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A Plague on Your Houses : How New York Was Burned Down and National Public Health Crumbled - Deborah Wallace

A Plague on Your Houses

How New York Was Burned Down and National Public Health Crumbled

Paperback Published: 17th November 2001
ISBN: 9781859842539
Number Of Pages: 222

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A Plague on Your Houses is a scorching indictment of the decision to close fire companies in New York City in the 1970s and a frightening study of the way misguided and malevolent social policy can spark a chain reaction of enormous and unforeseen urban collapse. Using an approach more commonly associated with epidemiology, Deborah and Rodrick Wallace paint a terrifying picture of rampant social collapse spreading in the patterns of a pandemic plague.

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"A Plague on Your Houses breaks new ground for political ecology of urban decay. It is also a provocative foretale of what "radical urban science" might be." - Mike Davis, Metropolis "This is a book which transcends the boundaries between politics, theory, empirical research and political activism. When was the last time you read something that really describes how the connections between policy, community and individual characteristics actually work? Wallace and Wallace have woven 20 years' worth of research, passion and action from he front line into an astonishing narrative." - Critical Public Health "A Plague on Your Houses deserves attention for its insights into the connections among urban communities and the ease with which diseases and social problems of the poor and vulnerable can spread into the mainstream and the suburbs. It asks new questions about the determinants of urban decay and public health, and challenges the dominant paradigm of disease causation mostly related to individual choices and lifestyles." -JAMA

ISBN: 9781859842539
ISBN-10: 1859842534
Series: Haymarket
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 222
Published: 17th November 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition