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The Resource Hip hop and the law, edited by Pamela Bridgewater, American University Washington College of Law ; andré douglas pond cummings, Indiana Tech Law School ; Donald F. Tibbs, Thomas R. Kline School of Law Drexel University

Hip hop and the law, edited by Pamela Bridgewater, American University Washington College of Law ; andré douglas pond cummings, Indiana Tech Law School ; Donald F. Tibbs, Thomas R. Kline School of Law Drexel University

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Hip hop and the law
Title
Hip hop and the law
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edited by Pamela Bridgewater, American University Washington College of Law ; andré douglas pond cummings, Indiana Tech Law School ; Donald F. Tibbs, Thomas R. Kline School of Law Drexel University
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eng
Summary
"What is important to understanding American law? What is important to understanding hip hop? Renowned academics, practitioners, commentators, and performance artists have answered these two questions independently. However, understanding hip hop's intersection with the law has long escaped critical reflection. Hip Hop and the Law merges the two cultural giants of law and rap music and demonstrates their relationship at the convergence of Legal Consciousness, Politics, and Hip Hop Studies. This book is a powerful resource for learning, discussing, and teaching the nuances of hip hop's relationship with the law. Topics include Crime and Justice, Critical Race Theory, Mass Incarceration, Gender, and American Law, including Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property Law, Corporate Law, Criminal Law, and Real Property Law"--Unedited summary from book cover
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DLC
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF389
LC item number
.H57 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bridgewater, Pamela D.
  • cummings, andré douglas pond
  • Tibbs, Donald F.
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  • Hip-hop
  • Rap (Music)
  • Hip-hop
  • Rap (Music)
  • Rap musicians
  • Musicians
  • Law enforcement
  • Law
  • Criminal behavior, Prediction of
  • Criminal investigation
  • African Americans
  • African Americans in popular culture
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Hip hop and the law, edited by Pamela Bridgewater, American University Washington College of Law ; andré douglas pond cummings, Indiana Tech Law School ; Donald F. Tibbs, Thomas R. Kline School of Law Drexel University
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-376) and index
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
  • pt. I. The gravity of hip hop -- A furious kinship : critical race theory and the hip hop nation / andré douglas pond cummings -- Sharing a parallel universe -- Derrick Bell and chuck D/Public Enemy -- Richard Delgado and Ice Cube/N.W.A. -- Kimberlé Crenshaw and Queen Latifah -- Same script, different cast : stop snitching, law, and hip hop / Bret D. Asbury -- Origins -- Normalizing stop snitching -- Recommended listening -- pt. II. Race, crime, and punishment : hip hop and mass incarceration -- Much respect : toward a hip hop theory of punishment / Paul Butler -- Introduction : the hip-hop nation -- Popular culture and criminal law -- Hip-hop and social norms -- Punishment : the remix -- Why punish? -- Retribution and respect in hip-hop -- What to punish? -- Who's bad? -- Hip-hop and drugs : keeping it real -- How to punish? -- Punishment from inside -- Prison -- Conclusion : word is born -- Thug life : hip hop's curious relationship with criminal justice / andré douglas pond cummings -- A global footprint -- "The educational level I' giving the people" -- what hip hop teaches about crime, punishment and imprisonment -- Hip hop lessons -- United States philosophy of imprisonment -- The curious relationship between hip hop and imprisonment -- From black power to hip hop : discussing race, policing, and the Fourth amendment through the "war on" paradigm / Donald F. Tibbs -- Contesting racial progress : connecting Black Power, hip hop, and the salience of anti-blackness -- Hip hop and the Fourth Amendment : a narrative on law and policing -- Poetic (in)justice? : rap music lyrics as art, life, and criminal evidence / Andrea L. Dennis -- Judicial approach to defendant-authored rap music lyrics as criminal evidence -- Examples of cases and lyrics -- The current evidentiary admissibility analysis -- Non-hearsay -- Relevant -- Permissible character evidence -- Not prejudicial -- Assumptions regarding rap music lyrics -- A subject of common knowledge -- Subject to literal interpretation