The Resource From warfare to welfare : defense intellectuals and urban problems in Cold War America, Jennifer S. Light

From warfare to welfare : defense intellectuals and urban problems in Cold War America, Jennifer S. Light

Label
From warfare to welfare : defense intellectuals and urban problems in Cold War America
Title
From warfare to welfare
Title remainder
defense intellectuals and urban problems in Cold War America
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer S. Light
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Jennifer S. Light argues that the technologies and values of the cold war fundamentally shaped the history of postwar urban America. From Warfare to Welfare examines how American intellectuals, city leaders, and the federal government chose to attack problems in the nation's cities by borrowing techniques and technologies first designed for military engagement with foreign enemies. Facing threats like urban chaos, blight, and unrest, urban problem solvers adapted the expertise of defense professionals. Light traces the transfer of innovations from military to city planning and management. She thereby reveals how a continuing source of inspiration for American city administrators lay in the nation's preparations for war."--Jacket
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
REDDC
Dewey number
307.76/0973/0904
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HT123
LC item number
.L45 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
From warfare to welfare : defense intellectuals and urban problems in Cold War America, Jennifer S. Light
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-280) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Planning for the atomic age : creating a community of experts -- The city as a communication system -- Cybernetics and urban renewal -- Urban intelligence gathering -- Moon-shot management for American cities -- Cable as a Cold War technology -- Wired cities
Control code
ocm70727480
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 287 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801882739
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b24369561
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)70727480
  • pebcs080187422X
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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