syllabus faculty readings links

Books will include:


Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States, by Kenneth Jackson, Oxford University Press, 1985


Daughters of Suburbia: Growing Up White, Middle Class, and Female by Lorraine Delia Kenny, Rutgers University Press, 2000


Rooted in the Land, By William Vitek and Wes Jackson, Yale Univ Pr; 1996


Suburban Nation The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream, by Duany, Plater-Zyberk, Speck, North Point Press; 2001


Black Wealth, White Wealth A New Perspective on Racial Inequality, by Melvin L. Oliver, Thomas M. Shapiro, Routledge; 1997

Plus, one novel of the student's choice, from this list:


Babbitt, by Sinclair Lewis

The Sportswriter, by Richard Ford

Revolutionary Road, by Richard Yates

Lynden Hills, by Gloria Naylor

The Buddha of Suburbia, by Hanif Kurieshi



SubUrBia, by Eric Bogosian



An American Childhood, by Annie Dillard