without reference to artistic constraints -- Autobiographical in nature -- Social constraints and artistic conventions of rap music lyrics -- Commercialization -- Authenticity -- Poetics -- Personal and collective knowledge -- Metaphors and boasts -- Narratives -- Reconsidering the utility of rap music lyrics as criminal evidence -- Not inherently inculpatory -- Improper character evidence -- Unfairly prejudicial evidence -- A balanced approach to rap music lyrics ad criminal evidence -- New analytical point of view -- Utilizing expert assistance -- Jay-Z's 99 problems, verse 2 : a close reading with Fourth amendment guidance for cops and perps / Caleb Mason -- Hip hop prosecutors heed the call for criminal justice reform / Carla D. Pratt -- The pervasiveness of hip hop -- Black hip hop lawyers' retention of a race-conscious identity -- Hip hop's call for respect of human rights and personhood -- Lawyers heeding hip hop's call for reform -- The inadequacy of existing mechanisms for protecting the innocent -- The unbearable rightlessness of being : gangsta rap responds to the violence of being over-policed and under-protected / F. Abron Franklin -- Social capital, social control, and violent crime -- The ecology of urban crime -- Collective efficacy -- Social capital and structural violence -- A war on drugs -- In response : gangsta rap -- Raza Islamica : prisons, hip hop, & converting converts / SpearIt -- General trends in growth -- Fertile fields : mass incarceration & hip hop culture -- Faith in prisons, music -- Islam incarcerated : religion as rehabilitation -- Conclusions : facing a new direction
  • pt. III. Hip hop and legal consciousness -- Wyclef Jean and rhetorical resistance to the law / Nick J. Sciullo -- Shottas, Haitian Jack, and performative (anti) legal identity -- Outro -- "Sexual poetic justice" : hip hop, antiblack desire, and legal narratives / Tryon P. Woods -- The "post-racial" quarantine as sexual violence -- "Ethics of violence" and "sexual poetic justice" -- Lil Wayne and erotic rebellion -- Lil Wayne and the persona of socio-historical violence -- Conclusion : reading law aesthetically -- Lyrical assault : dancehall versus the cultural imperialism of the north-west / Camille A. Nelson -- It is only a scandal if it is internalized as wrong -- "Everything is local" : localizing Jamaica in context -- Local machismo and trappings of the former master -- Localizing the law : is it really local if it's part of a colonial past? -- An ideology of translation, global politics and the voice of the Jamaican people -- Hip hop, the law, and the commodified gangsta / Akilah N. Folami -- Black American subversion : hip hop to gangsta rap in context -- The commodified "gangsta" and resistance to the gangsta image by the "gangsta" himself -- The Telecommunications Act's role in commodifying the gangsta and stifling commentary in hip hop -- Legal writing, the remix : plagiarism and hip hop ethics / Kim D. Chanbonpin -- The proscription against biting -- Citations in hip hop -- Citations in the law -- It ain't my fault : hip hop, confrontation, and contemplation from the jazz perspective / Atiba R. Ellis -- Jazz and hip hop as kindred ways of knowing -- Opposition and confrontation -- the law as a means; consciousness as the end -- Hearing the haters : hip hop law as permanent outsider / Will Rhee -- Recommended listening -- pt. IV. Critical intersections and hip hop -- Electoral politics and historical activism -- Sarah Palin : the last black president / Anthony Paul Farley -- Easy-E as original gangsta -- Sarah Palin, straight-up gangsta -- Obama as anti-gangsta -- Tupac and Native American studies : creating connections through linguistics, historical activism, and photography / Melissa Leal -- Linguistics -- Historical activism -- Photography -- Gender and the hip hop nation -- Is hip hop dead? Is feminism dead? : tales of twenty-first century pop culture resurrections / Pamela Bridgewater -- Linguistics, language and categories ; oh my! -- Familial relations, support law and hip hop/rap -- Feminism's intervention in matters of sexual violence, sexual abuse and homophobia in hip hop/rap -- Grassroots organizing, hip hop/rap and the recent youth-led uprisings -- Shattering the glass ceiling for women in hip hop : the controversy of corporatization in media and music / Kamille Wolff Dean -- Using hip-hop's lyrical narrative to inform and critique the family justice system / Sarah Rogerson -- Rap as lyrical narrative of lived experience in poor and oppressed communities -- First-hand accounts of the complex dynamics of domestic violence in rap music -- Domestic violence in tension with child custody as a subject of lyrical narrative -- Lyrical narrative critiques of child support