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The Resource Pests in the city : flies, bedbugs, cockroaches, and rats, Dawn Day Biehler

Pests in the city : flies, bedbugs, cockroaches, and rats, Dawn Day Biehler

Label
Pests in the city : flies, bedbugs, cockroaches, and rats
Title
Pests in the city
Title remainder
flies, bedbugs, cockroaches, and rats
Statement of responsibility
Dawn Day Biehler
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From tenements to alleyways to latrines, twentieth-century American cities created spaces where pests flourished and people struggled for healthy living conditions. In Pests in the City, Dawn Day Biehler argues that the urban ecologies that supported pests were shaped not only by the physical features of cities but also by social inequalities, housing policies, and ideas about domestic space. Community activists and social reformers strived to control pests in cities such as Washington, D.C., Chicago, Baltimore, New York, and Milwaukee, but such efforts fell short when authorities blamed families and neighborhood culture for infestations rather than attacking racial segregation or urban disinvestment. Pest-control campaigns tended to target public or private spaces, but pests and pesticides moved readily across the porous boundaries between homes and neighborhoods. This story of flies, bedbugs, cockroaches, and rats reveals that such creatures thrived on lax code enforcement and the marginalization of the poor, immigrants, and people of color. As Biehler shows, urban pests have remained a persistent problem at the intersection of public health, politics, and environmental justice, even amid promises of modernity and sustainability in American cities."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Biehler, Dawn
Dewey number
632/.6
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
SB603.3
LC item number
.B54 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2014 K-293
  • WA 240
Series statement
Weyerhaeuser environmental books
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Urban pests
  • Pest Control
  • Urban Health
  • Social Environment
  • Social Marginalization
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • NATURE / Animals / Insects & Spiders
  • Urban pests
  • Insectes des villes
  • Rongeurs nuisibles
  • Insectes nuisibles
  • Rongeurs
Label
Pests in the city : flies, bedbugs, cockroaches, and rats, Dawn Day Biehler
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-308) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
History, ecology, and the politics of pests -- The promises of modern pest control -- Flies : agents of interconnection in Progressive Era cities -- Bedbugs : creatures of community in modernizing cities -- German cockroaches : permeable homes in the postwar era -- Norway rats : back-alley ecology in the chemical age -- Persistence and resistance in the age of ecology -- The ecology of injustice : rats in the civil rights era -- Integrating urban homes : cockroaches and survival -- Epilogue: the persistence and resurgence of bedbugs
Control code
861692651
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 338 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295804866
Lccn
2013019967
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
ebc3444551
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvctdq0h
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)861692651
Label
Pests in the city : flies, bedbugs, cockroaches, and rats, Dawn Day Biehler
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-308) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
History, ecology, and the politics of pests -- The promises of modern pest control -- Flies : agents of interconnection in Progressive Era cities -- Bedbugs : creatures of community in modernizing cities -- German cockroaches : permeable homes in the postwar era -- Norway rats : back-alley ecology in the chemical age -- Persistence and resistance in the age of ecology -- The ecology of injustice : rats in the civil rights era -- Integrating urban homes : cockroaches and survival -- Epilogue: the persistence and resurgence of bedbugs
Control code
861692651
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 338 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295804866
Lccn
2013019967
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
ebc3444551
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvctdq0h
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)861692651

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