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Dear, M. J. (Michael J.)

Overview
Works: 87 works in 304 publications in 3 languages and 8,276 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: HT384.U52, 307.760979494
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by M. J Dear
Landscapes of despair : from deinstitutionalization to homelessness by M. J Dear( Book )

21 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Malign neglect : homelessness in an American city by Jennifer R Wolch( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why are there so many people living in the streets today? Why are thousands more only a paycheck or two away from homelessness? In this book, Jennifer Wolch and Michael Dear reveal how homelessness happens and why "blaming the victim" doesn't work or even make sense. Malign Neglect tells the truth about homelessness in America - how we have chosen to ignore it, how our elected officials prefer not to think about it, how homelessness has become so widespread, and why any of us could become its next victims. It also clarifies what professionals and citizens alike can do to make a difference. Malign Neglect provides a detailed account of how the homeless individual is linked to wider national, even global, forces of social change. Wolch and Dear reveal how patterns of neglect by public leadership have combined with structural changes in society to make homelessness "the most visible tip of a vast iceberg of poverty and deprivation" that has emerged out of the politics and economics of the 1980s. The authors show how twenty years of economic restructuring, the dismantling of the welfare state, demographic changes, and the collapse of affordable housing markets have led to the current crisis of homelessness. Using the example of Los Angeles, dubbed "the homeless capital of the United States," Malign Neglect demonstrates the impact of two decades of welfare cutbacks and economic dislocation at the local level. It provides definitive accounts of the street lives of homeless people, illuminating the subculture of chronic homelessness. The authors examine local community reactions to the homeless on the streets of Venice, Pasadena, and Los Angeles and tell the story of what life is like for the homeless women on Skid Row. They describe the social networks that promote survival among people who have reached rock bottom and show how escape from homelessness requires integrated support services - for housing, health, job training, and substance abuse counseling
The postmodern urban condition by M. J Dear( Book )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and Chinese and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book will change the way we understand cities. It provides readers with not only an introduction to cities and urbanism in the postmodern world but also overturns many common assumptions about urban structure. Dear's analysis combines concepts of postmodernism, space and the urban to trace the genesis of a postmodern urban condition. He provides an understanding of the intellectual, moral, and political consequences of postmodernism and an evaluation of the role of space, and place in contemporary social theory and philosophy."--Jacket
Urbanization and urban planning in capitalist society( Book )

12 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Power of geography : how territory shapes social life by Jennifer R Wolch( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book illuminates the profound influence of geography on everyday life. Concentrating on the realm of social reproduction - gender, family, education, culture and tradition, race, ethnicity the contributors provide both an articulation of a theory of territory and reproduction and concrete empirical analyses of the evolution of social practices in particular places. At the core of the book's contribution is the concept of society as a 'time-space' fabric, upon which are engraved the processes of political, economic and socio-cultural life. A second distinctive feature of the book
From Chicago to L.A. : making sense of urban theory by M. J Dear( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From Chicago to L.A. begins the task of defining an alternative agenda for urban studies and examines the case for shifting the focus of urban studies from Chicago to Los Angeles. The authors, experienced scholars from a variety of disciplines, examine: the concepts that have blocked our understanding of Southern California cities; the imaginative structures that people have been using to understand and explain Los Angeles; and the utility of the "Los Angeles School" of urbanism."--Jacket
State apparatus : structures and language of legitimacy by Gordon L Clark( Book )

