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Author Varga, Joseph J.

Title Hell's Kitchen and the battle for urban space : class struggle and progressive reform in New York City 1894-1914 / Joseph J. Varga
Published New York : Monthly Review Press, 2013
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Contents Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: A Death in the Kitchen; CHAPTER 1: SPACE AS HISTORY; Hell's Kitchen; Uneven Geographic Development; The Production of Space; Implications; CHAPTER 2: RESTRUCTURING PROGRESSIVES; Progressive Vision and Visibility; Visibility and Occlusion; Representational Space and Performance; CHAPTER 3: WHEN HELL FROZE OVER; Policing the Boundaries; CHAPTER 4: HOUSING AND VISIBLE SPACES; Imagined Spatial Communities; Kitchen Space; CHAPTER 5: SPATIAL ECONOMIES; Working in the City; The Laboring Body; CHAPTER 6: HELL, DEATH, AND URBAN POLITICS
The Restructured Spatial ContainerSelf-Perception and Citizenship; Conclusion: The Spatial Production of Desire; The Future of Cities; Bibliography; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; O; P; R; S; T; V; W; Y; Z
Summary Hell's Kitchen is among Manhattan's most storied and studied neighborhoods. A working-class district situated next to the West Side's middle- and upper-class residential districts, it has long attracted the focus of artists and urban planners, writers and reformers. Now, Joseph Varga takes us on a tour of Hell's Kitchen with an eye toward what we usually take for granted: space, and, particularly, how urban spaces are produced, controlled, and contested by different class and political forces. Varga examines events and locations in a crucial period in the formation of the Hell's Kitchen neighb
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject City planning -- Political aspects -- New York (State) -- New York.
City planning -- Social aspects -- New York (State) -- New York.
Progressivism (United States politics) -- History.
Social classes -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
Social structure -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
Hell's Kitchen (New York, N.Y.) -- History.
New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 1898-1951.
New York (N.Y.) -- Politics and government -- 1898-1951.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1583673482
1583673512 (electronic bk.)
9781583673515 (electronic bk.)