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Galster, George C. 1948-

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Works: 136 works in 279 publications in 1 language and 3,715 library holdings
Genres: History  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works about George C Galster
 
Most widely held works by George C Galster
Driving Detroit : the quest for respect in the Motor City by George C Galster( )

24 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For most of the twentieth century, Detroit was a symbol of American industrial might. Today, Detroit is better known for its dwindling population, moribund automobile industry, and alarmingly high murder rate. In "Driving Detroit", author George Galster, fifth-generation Detroiter and internationally known urbanist, sets out to understand how the city has come to represent both the best and worst of what cities can be, all within the span of a half century. Galster invites the reader to travel with him along the streets and into the soul of this place to grasp fully what drives the Motor City. Galster shows how geography, local government structure, and social forces created a housing development system that produced sprawl at the fringe and abandonment at the core. Galster argues that this system has chronically frustrated the population's quest for basic physical, social, and psychological resources. These frustrations, in turn, generated numerous adaptations -- distrust, scapegoating, identity politics, segregation, unionization, and jurisdictional fragmentation -- that collectively leave Detroit in an uncompetitive and unsustainable position. Partly a self-portrait, in which Detroiters paint their own stories through songs, poems, and oral histories, "Driving Detroit" offers an intimate, insightful, and perhaps controversial explanation for the stunning contrasts that characterize the once mighty city. -- From publisher's description
The Metropolis in black & white : place, power, and polarization by George C Galster( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Metropolis in Black and White highlights a stark fact: America's metropolitan areas are more polarized along racial lines than at any time since the mid-1960s. Though urban areas have become multicultural, the editors argue that black-white racial differences will outlast ethnic differences in metropolitan America and that the race issue in most urban areas is perceived as a black-white one. Galster and Hill perceive that the theme of place, power, and polarization is most powerful when blacks and whites are contrasted. African Americans, on average, are the poorest, most segregated, most disadvantaged urban racial (or ethnic) group, because they are deeply entangled in the web of interrelationships connecting place, power, and polarization. Since these interrelationships form a comprehensive set of social structures that oppress African Americans, they can be judged to be racist at their core. Race, not merely class, continues to play a pivotal role in shaping urban African Americans. In clear analyses, the contributors examine employment, income, the underclass, education, housing, health and mortality, political participation, and racial politics. Intertwined themes of spatial isolation, political empowerment, and racial disparities-place, power, and polarization-guide the analyses. Thisis a vital text for courses in urban affairs, American studies, economics, geography, sociology, political science, urban planning, and racial and ethnic studies. In clear analyses, the contributors examine employment, income, the underclass, education, housing, health and mortality, political participation, and racial politics. Intertwined themes of spatial isolation, political empowerment, and racial disparities-place, power, and polarization-guide the analyses. This is a vital text for courses in urban affairs, American studies, economics, geography, sociology, political science, urban planning, and racial and ethnic studies."--Provided by publisher
Reality and research : social science and U.S. urban policy since 1960 by George C Galster( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the policymaking process and the role of policy research. Issues include economic development; poverty; family support and social welfare; housing; transportation and land use; education; drug abuse; racial discrimination and segregation; and intergovernmental financial relations
The impacts of supportive housing on neighborhoods and neighbors : final report( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making our neighborhoods, making our selves by George C Galster( Book )

