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Detroit Resurgent -

Bossen, Howard

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ISBN 10: 1611861306 / ISBN 13: 9781611861303
Published by Michigan State Univ
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Title: Detroit Resurgent -

Publisher: Michigan State Univ

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:BRAND NEW

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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 Resurgent explores the city through the voices of those working in a multitude of ways to reshape it into a twenty-first-century urban space, through the auto industry, urban agriculture and food production, entrepreneurial action and small business, visual and performing arts, activism, and visionary leadership.

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Howard Bossen is Professor of Photography and Visual Communication in the School of Journalism at Michigan State University and Adjunct Curator of Photography at the Michigan State University Museum.
John P. Beck is an Associate Professor in the School of Human Resources and Labor Relations at Michigan State University.

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