Detroit Resurgent

By Howard Bossen (Editor), John P Beck (Editor), Gilles Perrin (Photographer), Nicole Ewenczyk (Interviewer)
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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"Detroit Resurgent "wisely combines many forms--photographs, interviews, scholarly essays, a personal essay, and a poem for good measure--to tell Detroit's complex, ever-changing story. Everyone involved in this compelling, ambitious project seems to agree on one thing: it's about the people. Open this book. Meet these people. --Jim Ray Daniels, author of "Birth Marks "and "Trigger Man: More Tales of the Motor City "



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Publisher Michigan State University Press
Publish date 04/01/2014
Pages 174
ISBN-13 9781611861303
ISBN-10 1611861306
Language English

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