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Dear, M. J. (Michael J.)

Works: 101 works in 380 publications in 3 languages and 11,425 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Author of introduction, edi
Classifications: HT384.U52, 307.760979494
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Most widely held works by M. J Dear
Why walls won't work : repairing the US-Mexico divide by M. J Dear( )

25 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 1,456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 in danger 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 and Mexicans 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
Landscapes of despair : from deinstitutionalization to homelessness by M. J Dear( Book )

23 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and held by 1,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Dear and Jennifer Wolch examine the emergence of urban ghettos of the socially dependent--an unforeseen "solution" to the problem of developing community-based care for a variety of service-dependent groups, including the mentally and physically disabled, ex-offenders, and addicts. Based on detailed case studies drawn from several cities in Canada and the United States, Landscapes of Despair is a comprehensive analysis of these ghettos. Originally published in 1992. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Postborder city : cultural spaces of Bajalta California by M. J Dear( )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,238 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 by M. J Dear( )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From its establishment nearly 200 years ago as a village at the centre of an agricultural district, Hamilton has grown into one of Canada's biggest industrial centres, at the heart of a highly developed regional municipality. The story of its changing landscapes, both physical and human, is presented in the nineteen essays that make up this volume, all by geographers associated with Hamilton's McMaster University. Change is the essence of the story. Each contributor focuses on one aspect of the past, present, or future landscapes of Hamilton, and places it within the context of change in the region. The first series of essays explores physical landscapes - geology and relief, climate, soils, vegetation, and hydrology - and shows how human activity has moulded them. The second group charts the evolution of human landscapes in the region, paying special attention to contemporary Hamilton with its rich and diverse combination of people and cultures, and also to the political intrigue that surrounded the introduction of regional government to the area. Finally a third series focuses on the functioning of the Hamilton region. Within a highly complex system, the city and region balance a broad range of often contradictory trends and activities. The contributors examine the difficulties facing agriculture in a rapidly urbanizing region; the importance of Hamilton in caring for welfare-dependent populations; the future of steel in Steel City; the challenges posed by energy requirements in the region; and the hard choices facing policy-makers. The last two essays discuss the role played by McMaster University in the life of the region, and the landscape of Hamilton today: a remarkable complex of historical interest, great natural beauty, and modern city life
Malign neglect : homelessness in an American city by Jennifer R Wolch( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 742 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 )

25 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 740 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
The Power of geography : how territory shapes social life by Jennifer R Wolch( Book )

19 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 653 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 is its su
Urbanization and urban planning in capitalist society by M. J Dear( Book )

19 editions published between 1981 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Chicago to L.A. : making sense of urban theory by M. J Dear( Book )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 640 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 )

15 editions published between 1984 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

GeoHumanities : art, history, text at the edge of place by M. J Dear( Book )

17 editions published in 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 439 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
Rethinking Los Angeles by M. J Dear( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not on our street : community attitudes to mental health care by M. J Dear( Book )

10 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spaces of postmodernity : readings in human geography( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Documents the emergence and impact of postmodern thought in human geography. Intended as a companion volume to Michael Dear's The postmodern urban condition (Blackwell, 2000)."--Pref
La vida latina en L.A. urban Latino cultures( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 305 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
Trajectories by Robbert Flick( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robbert Flick : trajectories by Los Angeles County Museum of Art( Book )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Koproduktion mit dem Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
The Future of radical geography by Gordon L Clark( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Malign neglect : homelessness in an American city
Postborder city : cultural spaces of Bajalta CaliforniaMalign neglect : homelessness in an American cityThe postmodern urban conditionFrom Chicago to L.A. : making sense of urban theoryGeoHumanities : art, history, text at the edge of placeRethinking Los AngelesThe spaces of postmodernity : readings in human geographyLa vida latina en L.A. urban Latino cultures
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Dear, M. J. 1944-

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Dear, Michael James

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