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Kill City

Author : Ash Thayer
ISBN : 1576877345
Genre : Law
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After being kicked out of her apartment in Brooklyn in 1992 and unable to afford rent anywhere near her school, art student Ash Thayer found herself with few options to keep a roof over her head. Luckily she was soon welcomed into a new squat in New York's East Village. The squatters were forced to be secretive and exclusive as a result of their poor legal standing in the buildings and few outsiders were welcome and fewer photographers or journalists. Ash observed them training each other in necessary crafts, all the time documenting with her camera.
Category: Law

Ours To Lose

Author : Amy Starecheski
ISBN : 9780226400006
Genre : Social Science
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Though New York’s Lower East Side today is home to high-end condos and hip restaurants, it was for decades an infamous site of blight, open-air drug dealing, and class conflict—an emblematic example of the tattered state of 1970s and ’80s Manhattan. Those decades of strife, however, also gave the Lower East Side something unusual: a radical movement that blended urban homesteading and European-style squatting in a way never before seen in the United States. Ours to Lose tells the oral history of that movement through a close look at a diverse group of Lower East Side squatters who occupied abandoned city-owned buildings in the 1980s, fought to keep them for decades, and eventually began a long, complicated process to turn their illegal occupancy into legal cooperative ownership. Amy Starecheski here not only tells a little-known New York story, she also shows how property shapes our sense of ourselves as social beings and explores the ethics of homeownership and debt in post-recession America.
Category: Social Science

The Sunshine Crust Baking Factory

Author : Stacy Wakefield
ISBN : 9781617753039
Genre : Fiction
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This riveting debut coming-of-age novel follows a young woman who squats buildings with comrades in the 1990s East Village.
Category: Fiction

Nature S Metropolis Chicago And The Great West

Author : William Cronon
ISBN : 9780393072457
Genre : History
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A Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and Winner of the Bancroft Prize. "No one has written a better book about a city…Nature's Metropolis is elegant testimony to the proposition that economic, urban, environmental, and business history can be as graceful, powerful, and fascinating as a novel." —Kenneth T. Jackson, Boston Globe In this groundbreaking work, William Cronon gives us an environmental perspective on the history of nineteenth-century America. By exploring the ecological and economic changes that made Chicago America's most dynamic city and the Great West its hinterland, Mr. Cronon opens a new window onto our national past. This is the story of city and country becoming ever more tightly bound in a system so powerful that it reshaped the American landscape and transformed American culture. The world that emerged is our own. Winner of the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize
Category: History

Unsettling The City

Author : Nicholas Blomley
ISBN : 9781135954185
Genre : Architecture
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Short and accessible, this book interweaves a discussion of the geography of property in one global city, Vancouver, with a more general analysis of property, politics, and the city.
Category: Architecture

Migration Squatting And Radical Autonomy

Author : Pierpaolo Mudu
ISBN : 9781317375760
Genre : Science
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This book offers a unique contribution, exploring how the intersections among migrants and radical squatter’s movements have evolved over past decades. The complexity and importance of squatting practices are analyzed from a bottom-up perspective, to demonstrate how the spaces of squatting can be transformed by migrants. With contributions from scholars, scholar-activists, and activists, this book provides unique insights into how squatting has offered an alternative to dominant anti-immigrant policies, and the implications of squatting on the social acceptance of migrants. It illustrates the different mechanisms of protest followed in solidarity by migrant squatters and Social Center activists, when discrimination comes from above or below, and explores how can different spatialities be conceived and realized by radical practices. Contributions adopt a variety of perspectives, from critical human geography, social movement studies, political sociology, urban anthropology, autonomous Marxism, feminism, open localism, anarchism and post-structuralism, to analyze and contextualize migrants and squatters’ exclusion and social justice issues. This book is a timely and original contribution through its exploration of migrations, squatting and radical autonomy.
Category: Science

Get A Bangin Body

Author : Charles LaSalle
ISBN : 9781101561447
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Charles LaSalle and his City Gym Boys first gained notoriety with their ripped bodies and popular beefcake calendars. But since LaSalle founded the group in 1997, they have made it their mission to mentor urban youth on the lifelong benefits of fitness and exercise. With practical advice on everything from diet to turning household objects into workout tools, Get a Bangin' Body explains why pumping iron is passé, and shares a body-weight-only program that anyone-whatever their age, income, or fitness level-can undertake. This unique exercise book encourages communities across the country to take charge of their health by implementing a workout program of push-ups, pull-ups, lunges, squats, and planks that will build a naturally lean, toned, and healthy physique. Get a Bangin' Body will show readers how to inexpensively, conveniently, and effectively build the body of their dreams.
Category: Health & Fitness

The Squatters Movement In Europe

Author : . Squatting Europe Kollective
ISBN : 0745333958
Genre : Philosophy
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The Squatters' Movement in Europe is the first definitive guide to squatting as an alternative to capitalism. It offers a unique insider's view on the movement – its ideals, actions and ways of life. At a time of growing crisis in Europe of high unemployment, dwindling social housing and declining living standards squatting has become an increasingly popular option. The book is written by an activist-scholar collective, of which all members have direct experience of squatting and many are still squatters today. There are contributions from Holland, Spain, the USA, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and the UK. In an age of austerity and precarity this book contributes with in-depth reflections and practical examples of what has been achieved by this resilient social movement, which holds lessons for policy makers, activists and academics alike.
Category: Philosophy

The City Is Ours

Author : Bart van der Steen
ISBN : 9781604866834
Genre : Political Science
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Squatters and autonomous movements have been at the forefront of radical politics in Europe for nearly a half-century—from struggles against urban renewal and gentrification, to large-scale peace and environmental campaigns, to spearheading the antiausterity protests sweeping the continent. Through an examination of the local history of these movements in eight different cities—including Amsterdam, Berlin, and other famous centers of autonomous insurgence, along with underdocumented cities such as Poznan and Athens—The City Is Ours paints a broad and complex picture of Europe’s squatting and autonomous movements. Each chapter focuses on one city and provides a clear chronological narrative and analysis accompanied by photographs and illustrations. The sections center on the most important events and developments in the history of these movements, identifying the specificities of the local movements and dealing with issues such as the relation between politics and subculture, generational shifts, the role of confrontation and violence, and changes in political tactics. The contributors are all politically engaged authors who combine academic scrutiny with accessible writing, providing a clear and engaging view of important contemporary social movements.
Category: Political Science

Stay Golden

Author : Lucky Blue Smith
ISBN : 9781524718770
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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Superstar male model Lucky Blue Smith, described as “the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, and Justin Bieber rolled into one” by the New York Times, brings us an intimate, fully illustrated behind-the-scenes peek into his world. With over 2.3 million Instagram followers and accolades like Male Model of the Year (Elle Style Awards), Lucky Blue Smith is the biggest male model on the planet. Now journey into the heart of Lucky’s universe with this collectible gift book. Featuring a unique collection of personal photographs, this full-color book will put you right beside Lucky as he shares stories about his life, his inspirations, and his passions, and reflects on the daily pressures of being a teenager in the modern world. Granting his fans an unprecedented level of access, Lucky reveals all, from his style influences to his relationships, from his family to his fans, from music, modeling, and movies to fond memories of his childhood and a backstage look at his crazy life on the road. Along the way he shares the various lessons he’s learned and offers refreshing advice on how to be happy, healthy, and confident in your own skin. Funny, cool, and totally honest, this is a must-have for Lucky Blue Smith fans or anyone looking for teen advice and memoirs. “The man of the moment…the reigning heartthrob of social media.” —Vogue
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction