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by John Arena

eBook Driven from New Orleans: How Nonprofits Betray Public Housing and Promote Privatization epub
  • ISBN: 0816677468
  • Author: John Arena
  • Genre: History
  • Subcategory: Americas
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press; 1 edition (July 31, 2012)
  • Pages: 344 pages
  • ePUB size: 1401 kb
  • FB2 size 1135 kb
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John Arena has written an important book on an important topic. New Orleans stands out because of the travesty associated with Hurricane Katrina; however, Driven from New Orleans tells a much deeper and broader story that could be replicated in many cities

John Arena has written an important book on an important topic. New Orleans stands out because of the travesty associated with Hurricane Katrina; however, Driven from New Orleans tells a much deeper and broader story that could be replicated in many cities.

and conflicts, John Arena’s book is based on participation in many conflicts over public housing but is. also able to situate these in a long struggle over public housing and redevelopment in New Orleans. And. indeed, Arena’s participation as an activist enables him to provide a compelling narrative that reveals. This book is an introduction to therapy (CBT), covering both its theoretical and practical aspects.

John Arena-a longtime community and labor activist in New Orleans-explores this drastic change in Driven from New Orleans, exposing the social disaster visited on the city’s black urban poor long before the natural disaster of Katrina magnified their plight. Arena argues that the key to understanding New Orleans’s public housing transformation from public to private is the co-optation of grassroots activists into a government and foundation-funded nonprofit complex.

Driven from New Orleans book. At a certain point in New Orleans, this became centralized in public housing developments, which elites saw as obstacles to economic regeneration, standing in the way of redevelopment plans. This background helped me think critically about the sensationalism of public housing projects as doomed sites.

How Nonprofits Betray Public Housing and Promote Privatization. How public housing advocates in New Orleans became active supporters of privatization. Driven from New Orleans explores the drastic transformation of New Orleans’s public housing from public to private in the early 1980s, exposing the social disaster visited on the city’s black urban poor long before Katrina. John Arena reveals the true nature-and cost-of reforms promoted by an alliance of a neoliberal government, nonprofits, community activists, and powerful real estate interests.

InDriven from New Orleans, John Arena focuses on the contradictory role of nonprofits in facilitating the consensual removal of poor, black residents from inner-city spaces as the result of the privatisation and demolition of public housing.

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In the early 1980s the tenant leaders of the New Orleans St. Thomas public housing development and their activist allies were militant, uncompromising defenders of the city's public housing communities.

Jay is the author of the important 2012 book "Driven from New Orleans: How Nonprofits Betray Public Housing and Promote Privatization. Eric and Jay outline the causes of the political crisis, the corporatization and privatization of the city, and much more. As always, intro and outtro from David Vest. Musical interludes from Billie Holiday & Louis Armstrong, and Dr. John. External metadata update. 2019-03-27T03:07:52Z.

In the early 1980s the tenant leaders of the New Orleans St. Thomas public housing development and their activist allies were militant, uncompromising defenders of the city’s public housing communities. Yet ten years later these same leaders became actively involved in a planning effort to privatize and downsize their community—an effort that would drastically reduce the number of affordable apartments. What happened? John Arena—a longtime community and labor activist in New Orleans—explores this drastic change in Driven from New Orleans, exposing the social disaster visited on the city’s black urban poor long before the natural disaster of Katrina magnified their plight.

Arena argues that the key to understanding New Orleans’s public housing transformation from public to private is the co-optation of grassroots activists into a government and foundation-funded nonprofit complex. He shows how the nonprofit model created new political allegiances and financial benefits for activists, moving them into a strategy of insider negotiations that put the profit-making agenda of real estate interests above the material needs of black public housing residents. In their turn, white developers and the city’s black political elite embraced this newfound political “realism” because it legitimized the regressive policies of removing poor people and massively downsizing public housing, all in the guise of creating a new racially integrated, “mixed-income” community.

In tracing how this shift occurred, Driven from New Orleans reveals the true nature, and the true cost, of reforms promoted by an alliance of a neoliberal government, nonprofits, community activists, and powerful real estate interests.

Comments: (3)
Yalone
John Arena delves into an area of the Nonprofit Development Complex that is rarely written about, and he does so in compelling detail. He gives form to the idea that truth is stranger than fiction.

I'm very surprised that he outed so many people by name, he must have made a lot of enemies in the process of publishing this book, which makes the fact that it exists even more appreciable.
uspeh
This book is must read for scholars or activists interested in the connections between neoliberalism, racism, gentrification, and nonprofits.
Wrathmaster
I am one of the many who tried to take a firm stand against the tearing down of New Orleans Public housing and this book describes and analyzes what happened better than any other!
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