administration in the family justice system -- Hoes, bitches, and the search for enlightened witnesses : gangsta rap lyrics and the real truth of black mother-son love / Reginald Leamon Robinson -- Black mothers' cruelty as love : hatred, anger, and false bond of hopefulness with their sons -- Through vilifying lyrics, I seek : rap artists' hopeful search for enlightened witnesses -- Conclusion : tragedy of emotional blindness -- Corporate law -- Hip-hop's corporate cypher : collaboration and the entrepreneurial ethic of hip-hop / Nick J. Sciullo -- Hip-hop's critical role in awakening urban America's corporate consciousness and activist spirit / Todd J. Clark -- Hip hop and social activism -- Hip hop and corporate justice -- Money, power, respect -- Hip hop and its increased responsibility to effectuate corporate and financial change -- Recommended listening
  • pt. V. The complex relationship with property law a -- Intellectual property law -- From J.C. Bach to hip hop : musical borrowing, copyright and cultural context / Olufunmilayo B. Arewa -- Hip hop and the construction of music copyright -- Copyright doctrine, originality, and hip hop music -- Copyright applied to hip hop music -- Hip hop and hierarchies -- Hip hop as African American music -- African-American innovators and copyright law : from blues, soul and funk to hip-hop / K.J. Greene -- Black music, James Brown and innovation -- Benefits and detriments of copyright law's minimal originality standard -- Copyright law's hostile treatment of performers and performance -- Creative innovators and digital sound sampling -- Racial and cultural impacts of sound sampling -- Sampling, remix and artistic freedom -- "Criminal minded?" : mixtape DJs, the piracy paradox, and lessons for the recording industry / Horace E. Anderson, Jr. -- The piracy paradox -- Productive infringement and strategic forbearance -- Fashion, hip-hop djs, and the macro-economy of music -- Parallels between the worlds of hip-hop and fashion -- The legitimizing role of the mixtape and the mixtape dj -- The modern economics of music -- Sampling, looping and mashing ... oh my! : how hip hop music is scratching more than the surface of copyright law / Tonya M. Evans -- Music copyright -- Hip hop history -- Digital sampling as an essential and integral component to create hip hop music -- Sampler as musical instrument -- A new copyright claim : per se infringement of a sound recording -- Infringement analysis : substantial similarity -- Bridgeport : a bright-line illuminates a dark reality -- If hip-hop is dead, did the law kill it? : how overly restrictive interpretations of copyright law promote sex and violence in hip hop music / Andre L. Smith -- Is hip hop dead? -- Other peoples' property -- Illegality of cutting and scratching -- Sex and violence -- Over-restrictive interpretations of copyright laws do not "promote the useful arts" -- Compulsory sample listening -- Constitutional purpose for copyright laws : to promote the useful arts -- Not infringement -- Excusing de minimis infringement -- Fair use -- Transformative use as fair use -- Exceeding expectations of copyright owner -- No bitin' allowed : a hip-hop copying paradigm for all of us / Horace E. Anderson, Jr. -- The hip-hop imitation paradigm -- A trademark connection -- The new style : what the future of copyright could look like -- Copyrighting the hip hop blueprint : lyrical referencing in the experience of Australian hip hop artists / James Cox -- Aesthetics and shared listening history -- Mediated text -- Authenticity -- Homage and lyrical referencing as copyright violation? -- Rapper tag and permanent cultural injury -- Putting Lamborghini doors on the Escalade : a legal analysis of the unauthorized use of brand names in rap/hip-hop / Brian Goldman -- An overview of brand names and products in entertainment -- The claims -- The analysis -- Real property law -- Other people's property : hip hop's inherent clashes with property laws and its ascendance as global counter culture / Andre L. Smith -- The four elements of hip hop -- Hip hop's rise to world recognition -- Hip hop's utilitarian view of property laws -- Components of hip hop culture that violate property laws -- Copyright law and hip hop sampling -- Fair use -- Conclusion : civil disobedience -- Hip-hop and housing : revisiting culture, urban space, power and law / Lisa T. Alexander -- The evolution of old-school hip-hop in New York City's Bronx neighborhoods -- Gentrification in the birthplace of hip hop -- Place-based lawmaking to protect cultural collective efficacy -- Lessons learned -- Historic-preservation districts and affordable housing preservation -- Recommended listening
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxii, 386 p.
