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My Kind of Town Chicago

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book,My Kind of Town
Date: 
2010
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My Kind of Town, Chicago is a fascinating collection of little-known anecdotes, legends, untold stories, and fascinating facts about the Windy City. From the popular Armchair Reader series, this source of Chicago factual fun will delight and inform the curious of all ages. Much has been said about the city of Chicago it s a Midwestern metropolis, the third-largest city in the United States, and a hub of commerce and culture rising from the shores of Lake Michigan. Indeed, there s plenty to talk about: the Great Chicago Fire, the World s Fair of 1893, windy politics, stunning architecture, and more. This book is all things Chicago from its history, sports, and politics to its food, neighborhoods and music. Each topic is covered concisely in a few pages, so you can pick up My Kind of Town, Chicago anytime, anywhere to quench your thirst for Chicago-related knowledge. You ll get a unique taste of the Windy City, past and present, from each interesting tidbit. My Kind of Town, Chicago includes: A wide range of Chicago trivia presented in a clear and entertaining format Information on Chicago stars, legends, and titans of business, including Marshall Field, Oprah Winfrey, Resurrection Mary, and the city s most famous ghost Fast Facts pages that offer tidbits about Chicago sports, politics, history, and more You Can Thank Chicago, which details Chicago s wide range of contributions to the world, including Twinkies, Tinkertoys, and the skyscraper Chicago s ludicrous laws, like a $5 penalty against anyone who throws a rock or casts a stone in public Timelines that highlight key points in the city s history
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1605531022
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Fwd: Museums: Small 2017

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IL Park Ridge
United States
US
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book,Quinn
Date: 
2017
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Language matters / Javairia Shahid -- Welcome / Floating Museum -- Introduction / Sarita Hernández -- Value of Small Things -- The Society of Smallness : a brief history / Georgina Valverde -- Life in miniature : an ode to the Thorne Rooms / Elizabeth Lalley -- Fresh Theft : consuming art / Yasmin Zacaria Mitchel -- Small things with great love : an art department-library exhibition initiative / Jane Darcovich -- A conversation by the Loo on small artist-run spaces / Noora Al Balushi with Paul Hopkin and Jeffrey Grauel -- Engagement -- Lift to release / Juan Camilo Guzmán -- Expanding care : curation in the age of engagement / Aletheia Wittman -- Panopitcan't, Structures of power / Silvia Inés Gonzalez -- Small objects, big impact / Laura Phillips -- Marginalization -- The art museum chasm / Marjorie Schwarzer -- Critical narratives of the marginalized / Karen Vidángos -- La Madre Chiquita / William Camargo -- The world in a box / Tim Gorichanaz -- Location -- Compressed, compact, concise, and refined : a museum in Switzerland / Deniz Balik -- Air, water, and earth : lessons on communication from a museum in the mountains / Michelle Dezember -- Open table / Roni Packer -- Hong Kong identity : utilizing the small to challenge the big / Benjamin J. Hruska -- The fine art of reduction : diminishment, distance and Taylor's Panorama of Sydney -- Disturbing histories -- Book review : Museums, Heritage and Indigenous voice : decolonizing engagement / Alexis Mixon -- Selections from Focusing (Vol II) / Alejandro T. Acierto -- Book review : Bone Rooms : from scientific racism to human prehistory in museums / Benjamin L. Locke -- Confronting the holocaust : immersive counter-memorials as sites of collective memory / Lillian Hussong -- The white palace of the west / Jonathan Kelley.
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Fwd: Museums : Inaugurations 2016

