Ein Schlüsselroman zum Verständnis der modernen USA, ihrer tiefen Ambivalenz und inneren Zerrissenheit Carol Kennicott, eine junge Frau aus Neuengland, hat es in ein Provinznest verschlagen, deren Einwohner, so merkt sie rasch, völlig anders ticken als sie. Um keinen Preis wollen sie von Vorurteilen abrücken und mit neuen Ideen beglückt werden. Im Gegenteil: Wer an ihren tief verwurzelten Überzeugungen rüttelt, kann sein blaues Wunder erleben. So entspinnt sich ein Kampf zwischen zwei konträren Weltbildern - urbane Liberalität vs. rustikales Hinterwäldlertum. Dass Letzteres nicht so einfach zu überwinden ist, sondern böse zurückschlägt, wenn es sich bedroht fühlt, lässt sich an der USA der Gegenwart ebenso studieren wie an diesem turbulenten, unterhaltsamen Klassiker.
Author: Sinclair Lewis
Publisher: Manesse Verlag
Nach dem großen Erfolg des Buches "Von der Subprime-Krise zur Finanzkrise" arbeiten die Autoren die Entwicklungen auf, die sich vorwiegend im Frühjahr des Jahres 2009 ergeben haben. Im Folgeband mit dem Titel "Von der Wall Street zur Main Street" gehen die Autoren fundiert und gleichzeitig leicht verständlich insbesondere auf folgende Fragestellungen ein: - Der Mensch in der Finanzkrise: Vom Homo Oeconomicus zu Behavioural Finance? - Die Finanzkrise - Eine Blase in einer Reihe von Blasen? - Welche Rolle spielt die Rechnungslegung in der Finanzkrise? - Welche Rolle spielen die Hedgefunds in der Finanzkrise? - Wie sieht die Bank der Zukunft aus? - Welche Auswirkungen hat die Finanzkrise auf die Wachstumsmärkte der Zukunft (Brasilien, Russland, Indien, China)? - Wie kommt es von der Finanzkrise zur Wirtschaftskrise?
Die Weltwirtschaft nach der Finanzkrise
Author: Michael Bloss,Dietmar Ernst,Joachim Häcker,Nadine Eil
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Category: Business & Economics
Traces the development of diners, motels, drive-in movies, gas stations, miniature golf courses, supermarkets, and auto showrooms and examines the ways their architectural designs have changed
American Roadside Architecture
Author: Chester Liebs
Publisher: JHU Press
The Buildings of Main Street is the primary resource for interpreting commercial architectural style. Richard Longstreth, a renowned and respected author in the field of historic preservation, presents a useful survey of commercial architecture in urban America. He has developed a typology of architectural classification for commercial application in American towns across the United States. Likely to be enjoyed by both students and members of the general public seeking an introduction to commercial architecture, The Buildings of Main Streetmakes a significant and lasting contribution to American architectural history.
A Guide to American Commercial Architecture
Author: Richard W. Longstreth,Richard Longstreth
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
"Main Street" tells the tale of a big-city girl who marries a physician and settles in a small town in the Midwest, only to fall victim to the narrow-mindedness and unimaginative natures of the town's residents. Introduction by Thomas Mallon. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Author: Sinclair Lewis
Publisher: P. F. Collier and Son Corporation
Category: City and town life
Islam is Americas fastest growing religion, with more than six million Muslims in the United States, all living in the shadow of 9/11. Who are our Muslim neighbors? What are their beliefs and desires? How are they coping with life under the War on Terror? In Mecca and Main Street, noted author and journalist Geneive Abdo offers illuminating answers to these questions. Gaining unprecedented access to Muslim communities in America, she traveled across the country, visiting schools, mosques, Islamic centers, radio stations, and homes. She reveals a community tired of being judged by American perceptions of Muslims overseas and eager to tell their own stories. Abdo brings these stories vividly to life, allowing us to hear their own voices and inviting us to understand their hopes and their fears. Inspiring, insightful, tough-minded, and even-handed, this book will appeal to those curious (or fearful) about the Muslim presence in America. It will also be warmly welcomed by the Muslim community.
Muslim Life in America after 9/11
Author: Geneive Abdo
Publisher: Oxford University Press
An important part of the New Deal, the Modernization Credit Plan helped transform urban business districts and small-town commercial strips across 1930s America, but it has since been almost completely forgotten. In Modernizing Main Street, Gabrielle Esperdy uncovers the cultural history of the hundreds of thousands of modernized storefronts that resulted from the little-known federal provision that made billions of dollars available to shop owners who wanted to update their facades. Esperdy argues that these updated storefronts served a range of complex purposes, such as stimulating public consumption, extending the New Deal’s influence, reviving a stagnant construction industry, and introducing European modernist design to the everyday landscape. She goes on to show that these diverse roles are inseparable, woven together not only by the crisis of the Depression, but also by the pressures of bourgeoning consumerism. As the decade’s two major cultural forces, Esperdy concludes, consumerism and the Depression transformed the storefront from a seemingly insignificant element of the built environment into a potent site for the physical and rhetorical staging of recovery and progress.
Architecture and Consumer Culture in the New Deal
Author: Gabrielle Esperdy
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
An ethnography and examination of a new wave of Pentecostalism in Canada and the US.
The Toronto Blessing and Reviving Pentecostalism
Author: Margaret M. Poloma
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
Tells the story of Poughkeepsie’s transformation from small city to urban region.
