The Resource Beautiful wasteland : the rise of Detroit as America's postindustrial frontier, Rebecca J. Kinney

Beautiful wasteland : the rise of Detroit as America's postindustrial frontier, Rebecca J. Kinney

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Beautiful wasteland : the rise of Detroit as America's postindustrial frontier
Title
Beautiful wasteland
Title remainder
the rise of Detroit as America's postindustrial frontier
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Rebecca J. Kinney
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Language
eng
Summary
"The first book to analyze how contemporary ideas of Detroit circulate in popular culture in order to map the extension of the mythology of the frontier in American culture. Kinney analyzes a cross-section of twentieth and twenty first century cultural locations--an internet web forum, architectural photography, advertising and commercial culture, documentary film, and print and online media--to reveal the continued process of racialization in stories we tell about the rise, fall, and potential for rise again in Detroit. Kinney argues that the contemporary stories produced and told about Detroit enable the erasure of white privilege and systemic racism in the past and the present. By situating Detroit as a 'beautiful wasteland, ' both desirable and distressed, the author shows how the narrative of ruin and possibility form a mutually constituted relationship: the city is possible precisely because of its perceived ruin. As an interdisciplinary text that weaves together popular narratives and visual stories to the scholarly conversations on racial formation, urban development, and urban history, Kinney illuminates the interplay between history and culture in the twenty first century American city. Beautiful Wasteland will appeal to a wide cross-section of audiences including: scholars of Ethnic Studies, American Studies, Popular Culture, Urban Studies. Additionally its compelling and easily accessible case studies make it an accessible book for lay audiences and use in introductory courses"--Author's website
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YDX
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1979-
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Kinney, Rebecca J.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
F574.D44
LC item number
K56 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Detroit (Mich.)
  • Public opinion
  • Popular culture
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Racism in popular culture
  • Detroit (Mich.)
  • Detroit (Mich.)
  • Detroit (Mich.)
  • City and town life
  • Urban renewal
  • City and town life
  • Economic history
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Popular culture
  • Public opinion
  • Race relations
  • Racism in popular culture
  • Social conditions
  • Urban renewal
  • Michigan
  • United States
  • HISTORY / United States / State & Local / General
  • HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography
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Beautiful wasteland : the rise of Detroit as America's postindustrial frontier, Rebecca J. Kinney
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Building a beautiful wasteland -- It's turned into a race thing : white innocence and the old neighborhood -- Picturing ruin and possibility : the rise of the postindustrial frontier -- Fanning the embers : branding Detroit as a phoenix rising -- Flickers of the American dream : filming possibility in decline -- Feeding Detroit's rise : provisions for urban pioneers -- Conclusion: The strait : a tale of two cities
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781452953380
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt1frnjdr
System control number
  • (OCoLC)959274987
  • (OCoLC)ocn959274987
Label
Beautiful wasteland : the rise of Detroit as America's postindustrial frontier, Rebecca J. Kinney
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Building a beautiful wasteland -- It's turned into a race thing : white innocence and the old neighborhood -- Picturing ruin and possibility : the rise of the postindustrial frontier -- Fanning the embers : branding Detroit as a phoenix rising -- Flickers of the American dream : filming possibility in decline -- Feeding Detroit's rise : provisions for urban pioneers -- Conclusion: The strait : a tale of two cities
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781452953380
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt1frnjdr
System control number
  • (OCoLC)959274987
  • (OCoLC)ocn959274987

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