Isbn
9781611635942
Lccn
2015018516
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illus.
System control number
(OCoLC)908935194
Label
Hip hop and the law, edited by Pamela Bridgewater, American University Washington College of Law ; andré douglas pond cummings, Indiana Tech Law School ; Donald F. Tibbs, Thomas R. Kline School of Law Drexel University
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-376) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. I. The gravity of hip hop -- A furious kinship : critical race theory and the hip hop nation / andré douglas pond cummings -- Sharing a parallel universe -- Derrick Bell and chuck D/Public Enemy -- Richard Delgado and Ice Cube/N.W.A. -- Kimberlé Crenshaw and Queen Latifah -- Same script, different cast : stop snitching, law, and hip hop / Bret D. Asbury -- Origins -- Normalizing stop snitching -- Recommended listening -- pt. II. Race, crime, and punishment : hip hop and mass incarceration -- Much respect : toward a hip hop theory of punishment / Paul Butler -- Introduction : the hip-hop nation -- Popular culture and criminal law -- Hip-hop and social norms -- Punishment : the remix -- Why punish? -- Retribution and respect in hip-hop -- What to punish? -- Who's bad? -- Hip-hop and drugs : keeping it real -- How to punish? -- Punishment from inside -- Prison -- Conclusion : word is born -- Thug life : hip hop's curious relationship with criminal justice / andré douglas pond cummings -- A global footprint -- "The educational level I' giving the people" -- what hip hop teaches about crime, punishment and imprisonment -- Hip hop lessons -- United States philosophy of imprisonment -- The curious relationship between hip hop and imprisonment -- From black power to hip hop : discussing race, policing, and the Fourth amendment through the "war on" paradigm / Donald F. Tibbs -- Contesting racial progress : connecting Black Power, hip hop, and the salience of anti-blackness -- Hip hop and the Fourth Amendment : a narrative on law and policing -- Poetic (in)justice? : rap music lyrics as art, life, and criminal evidence / Andrea L. Dennis -- Judicial approach to defendant-authored rap music lyrics as criminal evidence -- Examples of cases and lyrics -- The current evidentiary admissibility analysis -- Non-hearsay -- Relevant -- Permissible character evidence -- Not prejudicial -- Assumptions regarding rap music lyrics -- A subject of common knowledge -- Subject to literal interpretation without reference to artistic constraints -- Autobiographical in nature -- Social constraints and artistic conventions of rap music lyrics -- Commercialization -- Authenticity -- Poetics -- Personal and collective knowledge -- Metaphors and boasts -- Narratives -- Reconsidering the utility of rap music lyrics as criminal evidence -- Not inherently inculpatory -- Improper character evidence -- Unfairly prejudicial evidence -- A balanced approach to rap music lyrics ad criminal evidence -- New analytical point of view -- Utilizing expert assistance -- Jay-Z's 99 problems, verse 2 : a close reading with Fourth amendment guidance for cops and perps / Caleb Mason -- Hip hop prosecutors heed the call for criminal justice reform / Carla D. Pratt -- The pervasiveness of hip hop -- Black hip hop lawyers' retention of a race-conscious identity -- Hip hop's call for respect of human rights and personhood -- Lawyers heeding hip hop's call for reform -- The inadequacy of existing mechanisms for protecting the innocent -- The unbearable rightlessness of being : gangsta rap responds to the violence of being over-policed and under-protected / F. Abron Franklin -- Social capital, social control, and violent crime -- The ecology of urban crime -- Collective efficacy -- Social capital and structural violence -- A war on drugs -- In response : gangsta rap -- Raza Islamica : prisons, hip hop, & converting converts / SpearIt -- General trends in growth -- Fertile fields : mass incarceration & hip hop culture -- Faith in prisons, music -- Islam incarcerated : religion as rehabilitation -- Conclusions : facing a new direction