12 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rethinking Los Angeles by M. J Dear( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why walls won't work : repairing the US-Mexico divide by M. J Dear( Book )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this sweeping account of life within the United States-Mexican border zone, Michael Dear, eminent scholar and co-founder of the "L.A. School" of urban theory, traces the border's long history of cultural interaction, beginning with the numerous Mesoamerican tribes of the region. When thinking about the border separating the United States from Mexico, what typically comes to mind is an unwelcoming zone with violent, poverty-ridden towns, cities, and maquiladoras on one side and an increasingly militarized network of barriers and surveillance systems on the other. It was not always this way. In fact, from the end of Mexican-American War until the late twentieth century, the border was a very porous and loosely regulated region.In this sweeping account of life within the United States-Mexican border zone, acclaimed urbanist and geographer Michael Dear traces the border's long history of cultural interaction, from exchanges between the region's numerous Mesoamerican tribes onwards. Once Mexican and American settlers met at the Rio Grande and the southwest in the nineteenth century, new forms of interaction evolved. But as Dear warns in his bracing study, this vibrant zone of cultural and social amalgamation is indanger of fading away because of highly restrictive American policies and the violence along Mexico's side of the border. As he explains through analyses of the U.S. border security complex and the emerging Mexican narco-state, the very existence of the "third nation" occupied by both Americans andMexicans is under serious threat. But through a series of evocative portraits of contemporary border communities, he shows that the potential for revitalizing this in-between nation still remains. Combining a broad historical perspective and a commanding overview of present-day problems, Why Walls Won't Work represents a major intellectual foray into one of the most hotly contested political issues of our era" --
Not on our street : community attitudes to mental health care by M. J Dear( Book )

7 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La vida latina en L.A. urban Latino cultures( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book records the voices and visions of poets, cartoonists, photographers, architects, geographers, designers, playwrights, musicians, and filmmakers as they testify to the new vida latina in Los Angeles. They uncover the transformation of Latino memory, identity, and destiny in the social spaces of the barrio. Using Spanish, English, and Spanglish, contributors mingle the jingle of palatero trucks with sweatshops, in-your-face cartoons, rock music, family photos, hard-edged reporting, videos and lyrical laments. The result is a joyful celebration of a pivotal moment in Latino history in the USA."--Jacket
GeoHumanities : art, history, text at the edge of place by M. J Dear( Book )

15 editions published in 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the past decade, there has been a convergence of transdisciplinary thought characterized by geography's engagement with the humanities, and the humanities' integration of place and the tools of geography into its studies. GeoHumanities maps this emerging intellectual terrain with thirty cutting edge contributions from internationally renowned scholars, architects, artists, activists, and scientists. This book explores the humanities' rapidly expanding engagement with geography, and the multi-methodological inquiries that analyze the meanings of place, and then reconstructs those meanings to provoke new knowledge as well as the possibility of altered political practices. It is no coincidence that the geohumanities are forcefully emerging at a time of immense intellectual and social change. This book focuses on a range of topics to address urgent contemporary imperatives, such as the link between creativity and place; altered practices of spatial literacy; the increasing complexity of visual representation in art, culture, and science; and the ubiquitous presence of geospatial technologies in the Information Age. GeoHumanties is essential reading for students wishing to understand the intellectual trends and forces driving scholarship and research at the intersections of geography and the humanities disciplines. These trends hold far-reaching implications for future work in these disciplines, and for understanding the changes gripping our societies and our globalizing world
The spaces of postmodernity : readings in human geography( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trajectories by Robbert Flick( Book )

16 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Koproduktion mit dem Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
Postborder city : cultural spaces of Bajalta California by M. J Dear( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title concerns the postborder metropolis of Bajalta, California, which stretches from Los Angeles in the north to Tijuana and Mexicali in the south. Immigrants flock to Southern California, while corporations are drawn to the low wage industry of the Mexican border towns
Steel city : Hamilton and region( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The service hub concept in human services planning by M. J Dear( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Future of radical geography by Gordon L Clark( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jurisdictional organization and urban welfare : a short course by Kevin R Cox( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Malign neglect : homelessness in an American city
Alternative Names

controlled identityDear, Michael

Dear, M. J.

Dear, M. J. 1944-

Dear, Michael.

Dear, Michael 1944-

Dear Michael J.

Dear, Michael James 1944-

Languages
English (209)

Chinese (2)

Spanish (1)

Covers
The postmodern urban conditionFrom Chicago to L.A. : making sense of urban theoryRethinking Los AngelesLa vida latina en L.A. urban Latino culturesGeoHumanities : art, history, text at the edge of placeThe spaces of postmodernity : readings in human geographyTrajectoriesPostborder city : cultural spaces of Bajalta California