The Resource Dark age ahead, Jane Jacobs

Dark age ahead, Jane Jacobs

Label
Dark age ahead
Title
Dark age ahead
Statement of responsibility
Jane Jacobs
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Publisher's description: Visionary thinker Jane Jacobs uses her authoritative work on urban life and economies to show us how we can protect and strengthen our culture and communities. In Dark Age Ahead, Jane Jacobs identifies five pillars of our culture that we depend on but which are in serious decline: community and family; higher education; the effective practice of science; taxation and government; and self-policing by learned professions. The decay of these pillars, Jacobs contends, is behind such ills as environmental crisis, racism and the growing gulf between rich and poor; their continued degradation could lead us into a new Dark Age, a period of cultural collapse in which all that keeps a society alive and vibrant is forgotten. But this is a hopeful book as well as a warning. Jacobs draws on her vast frame of reference -- from fifteenth-century Chinese shipbuilding to zoning regulations in Brampton, Ontario -- and in highly readable, invigorating prose offers proposals that could arrest the cycles of decay and turn them into beneficent ones. Wise, worldly, full of real-life examples and accessible concepts, this book is an essential read for perilous times
Summary
Takes a close-up look at the patterns of dark ages throughout human history and applies these patterns to five key institutions of contemporary North American civilization to reveal why weaknesses in these institutions warn of a coming dark age
Award
Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing (Canada), 2004.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
263353
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1916-2006
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jacobs, Jane
Dewey number
901
Index
index present
LC call number
CB19
LC item number
.J33 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Regression (Civilization)
  • Civilization
  • HISTORY / General
  • Civilization
  • Regression (Civilization)
  • Civilização (filosofia)
  • Regressão (civilização)
  • Déclin de la civilisation
  • Civilisation
  • Philosophie
  • Civilisation moderne
  • Amérique du Nord
Target audience
adult
Label
Dark age ahead, Jane Jacobs
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
The hazard -- Families rigged to fail -- Credentialing versus educating -- Science abandoned -- Dumbed-down taxes -- Self-policing subverted -- Unwinding vicious spirals -- Dark age patterns
Control code
ocn745912430
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st Vintage books ed.
Extent
1 online resource (241 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307425454
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00170103
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 457843
  • 4CB23E87-6429-4E18-806F-F11E4165F960
Label
Dark age ahead, Jane Jacobs
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
The hazard -- Families rigged to fail -- Credentialing versus educating -- Science abandoned -- Dumbed-down taxes -- Self-policing subverted -- Unwinding vicious spirals -- Dark age patterns
Control code
ocn745912430
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st Vintage books ed.
Extent
1 online resource (241 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307425454
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00170103
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 457843
  • 4CB23E87-6429-4E18-806F-F11E4165F960

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