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The Levittowners: Ways of Life and Politics in a New Suburban Community

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In 1955, Levitt and Sons purchased most of Willingboro Township, New Jersey and built 11,000 homes. This, their third Levittown, became the site of one of urban sociology's most famous community studies, Herbert J. Gans's The Levittowners . The product of two years of living in Levittown, the work chronicles the invention of a new community and its major institutions, the beginnings of social and political life, and the former city residents' adaptation to suburban living. Gans uses his research to reject the charge that ...

The Levittowners: Ways of Life and Politics in a New Suburban Community 2017, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231178877

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The Levittowners: Ways of Life and Politics in a New Suburban Community 1982, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231055710

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Levittowners: Ways of Life and Politics in a New Suburban Community 1969, Random House Trade

ISBN-13: 9780394704913

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