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Polis: Fordham Series in Urban Studies

Edited by Daniel J. Monti, Saint Louis University

POLIS will address the question of what makes a good community and how urban dwellers succeed and fail to live up to the idea that people from various backgrounds and levels of society can live together effectively, if not always congenially. The province of no one discipline, we are searching for authors in fields as diverse as American Studies, Anthropology, History, Political Science, Sociology, and Urban Studies and who can write for both academic and informed lay audiences. Our objective is to celebrate and critically assess the customary ways in which urbanites make the world corrigible for themselves and the other kinds of people with whom they come into contact every day.

To this end we will publish both book-length manuscripts and a series of “digital shorts” focusing on case studies of groups, locales, and events that provide clues to how urban people accomplish this delicate and exciting task. We expect to publish one or two books every year but a larger number of “digital shorts.” The digital shorts will be 20,000 words or less and have a strong narrative voice.

Series Advisory Board

Michael Ian Borer, University of Nevada—Las Vegas

Japonica Brown-Saracino, Boston University

Michael Goodman, Public Policy Center at UMass Dartmouth

Scott Hanson, The University of Pennsylvania

Annika Hinze, Fordham University

Elaine Lewinnek, California State University—Fullerton

Ben Looker, Saint Louis University

Ali Modarres, University of Washington—Tacoma

Bruce O’Neil, Saint Louis University