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Bargaining for Brooklyn: Community Organizations in the Entrepreneurial City

Nicole P. Marwell


When middle-class residents fled American cities in the 1960s and 1970s, government services and investment capital left too. Countless urban neighborhoods thus entered phases of precipitous decline, prompting the creation of community-based organizations (CBOs) that sought to bring direly needed resources back to the inner city. Today there are tens of thousands of these CBOs—private nonprofit groups that work diligently within tight budgets to give assistance and opportunity to our most vulnerable citizens by providing services such as housing, child care, and legal aid. Through ethnographic ... More

Keywords: investment capital, urban neighborhoods, community-based organizations, inner city, CBOs, private nonprofit groups, vulnerable citizens, housing, child care, legal aid

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780226509068
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226509082.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicole P. Marwell, author