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Dreaming Suburbia: Detroit and the Production of Postwar Space and Culture (African American Life)

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Dreaming Suburbia is a cultural and historical interpretation of the political economy of postwar American suburbanization. Questions of race, class, and gender are explored through novels, film, television and social criticism where suburbia features as a central theme. Although suburbanization had important implications for cities and for the geo-politics of race, critical considerations of race and urban culture often receive insufficient attention in cultural studies of suburbia. This book puts these questions back in the frame by focusing on Detroit, Dearborn and Ford history, and the local suburbs of Inkster and Garden City. Covering such topics as the political and cultural economy of suburban sprawl, the interdependence of city and suburb, and local acts of violence and crises during the 1967 riots, the text examines the making of a physical place, its cultural effects and social exclusions. The perspectives of cultural history, American studies, social science, and urban studies give Dreaming Suburbia an interdisciplinary appeal.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780814332283
Author:
Kenyon, Amy Maria
Publisher:
Wayne State University Press
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
History
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
United States - State & Local - Midwest
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1945 to 2000)
Subject:
United States Social conditions 1945-
Subject:
Suburban life -- United States -- History.
Subject:
World History-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
African American Life
Publication Date:
20040931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
214
Dimensions:
9.04x6.24x.47 in. .69 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Economics » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Urban Studies » General
History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

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