8 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urban theorists have tried for decades to define exactly what a neighborhood is. But behind that daunting existential question lies a much murkier problem: never mind how you define them-how do you make neighborhoods productive and fair for their residents? George Galster delves deep into the question of whether American neighborhoods are as efficient and equitable as they could be - socially, financially, and emotionally - and, if not, what we can do to change that. Galster aims to redefine the relationship between places and people, promoting specific policies that reduce inequalities in housing markets and beyond. Drawing on economics, sociology, geography, and psychology, this book delivers a clear-sighted explanation of what neighborhoods are, how they come to be - and what they should be
Homeowners and neighborhood reinvestment by George C Galster( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why not in my backyard? : neighborhood impacts of deconcentrating assisted housing( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life in poverty neighbourhoods : european and american perspectives by Jürgen Friedrichs( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Quantifying neighbourhood effects : frontiers and perspectives by Jörg Blasius( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many policies in several Western European countries and the U.S. aim to counter spatial concentrations of deprivation and create more socio-economically mixed residential areas. Such policies are founded on the belief that neighbourhoods have a strong and independent effect upon the well-being and life-chances of individuals. The adequacy of the evidence base to support this position has been the subject of spirited debate on both sides of the Atlantic. The primary purpose of this book is to contribute to this policy-relevant discussion by presenting new scholarship from many countries that
An econometric model of the urban opportunity structure : cumulative causation among city markets, social problems, and underserved areas by George C Galster( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why people go to psychiatrists by Charles Kadushin( )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2018 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first examination in depth of the reasons and ways that people seek psychiatric help. Viewing contemporary metropolitan life from the standpoint of an experienced social analyst, Charles Kadushin deals with such issues as, why people believe they have emotional problems, what types of problems send them to psychiatrists, how, why, and by whom potential patients are told they are disturbed, why people choose psychiatry over other healing methods, and why many people do not receive treatment from the sources to which they apply. The author develops a new theory of social circles, describing how people move in a network of friends and acquaintances with varying degrees of knowledge of and interest in psychiatry. This factor affects decisions to obtain professional help and also has bearing on the types of problems presented. The study encompasses a wide variety of persons in a complex community environment--New York City, the psychotherapy capital of the world. The basic data were obtained from 1,500 patients in ten psychiatric clinics in three major treatment areas medical, analytic, and religio-psychiatric. The book provides new insights into the motivations of the patients as well as information about their social setting. It is an informative and engrossing work for students and scholars; for sociologists in the areas of medicine and mental health; for psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, and social workers actively engaged in treatment and casework; and for all professionals in the community health field."--Provided by publisher
Neighborhood evaluations, expectations, mobility, and housing reinvestment : measuring the social impacts of community development corporations by George C Galster( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Federal fair housing policy in the 1980s : the great misapprehension by George C Galster( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes on the specification of an aggregative model of metropolitan housing markets by George C Galster( )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sylloge of coins of the British Isles( Book )

7 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Testing for discrimination in home insurance by Douglas A Wissoker( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) offers information on the article entitled "Testing for Discrimination in Home Insurance." The article discusses a study by the Urban Institute on neighborhood-based discrimination in the provision of quotes for home insurance
Regional roots : the birth and evolution of Detroit and it's [sic] people( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An overview of the history of the city of Detroit, with emphasis on the role that immigrants have played in the city's growth and development. The decline of the factory-based economy and the emerging knowledge-based economy are addressed, as well as the continued need for immigrants to contribute to the growth of the metropolitan area
A statistical perspective on illegal discrimination in lending : a white paper for the American Bankers Association by George C Galster( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sylloge of coins of the British Isles. D.M. Metcalf: Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Part III. Coins of Henry VII( Book )

4 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

GeoAnalysis resources. a method for self-evaluation by George C Galster( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Driving Detroit : the quest for respect in the Motor City
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The Metropolis in black & white : place, power, and polarizationReality and research : social science and U.S. urban policy since 1960Making our neighborhoods, making our selvesWhy not in my backyard? : neighborhood impacts of deconcentrating assisted housingLife in poverty neighbourhoods : european and american perspectivesQuantifying neighbourhood effects : frontiers and perspectivesAn econometric model of the urban opportunity structure : cumulative causation among city markets, social problems, and underserved areasWhy people go to psychiatrists
Alternative Names
Galster, G. 1948-

Galster, G. C.

Galster, George.

Galster, George 1948-

George Galster economist (1948-)

George Galster econoom (1948-)

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English (117)