Voices of Decline: The Postwar Fate of US Cities
January 1994, ©1993, Wiley-Blackwell
1. Themes and Texts.
2. Representing Urban Decline.
3. The Cities Wholesome and Good.
4. Not Those of Decadence.
5. The Unhappy Process of Changing.
6. On the Verge of Catastrophe.
7. Every Problem a Racial Dimension.
8. Crisis of Our Cities.
9. Rising from the Ashes.
10. Not Excessively Inconvenienced.
11. Intersections, Displacements, Absences.
12. Legitimating the Siting of Decline.
* There is no other book on post-war US cities with such a range.
* Emphasizes the cultural as well as the political perspectives.
"An original and authoritative look at the place of cities in twentieth century American culture. The catalogue of different voices that Beauregard uncovers will force us into new ways of seeing the 'decline' of U. S. cities." Professor J. Dear, University of Southern California
"Voices of Decline is a solid, original contribution - well-written, insightful, provocative, and instructive. The book accomplishes it goals admirably, providing the best work I have seen on methodology of 20th century U. S. urban study. I am pleased to recommend it with enthusiasm." John S. Adams, University of Minnesota
"A solid, original contribution, well written, insightful, provocative, and instructive. The book accomplishes its goals admirably, providing the best work I have seen on methodology of 20th century US urban study. I am pleased."