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IL Park Ridge
United States
US
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book,Quinn
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2016
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"Museums, like all other social institutions, reflect the tensions and contradictions of their times. The Museum and Exhibition Studies (MUSE) Graduate Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago proposes that museum problems, including declining attendance, homogenous employee and visitor demographics, and inequitable workplaces, and are deeply seeded in the field and its professions and that remedies will require radical reimagining and change. Responding to the urgencies of the moment and recognizing the need to transform museums and our cultural work within their spaces, MUSE offers this new journal. Fwd: Museums signals a desire to lift up and forward ideas that might push our collective thinking about cultural work. This volume explores the theme of inaugurations, or firsts and beginnings, with over 20 contributions from scholars and creative practitioners."--Amazon.
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English
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About the editor, Therese Quinn: "The author and editor of several books, including Art and Social Justice Education: Culture as Commons (with Lisa Hochtritt and John Ploof) and Sexualities in Education: A Reader (with Erica R. Meiners), and articles in QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking, the Journal of Museum Education, the Abolitionist: A Publication of Critical Resistance, the Monthly Review, Curriculum Inquiry, and Workplace: A Journal for Academic Labor, Therese Quinn is an Associate Professor of Art History and Director of Museum and Exhibition Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and serves on the Executive Board of her faculty union."--Page 240.
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The Encyclopedia of Chicago

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book,Grossman
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2004
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"Developed by the Newberry Library with the cooperation of the Chicago Historical Society, The Encyclopedia of Chicago is the definitive historical reference on metropolitan Chicago. More than a decade in the making, the Encyclopedia brings together hundreds of historians, journalists, and experts on everything from airlines to Zoroastrians to explore all aspects of the rich world of Chicagoland, from its geological prehistory to the present." "The main alphabetical section of the Encyclopedia, comprising more than 1,400 entries, covers the full range of Chicago's neighborhoods, suburbs, and ethnic groups as well as the city's cultural institutions, technology and science, architecture, religions, immigration, transportation, business history, labor, music, health and medicine, and hundreds of other topics. The Encyclopedia has the widest geographical reach of any city encyclopedia of its kind, encompassing eight of the region's counties, including suburbs. Nearly 400 thumbnail maps pinpoint Chicago neighborhoods and suburban municipalities; these maps are complemented by hundreds of black-and-white and color photographs and thematic maps that bring the history of metropolitan Chicago to life. Additionally, contributors have provided lengthy interpretive essays - woven into the alphabetical section but set off graphically - that take a long view of such topics as the built environment, literary images of Chicago, and the city's legendary and passionate sports culture." "The Encyclopedia also offers a comprehensive biographical dictionary of more than 2,000 individuals important to Chicago history and a detailed listing of approximately 250 of the city's historically significant business enterprises. A color insert features a timeline of Chicago history and photo essays exploring nine pivotal years in this history."--Jacket.
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0226310159
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Looking Backward : True Stories from Chicago's Jewish Past

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book, Roth
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2002
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The history of Jews in Chicago is a fascinating, complex and largely unknown story. Thanks to the unstinting efforts of Walter Roth, much of this history has been preserved. Now, for the first time, this material has been distilled into a single volume, chronicling events and people from the late nineteenth century to the end of World War II. There are six broad themes, each of which includes several essays: the first of which is "Chicago Jews and the Secular City: Builders, Movers, Shakers" about HL Mettes' huge 1924 history of Chicago Jews; financier Lazarus Silverman; the U of C Centennial; Jewish participation in the World's Columbian Exposition; Julius Rosenwald and the Museum of Science & Industry and the Jewish Day Pageant at the Century of Progress in 1933. The other five themes are "Chicago Jews and Anti-Semitism: Tragedy Abroad, Challenges at Home"; "Chicago Jews and Zionism: Local Idealists"; "Chicago Jews and Zionism: Renowned Visitors"; "Chicago Jews and the Arts: The Page and the Stage" and "Chicago Jews on Both Sides of the Law: Colorful Characters. "Anyone interested in Chicago history, ethnic history, Jewish history, will find Looking Backward a fascinating and informative read.
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Women's growth in connection : writings from the Stone Center