  • pt. III. Hip hop and legal consciousness -- Wyclef Jean and rhetorical resistance to the law / Nick J. Sciullo -- Shottas, Haitian Jack, and performative (anti) legal identity -- Outro -- "Sexual poetic justice" : hip hop, antiblack desire, and legal narratives / Tryon P. Woods -- The "post-racial" quarantine as sexual violence -- "Ethics of violence" and "sexual poetic justice" -- Lil Wayne and erotic rebellion -- Lil Wayne and the persona of socio-historical violence -- Conclusion : reading law aesthetically -- Lyrical assault : dancehall versus the cultural imperialism of the north-west / Camille A. Nelson -- It is only a scandal if it is internalized as wrong -- "Everything is local" : localizing Jamaica in context -- Local machismo and trappings of the former master -- Localizing the law : is it really local if it's part of a colonial past? -- An ideology of translation, global politics and the voice of the Jamaican people -- Hip hop, the law, and the commodified gangsta / Akilah N. Folami -- Black American subversion : hip hop to gangsta rap in context -- The commodified "gangsta" and resistance to the gangsta image by the "gangsta" himself -- The Telecommunications Act's role in commodifying the gangsta and stifling commentary in hip hop -- Legal writing, the remix : plagiarism and hip hop ethics / Kim D. Chanbonpin -- The proscription against biting -- Citations in hip hop -- Citations in the law -- It ain't my fault : hip hop, confrontation, and contemplation from the jazz perspective / Atiba R. Ellis -- Jazz and hip hop as kindred ways of knowing -- Opposition and confrontation -- the law as a means; consciousness as the end -- Hearing the haters : hip hop law as permanent outsider / Will Rhee -- Recommended listening -- pt. IV. Critical intersections and hip hop -- Electoral politics and historical activism -- Sarah Palin : the last black president / Anthony Paul Farley -- Easy-E as original gangsta -- Sarah Palin, straight-up gangsta -- Obama as anti-gangsta -- Tupac and Native American studies : creating connections through linguistics, historical activism, and photography / Melissa Leal -- Linguistics -- Historical activism -- Photography -- Gender and the hip hop nation -- Is hip hop dead? Is feminism dead? : tales of twenty-first century pop culture resurrections / Pamela Bridgewater -- Linguistics, language and categories ; oh my! -- Familial relations, support law and hip hop/rap -- Feminism's intervention in matters of sexual violence, sexual abuse and homophobia in hip hop/rap -- Grassroots organizing, hip hop/rap and the recent youth-led uprisings -- Shattering the glass ceiling for women in hip hop : the controversy of corporatization in media and music / Kamille Wolff Dean -- Using hip-hop's lyrical narrative to inform and critique the family justice system / Sarah Rogerson -- Rap as lyrical narrative of lived experience in poor and oppressed communities -- First-hand accounts of the complex dynamics of domestic violence in rap music -- Domestic violence in tension with child custody as a subject of lyrical narrative -- Lyrical narrative critiques of child support administration in the family justice system -- Hoes, bitches, and the search for enlightened witnesses : gangsta rap lyrics and the real truth of black mother-son love / Reginald Leamon Robinson -- Black mothers' cruelty as love : hatred, anger, and false bond of hopefulness with their sons -- Through vilifying lyrics, I seek : rap artists' hopeful search for enlightened witnesses -- Conclusion : tragedy of emotional blindness -- Corporate law -- Hip-hop's corporate cypher : collaboration and the entrepreneurial ethic of hip-hop / Nick J. Sciullo -- Hip-hop's critical role in awakening urban America's corporate consciousness and activist spirit / Todd J. Clark -- Hip hop and social activism -- Hip hop and corporate justice -- Money, power, respect -- Hip hop and its increased responsibility to effectuate corporate and financial change -- Recommended listening
