Philadelphia Voices, Philadelphia Visions

No longer active. Philadelphia has always been a city that has embraced a richness of voice and vision, defying attempts to define it in a one-dimensional frame. Books in this series, Philadelphia Voices, Philadelphia Visions, edited by David W. Bartelt, will give voice to the diverse communities and perspectives that help define the city, and to address public issues that the city's community, civic and academic leadership raise in the public arena. The series is interdisciplinary, encompassing discussions of social divisions, cultural heterogeneity, and the importance of popular culture as expressions of communities that critique, celebrate, and continually reconstitute the Philadelphia region. 

Global Philadelphia

Immigrant Communities Old and New

Edited by Ayumi Takenaka and Mary Osirim

A comprehensive analysis of the processes and consequences of immigration to Philadelphia over time

320 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 tables, 10 figures, 4 halftones, 3 maps


Pushing Back the Gates

Neighborhood Perspectives on University-Driven Revitalization in West Philadelphia

Harley F. Etienne

A critical study of university-driven development from the neighborhood resident's perspective

192 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


Restructuring the Philadelphia Region

Metropolitan Divisions and Inequality

Carolyn Adams, David Bartelt, and Ira Goldstein

Looking for regional solutions to local limitations of opportunity in education, jobs and housing

248 pages | 6 x 9 | 47 tables, 38 halftones, 26 maps


Social Capital in the City

Community and Civic Life in Philadelphia

Edited by Richardson Dilworth

The first interdisciplinary work to examine "social capital" in a single city

256 pages | 6 x 9 | 9 tables, 1 figs., 3 halftones, 1 maps