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book, Jordan
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1991
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The development of women's sense of self / Jean Baker Miller -- Women and empathy : implications for psychological development and psychotherapy / Judith V. Jordan, Janet L. Surrey, Alexandra G. Kaplan -- The "self-in-relation" : a theory of women's development / Janet L. Surrey -- Empathy and self boundaries / Judith V. Jordan -- The meaning of mutuality / Judith V. Jordan -- Beyond the Oedipus complex : mothers and daughters / Irene P. Stiver -- Women's self development in late adolescence / Alexandra G. Kaplan, Rona Klein, Nancy Gleason -- The meanings of "dependency" in female-male relationships / Irene P. Stiver -- Relationship and empowerment / Janet L. Surrey -- The construction of anger in women and men Women and power / Jean Baker Miller -- The "self-in-relation" : implications for depression in women / Alexandra G. Kaplan -- Work inhibitions in women / Irene P. Stiver -- Eating patterns as a reflection of women's development / Janet L. Surrey -- The meaning of care : reframing treatment models / Irene P. Stiver -- Female or male therapists for women : new formulations / Alexandra G. Kaplan -- Empathy, mutuality and therapeutic change : clinical implications of a relational model / Judith V. Jordan.
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Why have women been so consistently defined as deficient in maturity, self-mastery, and independence according to the models of human development inspired by male culture? The authors of WOMEN'S GROWTH IN CONNECTION, a sampling of the influential working papers from the Stone Center, Wellesley College, have sought to answer this question by studying developmental theory and reformulating it to reflect women's experience more accurately. These papers, about women's ways of being in the world, frame an innovative relational perspective on women's psychological development. The authors--clinicians, clinical supervisors, and teachers--have been searching for therapeutic models that take into account women's meaning systems, values, and organization of experiences, all of which often revolves around relationships rather than the self. By offering a new perspective on women's development, WOMEN'S GROWTH IN CONNECTION stands at the forefront of the ongoing feminist movement to examine and reshape psychological theory and practice. The authors offer this volume as an invitation to the reader to join in the building of new models of women's development.
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9780898624656
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Passport's guide to Ethnic Chicago : a complete guide to the many faces & cultures of Chicago

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book,Lindberg
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1993
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This unique book takes travelers to exotic locations and foreign cultures as seen in Chicago restaurants, shops, galleries, parades, pageants, and festivals.
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John Lavalie

Forever Open, Clear, and Free: the Struggle for Chicago's Lakefront

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book, Wille
Date: 
1991
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2nd
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Of the thirty miles of Lake Michigan shoreline within the city limits of Chicago, twenty-four miles is public park land. The crown jewels of its park system, the lakefront parks bewitch natives and visitors alike with their brisk winds, shady trees, sandy beaches, and rolling waves. Like most good things, the protection of the lakefront parks didn't come easy, and this book chronicles the hard-fought and never-ending battles Chicago citizens have waged to keep them "forever open, clear, and free." Illustrated with historic and contemporary photographs, Wille's book tells how Chicago's lakefront has survived a century of development. The story serves as a warning to anyone who thinks the struggle for the lakefront is over, or who takes for granted the beauty of its public beaches and parks. "A thoroughly fascinating and well-documented narrative which draws the reader into the sights, smells and sounds of Chicago's story. . . . Everyone who cares about the development of land and its conservation will benefit from reading Miss Wille's book."--Daniel J. Shannon, Architectural Forum "Not only good reading, it is also a splendid example of how to equip concerned citizens for their necessary participation in the politics of planning and a more livable environment."--Library Journal
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The Marshall Fields

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book, Madsen
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2002
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A classic American success story with a twist Like J. P. Morgan, John D. Rockefeller, and Andrew Carnegie, Marshall Field was one of the overlords of triumphant capitalism in the Gilded Age of the late nineteenth century. However, his phenomenal wealth and generous philanthropy masked a disastrous personal life. Deserted by his wife and alienated from his children, the founder of the Field dynasty left a legacy of immense wealth and misery to match. The Marshall Fields recounts the classic tale of Field s spectacular success as well as the tragic story of a man who, while making millions by knowing what women wanted, had no inkling of his own wife s emotional needs. This revealing account follows the next five generations of the Field family, concentrating on the most important and controversial figures in each generation. What emerges is a startling saga of money, madness, and mystery. From the son who may have been shot by a chorus girl to the great-great grandson who used his millions to create Hollywood fantasies, Field s descendants have caromed wildly between rebellion and folly. Their story offers a new and penetrating take on wealth, success, and the nightmare that often accompanies the American dream.
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0471024937
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