Root Shock

How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America, and What We Can Do About It

Foreword by Carlos Peterson, Mary Travis Bassett

Like a sequel to the prescient warnings of urbanist Jane Jacobs, Dr. Mindy Thompson Fullilove reveals the disturbing effects of decades of insensitive urban renewal projects on communities of color. For those whose homes and neighborhoods were bulldozed, the urban modernization projects that swept America starting in 1949 were nothing short of an assault. Vibrant city blocks—places rich in culture—were torn apart by freeways and other invasive development, devastating the lives of poor residents.

Fullilove passionately describes the profound traumatic stress—the "root shock"—that results when a neighborhood is demolished. She estimates that federal and state urban renewal programs, spearheaded by business and real estate interests, destroyed 1,600 African American districts in cities across the United States. But urban renewal didn't just disrupt black communities: it ruined their economic health and social cohesion, stripping displaced residents of their sense of place as well. It also left big gashes in the centers of cities that are only now slowly being repaired.

Focusing on the Hill District of Pittsburgh, the Central Ward in Newark, and the small Virginia city of Roanoke, Dr. Fullilove argues powerfully against policies of displacement. Understanding the damage caused by root shock is crucial to coping with its human toll and helping cities become whole.

Mindy Thompson Fullilove, MD, is a research psychiatrist at New York State Psychiatric Institute and professor of clinical psychiatry and public health at Columbia University. She is the author of five books, including Urban Alchemy.

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Title Root Shock
Subtitle How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America, and What We Can Do About It
Edition 2
Publisher New Village Press
BISAC Subject Heading PSY000000 PSYCHOLOGY
SOC000000 SOCIAL SCIENCE
Dewey (abridged) 300-399 Social sciences
Audience 01 General / trade
Credit Mindy Thompson Fullilove
Title First Published 01 November 2016
Subject Scheme Identifier Code      01 Dewey: SOC026030 SOCIAL SCIENCE
Includes Index; Bibliography; Notes
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Format Paperback
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Nb of pages XX - 304 p. Index . Bibliography . Notes .
Edition Type New edition
ISBN-10 1-61332-019-1
ISBN-13 978-1-61332-019-8
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9781613320198
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Publication Date 01 November 2016
Publication New York, United States
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Main content page count 304
Front matter page count (Roman) 20
Illustrations 60 Illustrations
Dimensions 6 x 9 in.
Weight 18 oz.
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Nb of pages Index . Bibliography . Notes .
Edition Type New edition
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ISBN-13 978-1-61332-020-4
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9781613320204
Reference no.
Related Formats This product includes this related product ISBN-13 978-1-61332-019-8
Epublication based on (print product) GTIN-13 - (EAN 13) 9781613320198
Publication Date 01 November 2016
Product Content Text (eye-readable), Photographs
Illustrations
60 photographs
 
Original Title Root Shock
Original Sub Title How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America, And What We Can Do About It
Original Language English
Original Publisher Random House
Original Publication 2004

Summary

Foreword by Dr. Mary Travis Bassett [new for this edition]

Foreword by Carlos F. Peterson [new for this edition]

Introduction

1. THE BUTTERFLY IN BEIJING

2. IMAGINING NEON

In their own words: ZENOBIA FERGUSON

3. URBAN RENEWAL…

4. …MEANS NEGRO REMOVAL

In their own words: CHARLES MEADOWS

5. WHEN THE CENTER FAILS…

6. …WHAT WILL HOLD?

7. UNCEASING STRUGGLES

In their own words: ERNEST THOMPSON

8. HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE CITY

9. OUR PLACE, OUR HOME

Notes

Bibliography

Technical Note

Acknowledgments

Index

Events

Race - Violence - Justice Medicine Workshop ft. Mindy Fullilove
Columbia University Medical Center, 622 W 168th St, New York, NY 10032, April 7-9, 2017

We live in an increasingly polarized society with exceedingly complex and pressing issues facing health care, including class and race-based health disparities, unequal access to health care, and the increasing toll of gun violence against persons of color. 

 

Guest speakers include Dr. Mindy Fullilove, George Yancy, Sayantani DasGupta, and Topher Sanders.

 

Public health activists, community leaders, social activists, police officers, legal/philosophical scholars, nurses, therapists, physicians, dentists, chaplains, and other clinicians are invited to extend their expertise and contribute to this conversation of pressing importance. 

 

Schedule and workshop details can be found here: http://narrativemedicine.org/workshop-april2017.html


Other titles linked to this event:
Urban Alchemy
Urban Alchemy