Landscape and Social Change in Poughkeepsie
Author: Harvey K. Flad,Clyde Griffen
Publisher: SUNY Press
A 1999 biography of Charles Merrill, the founder of the world's largest brokerage and investment firm.
Charles Merrill and Middle-Class Investors
Author: Edwin J. Perkins
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
An updated version of the author's discovery of the real person behind the mythology Bob Dylan created includes an interview with the author, previously unpublished photographs, and a new preface by the author. Original.
Bob Dylan's Minnesota
Author: Toby Thompson
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
The community that establishes and maintains a solid economic framework greatly improves its chances of sustaining itself through fluctuations in the economy. The question is, of course, how can city officials and administrators make this happen? The Formula for Economic Growth on Main Street America examines why economic growth during the late twentieth century was marked by the dramatic rise of some communities and the equally stunning demise of others. This book identifies the key components of sustained economic growth as well as the policies, actions, and inactions that are precursors to the decline of local economies. Based on the author’s 25 years of experience as president of one of America’s foremost economic development agencies, and his involvement in assisting communities around the world, the book shows how to assess the needs of communities and details what is needed to put plans in place. Drawing on case studies, the book illustrates lessons learned and how they can be applied, including: What steps elected and administrative officials can take to stabilize and enhance the growth of their cities Why the growth of some communities within a single regional marketplace can dramatically outpace that of neighbors possessing similar locations and assets How communities can establish programs that sustain economic growth and provide jobs—without raising taxes As communities struggle to cope with diminished tax revenues, the idea of achieving sustainable growth without raising taxes seems too good to be true. Tapping into the same strategies that allowed Fairfax County, Virginia, to enjoy triple-digit job growth while reducing property taxes, Dr. Gerald Gordon provides the framework and strategies to weather most economic storms and chart a course toward sustainable economic development.
Author: Gerald L. Gordon
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Political Science
In an assessment of American culture on the eve of the millennium, Mark Edmundson asks why we're determined to be haunted, courting the Gothic at every turn - and, at the same time, committed to escape through any new scheme for ready-made transcendence. Nightmare on Main Street depicts a culture suffused in the Gothic, not just in novels and films but even in the nonfictive realms of politics and academic theories, TV news and talk shows, various therapies, and discourses on AIDS and the environment. What, Edmundson asks, does the ascendancy of the Gothic in the 1990s tell us about our own day? And what of another trend, seemingly unrelated - the widespread belief that re-creating oneself is as easy as making a wish? Looking at the world according to Forrest Gump, Edmundson shows how this parallel culture actually works reciprocally with the Gothic.
Angels, Sadomasochism, and the Culture of Gothic
Author: Mark Edmundson
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Whether you consider the postcard a work of art, or a simple means of connecting with loved ones far away, there is no denying it has become something more enduring-a historical document. Journey with us to Main Street-the center of business, trade, culture, and information in towns up and down the expanse of the Great Plains. Many of the towns seen in Main Street, North Dakota Volume II, have disappeared off the map, but many more still stand, and continue to thrive.
Author: Geneva Roth Olstad
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Look up and down, and diagonally, too: there's a "buried treasure" of words to uncover, hidden among the random letters. Young puzzle and language lovers can show what sharp eyes they have with this huge collection of word searches. Each one has a different theme, from Things That Fly (airplane, mosquito, flag) to Martial Arts (aikido, kickboxing), from Sundaes (caramel, cherry, yummy) to Wild Cats (cheetah, ocelot, puma). There are even 24 super School Time terms to track down. Only the best and most interesting word searches are found here--hundreds of them--and so are the answers, in the back, for anyone who needs a little help.
Author: Main Street
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: John Manos
Publisher: Benchmark Education Company
In Illinois, during the summer of 1926, young entrepreneur Maggie Campbell sets up a roadside lemonade stand to service the numerous customers making their way along the newly constructed highway, Route 66. Original.
Author: Susan E. Kirby
Category: Children's stories
Whether he's fighting fires, passing a kidney stone, hammering down I-80 in an 18-wheeler, or meditating on the relationship between cowboys and God, Michael Perry draws on his rural roots and footloose past to write from a perspective that merges the local with the global. Ranging across subjects as diverse as lot lizards, Klan wizards, and small-town funerals, Perry's writing in this wise and witty collection of essays balances earthiness with poetry, kinetics with contemplation, and is regularly salted with his unique brand of humor.
Author: Michael Perry
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: Literary Collections
As an archetype for an entire class of places, Main Street has become one of America's most popular and idealized images. In Main Street Revisited, the first book to place the design of small downtowns in spatial and chronological context, Richard Francaviglia finds the sources of romanticized images of this archetype, including Walt Disney's Main Street USA, in towns as diverse as Marceline, Missouri, and Fort Collins, Colorado. Francaviglia interprets Main Street both as a real place and as an expression of collective assumptions, designs, and myths; his Main Streets are treasure troves of historic patterns. Using many historical and contemporary photographs and maps for his extensive fieldwork and research, he reveals a rich regional pattern of small-town development that serves as the basis for American community design. He underscores the significance of time in the development of Main Street's distinctive personality, focuses on the importance of space in the creation of place, and concentrates on popular images that have enshrined Main Street in the collective American consciousness.
Time, Space, and Image Building in Small-Town America
Author: Richard V. Francaviglia
Publisher: University of Iowa Press