After 133 years of operation, the 2009 closure of Ontario’s government-run institutions for people with intellectual disabilities has allowed accounts of those affected to emerge. Madeline Burghardt draws from narratives of institutional survivors, their siblings, and their parents to examine the far- reaching consequences of institutionalization due to intellectual difference. Beginning with a thorough history of the rise of institutions as a system to manage difference, Broken provides an overview of the development of institutions in Ontario and examines the socio-political conditions leading to families’ decisions to institutionalize their children. Through this explo- ration, other themes emerge, including the historical and arbitrary construc- tion of intellectual disability and the resulting segregation of those considered a threat to the well-being of the family and society; the overlap between insti- tutionalization and the workings of capitalism; and contemporaneous prac- tices of segregation in Canadian history, such as Indian residential schools. Drawing from people’s direct, lived experiences, the second half of the book gathers poignant accounts of institutionalization’s cascading effects on family relationships and understandings of disability, ranging from stories of per- sonal loss and confusion to family breakage. Adding to a growing body of work addressing Canada’s treatment of historically marginalized peoples, Broken exposes the consequences of policy based on socio-political constructions of disability and difference, and of the fundamentally unjust premise of institutionalization. Madeline C. Burghardt is an instructor in the School of Health Policy and Management at York University. The steep rise in neighborhood associations in post-Katrina New Orleans is commonly presented in starkly positive or negative terms – either romanti- cized narratives of community influence or dismissals of false consciousness and powerlessness to elite interests. In A Neighborhood Politics of Last Resort Stephen Danley offers a messier and ultimately more complete picture of these groups as simultaneously cru- cial but tenuous social actors. Through a comparative case study based on extensive fieldwork in post-Katrina New Orleans, Danley follows activists in their efforts to rebuild their communities, while also examining the dark underbelly of nimbyism (“not in my backyard”), characterized by racism and classism. He elucidates how neighborhood activists were tremendously inspired in their defense of their communities, at times outwitting developers or other perceived threats to neighborhood life, but they could be equally creative in discriminating against potential neighbors and fighting to keep others out of their communities. Considering the plight of grassroots activism in the context of national and global urban challenges, A Neighborhood Politics of Last Resort immerses the reader in the daily minutiae of post-Katrina life to reveal how multiple groups responded to the same crisis with inconsistent and often ad-hoc approaches, visions, and results. Stephen Danley is assistant professor of public policy and administration at Rutgers University–Camden. 2 8 M Q U P F A L L 2 0 1 8 S P E C I F I C AT I O N S P1wt55l@daapO.Wv..01toraCZPaCt1o5Z6asDt1a.Z6rdCta.ZtpZr$aZQt.r0sfZ0)ZPaCt1tpa4 Qao5r$4ZopCZ601tarf November 2018 -i2l9lii87l7S28lcZZuc-n-7vZbmU4Zuc-n-7vZA64Zgccn--ZZ3o3as -i2l9lii87l7S2cl7ZZu,,9n996ZbmU4Zu,,9n996ZA64Zg2Sn99ZZ150r$ hZBZ-ZZc7h33ZZZZZ a:00£ZoDot5oT5a S P E C I F I C AT I O N S P1wt55l@daapO.Z6rdCta.ZtpZAsTopZw0Daspop1a November 2018 -i2l9lii87l7S2-lSZZu8cn-7vZbmU4ZucSn-7NZA64Zg,2n--ZZ3o3as -i2l9lii87l7S22liZZu,,9n996ZbmU4Zu,,9n996ZA64Zg2Sn99ZZ150r$ hZBZ-ZZc,h33ZZZZZ a:00£ZoDot5oT5a Broken Institutions, Families, and the Construction of Intellectual Disability madeline c. burghardt An exploration of the impact of institutionalization in the lives of Canadian families. A Neighborhood Politics of Last Resort Post-Katrina New Orleans and the Right to the City stephen danley The fragility of social justice and democracy within place-based movements. D I S A B I L I T Y S T U D I E S • S O C I O L O G Y U R B A N S T U D I E S • S O C I O L O G Y