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Detroit Resurgent

$29.95 Hardcover

Written By:

Gilles Perrin, Nicole Ewenczyk, Howard Bossen, John P.Beck,

Published By:

Michigan State Univ Pr, 04/01/2014

Product Details:

xvii, 174 pages : 11.50 H x 1.00 D x 9.00 W inches 2.46 lbs.

Detroit is frequently viewed as a city where hope has been lost, government is totally dysfunctional, and the infrastructure is beyond repair. For far too many people around the world, the Motor City is perceived as a city whose greatness is in distant memory. Detroit Resurgent, while not ignoring the problems facing the city, explores Detroit in a new way that reveals a culturally rich, very alive, and undeniably present side of the city. Through photographic portraits, interviews, essays, and poetry, it demonstrates the vitality and humanity of Detroit’s people, providing a powerful counternarrative to the vision of Detroit as a Rust Belt wasteland. Giving voice to people with hopes for a brighter future and aspirations to create a new city out of the old required recording their own words and engaging a portrait photographer grounded in humanism whose approach is based upon the traditions of social documentary photography. Detroit...
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