In a New Century

Author: John D’Emilio
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres
ISBN: 029929773X
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For gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in the United States, the twenty-first century has brought dramatic changes: the end of sodomy laws, the elimination of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” a move toward recognition of same-sex marriage, Gay-Straight Alliances in thousands of high schools, and an explosion of visibility in the media and popular culture. All of this would have been unimaginable to those living just a few decades ago. Yet, at the same time, the American political system has grown ever more conservative, and increasing economic inequality has been a defining feature of the new century. A pioneering scholar of gay history, John D’Emilio reflects in this wide-ranging collection of essays upon the social, cultural, and political changes provoked by LGBT activism. He offers provocative questions and historical analyses: What can we learn from a life-long activist like Bayard Rustin, who questioned the wisdom of “identity politics”? Was Richard Nixon a “gay liberationist”? How can knowing local stories—like those of Chicago in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s—help build stronger communities and enrich traditions of activism? Might the focus on achieving actually be evidence of growing conservatism in LGBT communities? In a New Century provides a dynamic, thoughtful, and important resource for identifying changes that have occurred in the United States since 1960, taking stock of the work that still needs to be done, and issuing an urgent call to action for getting there. Best Books for General Audiences, selected by the American Association of School Librarians Best Special Interest Books, selected by the Public Library Reviewers

Planning for a New Century

Author: Jonathan Barnett
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781597266161
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Across the United States, issues such as sustainability, smart growth, and livable communities are making headlines. Planning for a New Century brings together leading thinkers in the fields of planning, urban design, education, welfare, and housing to examine those issues and to consider the ways in which public policies have helped create—and can help solve—many of the problems facing our communities. Each chapter identifies issues, provides background, and offers specific policy suggestions for federal, state, and local initiatives. Topics examined include: the relation of existing growth management policies to social equity, as well as how regional growth management measures can make new development more sustainable how an obscure technical procedure in highway design becomes a de facto regional plan ways in which local governments can promote environmental preservation and better-designed communities by rewriting local zoning and subdivision ordinances why alleviating housing shortages and slum conditions has resulted in a lack of affordable housing, and how that problem can be solved how business improvement districts can make downtowns cleaner, safer, and more welcoming to workers and visitors In addition, the book features chapters on public safety, education, and welfare reform that include proposals that will help make regional growth management easier as inner-city crime is reduced, schools are improved, and concentrations of extreme poverty are eliminated. Planning for the New Century brings together current academic research with pressing public policy concerns, and will be a useful resource for policymakers at all levels of government, for planners and architects, and for students and scholars of urban planning and design, and urban studies.

Liberalism for a New Century

Author: Neil Jumonville
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520249196
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"Here, finally, the collection we've been waiting for--thoughtful and lively essays on the relevance of liberalism for this new century, by some of its keenest observers."--Robert B. Reich, Professor of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley

Language for a New Century

Author: Tina Chang
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393332384
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An extensive collection of contemporary Asian and Middle Eastern poetry includes the work of four hundred contributors from a variety of backgrounds, in a thematically organized anthology that is complemented by personal essays. Original.

Museums for a new century

Author: American Association of Museums. Commission on Museums for a New Century
Publisher: Amer Assn of Museums
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An assessment of American museums as the 21st century approaches. The focus is on why museums are important to our culture, what they can contribute to the quality of human experience, and their overall purpose. Twenty-four leaders in the museum community explore and identify trends affecting the future of museums and describe the opportunities and responsibilities facing museums in the 21st century.

John Dewey at 150

Author: A. G. Rud
Publisher: Purdue University Press
ISBN: 1557535507
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The sesquicentennial of the birth of John Dewey is in 2009. In recognition of this occasion, John Dewey at One Hundred-Fifty: Reflections for a New Century, with contributors drawn from the members of the John Dewey Society, will be published as both a journal issue and a book. The papers will appear as an issue of the Society's journal, Education and Culture, in late fall 2009, and as a book by Purdue University Press.

The New Century

Author: Paul Rudnick
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
ISBN: 0822223155
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Quietly beautiful and an excellent snapshot of modern Southern California...SURF REPORT deals with a number of weighty issues, but Annie Weisman is a fine writer and able to capture the complexities of life in Southern California in a way no one else can.

New Schools for a New Century

Author: Diane Ravitch
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300078749
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In this volume, a group of scholars discuss a variety of approaches to urban school reform.