  • pt. V. The complex relationship with property law a -- Intellectual property law -- From J.C. Bach to hip hop : musical borrowing, copyright and cultural context / Olufunmilayo B. Arewa -- Hip hop and the construction of music copyright -- Copyright doctrine, originality, and hip hop music -- Copyright applied to hip hop music -- Hip hop and hierarchies -- Hip hop as African American music -- African-American innovators and copyright law : from blues, soul and funk to hip-hop / K.J. Greene -- Black music, James Brown and innovation -- Benefits and detriments of copyright law's minimal originality standard -- Copyright law's hostile treatment of performers and performance -- Creative innovators and digital sound sampling -- Racial and cultural impacts of sound sampling -- Sampling, remix and artistic freedom -- "Criminal minded?" : mixtape DJs, the piracy paradox, and lessons for the recording industry / Horace E. Anderson, Jr. -- The piracy paradox -- Productive infringement and strategic forbearance -- Fashion, hip-hop djs, and the macro-economy of music -- Parallels between the worlds of hip-hop and fashion -- The legitimizing role of the mixtape and the mixtape dj -- The modern economics of music -- Sampling, looping and mashing ... oh my! : how hip hop music is scratching more than the surface of copyright law / Tonya M. Evans -- Music copyright -- Hip hop history -- Digital sampling as an essential and integral component to create hip hop music -- Sampler as musical instrument -- A new copyright claim : per se infringement of a sound recording -- Infringement analysis : substantial similarity -- Bridgeport : a bright-line illuminates a dark reality -- If hip-hop is dead, did the law kill it? : how overly restrictive interpretations of copyright law promote sex and violence in hip hop music / Andre L. Smith -- Is hip hop dead? -- Other peoples' property -- Illegality of cutting and scratching -- Sex and violence -- Over-restrictive interpretations of copyright laws do not "promote the useful arts" -- Compulsory sample listening -- Constitutional purpose for copyright laws : to promote the useful arts -- Not infringement -- Excusing de minimis infringement -- Fair use -- Transformative use as fair use -- Exceeding expectations of copyright owner -- No bitin' allowed : a hip-hop copying paradigm for all of us / Horace E. Anderson, Jr. -- The hip-hop imitation paradigm -- A trademark connection -- The new style : what the future of copyright could look like -- Copyrighting the hip hop blueprint : lyrical referencing in the experience of Australian hip hop artists / James Cox -- Aesthetics and shared listening history -- Mediated text -- Authenticity -- Homage and lyrical referencing as copyright violation? -- Rapper tag and permanent cultural injury -- Putting Lamborghini doors on the Escalade : a legal analysis of the unauthorized use of brand names in rap/hip-hop / Brian Goldman -- An overview of brand names and products in entertainment -- The claims -- The analysis -- Real property law -- Other people's property : hip hop's inherent clashes with property laws and its ascendance as global counter culture / Andre L. Smith -- The four elements of hip hop -- Hip hop's rise to world recognition -- Hip hop's utilitarian view of property laws -- Components of hip hop culture that violate property laws -- Copyright law and hip hop sampling -- Fair use -- Conclusion : civil disobedience -- Hip-hop and housing : revisiting culture, urban space, power and law / Lisa T. Alexander -- The evolution of old-school hip-hop in New York City's Bronx neighborhoods -- Gentrification in the birthplace of hip hop -- Place-based lawmaking to protect cultural collective efficacy -- Lessons learned -- Historic-preservation districts and affordable housing preservation -- Recommended listening
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxii, 386 p.
Isbn
9781611635942
Lccn
2015018516
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illus.
System control number
(OCoLC)908935194

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