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Boston Renaissance, The: Race, Space, and Economic Change in an American Metropolis: Race, Space, and Economic Change in an American Metropolis

Boston Renaissance, The: Race, Space, and Economic Change in an American Metropolis: Race, Space, and Economic Change in an American Metropolis

Barry Bluestone Mary Huff Stevenson
4.1/5 (9 ratings)
This volume documents metropolitan Boston's metamorphosis from a casualty of manufacturing decline in the 1970s to a paragon of the high-tech and service industries in the 1990s. The city's rebound has been part of a wider regional renaissance, as new commercial centers have sprung up outside the city limits. A stream of immigrants have flowed into the area, redrawing the map of ethnic relations in the city. While Boston's vaunted mind-based economy rewards the highly educated, many unskilled workers have also found opportunities servicing the city's growing health and education industries.

Boston's renaissance remains uneven, and the authors identify a variety of handicaps that still hold minorities back. Nonetheless this book presents Boston as a hopeful example of how America's older cities can reinvent themselves in the wake of suburbanization and deindustrialization.


A Volume in the Multi-City Study of Urban Inequality
Pages
476
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Russell Sage Foundation
Release
September 05, 2002
ISBN
0871541262
ISBN 13
9780871541260

Boston Renaissance, The: Race, Space, and Economic Change in an American Metropolis: Race, Space, and Economic Change in an American Metropolis

Barry Bluestone Mary Huff Stevenson
4.1/5 (9 ratings)
This volume documents metropolitan Boston's metamorphosis from a casualty of manufacturing decline in the 1970s to a paragon of the high-tech and service industries in the 1990s. The city's rebound has been part of a wider regional renaissance, as new commercial centers have sprung up outside the city limits. A stream of immigrants have flowed into the area, redrawing the map of ethnic relations in the city. While Boston's vaunted mind-based economy rewards the highly educated, many unskilled workers have also found opportunities servicing the city's growing health and education industries.

Boston's renaissance remains uneven, and the authors identify a variety of handicaps that still hold minorities back. Nonetheless this book presents Boston as a hopeful example of how America's older cities can reinvent themselves in the wake of suburbanization and deindustrialization.


A Volume in the Multi-City Study of Urban Inequality
Pages
476
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Russell Sage Foundation
Release
September 05, 2002
ISBN
0871541262
ISBN 13
9780871541260

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