Coverart for item
The Resource Bulls markets : Chicago's basketball business and the new inequality, Sean Dinces

Bulls markets : Chicago's basketball business and the new inequality, Sean Dinces

Label
Bulls markets : Chicago's basketball business and the new inequality
Title
Bulls markets
Title remainder
Chicago's basketball business and the new inequality
Statement of responsibility
Sean Dinces
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The 1990s were a glorious time for the Chicago Bulls, an age of historic championships and all-time basketball greats like Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan. It seemed only fitting that city, county, and state officials would assist the team owners in constructing a sparkling new venue to house this incredible team that was identified worldwide with Chicago. That arena, the United Center, is the focus of Bulls Markets, an unvarnished look at the economic and political choices that forever reshaped one of America<U+0019>s largest cities--arguably for the worse. Sean Dinces shows how the construction of the United Center reveals the fundamental problems with neoliberal urban development. The pitch for building the arena was fueled by promises of private funding and equitable revitalization in a long blighted neighborhood. However, the effort was funded in large part by municipal tax breaks that few ordinary Chicagoans knew about, and that wound up exacerbating the rising problems of gentrification and wealth stratification. In this portrait of the construction of the United Center and the urban life that developed around it, Dinces starkly depicts a pattern of inequity that has become emblematic of contemporary American cities: governments and sports franchises collude to provide amenities for the wealthy at the expense of poorer citizens, diminishing their experiences as fan and--far worse--creating an urban environment that is regulated and surveilled for the comfort and protection of that same moneyed elite
Member of
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dinces, Sean,
Dewey number
796.323/640977311
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GV885.52.C45
LC item number
D46 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Historical studies of urban America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chicago Bulls (Basketball team)
  • United Center (Chicago, Ill.)
  • Basketball
  • Arenas
  • Near West Side (Chicago, Ill.)
Label
Bulls markets : Chicago's basketball business and the new inequality, Sean Dinces
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Bullish on image: basketball and the promotion of postindustrial Chicago -- "Normally, heroes cost you money": Bulls fans in the new Gilded Age -- The Bulls as "good business": the United Center and redeveloping Chicago's Near West Side -- Anchor or shipwreck? the United Center and economic development in West Haven -- "Peanut envy": the United Center's war against sidewalk vendors -- "Nothing but net profits": public dollars and tax policy at the United Center -- Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 304 pages
Isbn
9780226583211
Lccn
2018007917
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028643295
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • on1027772868
  • (OCoLC)1027772868
  • 2540856
Label
Bulls markets : Chicago's basketball business and the new inequality, Sean Dinces
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Bullish on image: basketball and the promotion of postindustrial Chicago -- "Normally, heroes cost you money": Bulls fans in the new Gilded Age -- The Bulls as "good business": the United Center and redeveloping Chicago's Near West Side -- Anchor or shipwreck? the United Center and economic development in West Haven -- "Peanut envy": the United Center's war against sidewalk vendors -- "Nothing but net profits": public dollars and tax policy at the United Center -- Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 304 pages
Isbn
9780226583211
Lccn
2018007917
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028643295
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • on1027772868
  • (OCoLC)1027772868
  • 2540856

Library Locations

    • Myers ParkBorrow it
      1361 Queens Road, Charlotte, NC, 28207, US
      35.1964537 -80.8295867
    • MatthewsBorrow it
      230 Matthews Station St., Matthews, NC, 28105, US
      35.1160092 -80.720516
    • South County RegionalBorrow it
      5801 Rea Road, Charlotte, NC, 28277, US
      35.086541 -80.8137402
Processing Feedback ...