspicuous consumption, a reliance upon the private automobile, upward mobility, the separation of the family into nuclear units, the widening division between work and leisure, and a tendency toward racial and economic exclusiveness.

Several themes that recur in this book and are fundamental to understanding the suburban pattern of living are the importance of land developers, cheap housing lots, inexpensive construction methods, improved transportation technology, abundant energy, government subsidies, and racial stress. Finally, this book indicates that suburbanization has been as much a governmental as a natural process.

Edition Notes

118,595

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
307.7/6/0973
Library of Congress
HT384.U5 J33 1985

The Physical Object

Pagination
x, 396 p. :
Number of pages
396

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL3024522M
Internet Archive
crabgrassfrontie00jackrich
ISBN 10
0195036107
LC Control Number
85004844
Library Thing
69203
Goodreads
2117155

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