Jodie Adams Kirshner is a research professor at New York University, a lecturer in international bankruptcy law at Columbia University Law School, writer, and author of the book Broke: Hardship and Resilience in a City of Broken Promises.
In her new book Broke: Hardship and Resilience in a City of Broken Promise (St. Martin's Press, 2019), Jodie Adams Kirshner tells the story of the people of Detroit before, during, and after its bankruptcy, offering lessons about urban governance, post-industrial economics, development, and the usefulness of bankruptcy itself as a tool to aid U.S. cities. Join us to hear the fascinating, infuriating, and heartbreaking stories of Detroiters struggling to build better lives for themselves and their neighborhoods. Stephen Pimpare is Senior Lecturer in the Politics & Society Program and Faculty Fellow at the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire. He is the author of The New Victorians (New Press, 2004), A People’s History of Poverty in America (New Press, 2008), winner of the Michael Harrington Award, and Ghettos, Tramps and Welfare Queens: Down and Out on the Silver Screen (Oxford, 2017). Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/finance
In her new book Broke: Hardship and Resilience in a City of Broken Promise (St. Martin's Press, 2019), Jodie Adams Kirshner tells the story of the people of Detroit before, during, and after its bankruptcy, offering lessons about urban governance, post-industrial economics, development, and the usefulness of bankruptcy itself as a tool to aid U.S. cities. Join us to hear the fascinating, infuriating, and heartbreaking stories of Detroiters struggling to build better lives for themselves and their neighborhoods.Stephen Pimpare is Senior Lecturer in the Politics & Society Program and Faculty Fellow at the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire. He is the author of The New Victorians (New Press, 2004), A People’s History of Poverty in America (New Press, 2008), winner of the Michael Harrington Award, and Ghettos, Tramps and Welfare Queens: Down and Out on the Silver Screen (Oxford, 2017). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today’s author interview guest is Jodie Adams Kirshner, author of Broke: Hardship and Resilience in a City...
Law professor and bankruptcy expert Jodie Adams Kirshner discusses Broke: Hardship and Resilience in a City of Broken Promises, which Kirkus calls, “Eye-opening and sometimes heartbreaking …. A significant work of social sciences and urban studies” (starred review). Then our editors join with their reading recommendations for the week, including books by Kwame Mbalia, Lance Rubin, and Leigh Bardugo.
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