This week let’s use the crowdsource to discuss Peter Eisinger’s piece, “The Politics of Bread and Circuses: Building the City for the Visitor Class”. We will use this crowdsource as a way of making sense of his argument together.
Specifically, the chapter speaks to the political-economic changes taking place in NYC beginning in the 1980s. Eisinger’s piece will only make sense if you read the assigned readings this week in order. They take you through the last nearly 100 years of urban development, and in that context, Eisinger’s piece becomes more significant. What is Eisinger’s argument? What is he talking about? What do you find interesting, confusing, intriguing, or complicated. What passages stand out to you as significant and why?
Remember, this is a collective/group project, so you don’t need to respond to each of the prompts listed above – together we should respond to these questions. In that regard, you should read others comments and add to the conversation (not repeat a point someone already made). This may be responding to someone’s comment, or answering/trying to answer a question posed by another student, or questioning a point made by another student.
REMINDER: You are not posting to the blog for this assignment. You will include your thoughts and responses in the comments section of this post.
Comments due by 12noon, Sunday 9/18/16
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Image Information: circa 1955: Aerial view of
Yankee Stadium and Polo Grounds, New York City.
(Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)