A People's Atlas of Detroit

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$34.99  $32.19
Wayne State University Press
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10.0 X 0.8 X 8.0 inches | 2.15 pounds
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About the Author

Linda Campbell is a Detroit resident and director of Building Movement Project, Detroit and Detroit People's Platform.
Andrew Newman is an associate professor of anthropology at Wayne State University.
Sara Safransky is a human geographer and assistant professor at Vanderbilt University.
Tim Stallmann is a cartographer and a worker-owner at Research Action Design.


A People's Atlas of Detroit is a remarkable achievement. Not only is Detroit one of the most important cities to understand, but this book includes a multiplicity of forms of knowledge, which, when woven together, tell a powerful story. A People's Atlas of Detroit offers a new model and standard for critical urban geography.-- (07/22/2019)
This book not only works to understand the many ways Detroit has come to help establish the urban fabric of the United States, but does so through a deeply embodied and popular mode of analysis that feels generative well beyond the specifics of the city itself.--Nik Heynen"editor of Annals of the American Association of Geographers and co-director of the Cornelia Walker Bailey Program on Land and Agriculture" (07/22/2019)
Detroit organizing has always been among the smartest, sharpest, and innovative work throughout people's history. This is a project that provides more evidence of this fact-a thoughtful, important resource developed by the people in the very best tradition of community-led and -centered research and analysis. A People's Atlas of Detroit proves once again that if we seek to understand a place, we must break with the extractive practice of traditional 'research' and listen to the people who make it what it is.-- (09/24/2019)
Reading the almanac in this extraordinary time makes you wonder what kind of city Detroit will become after the post-pandemic economic dislocation takes root. What will happen to the city budget, and already bare-bones emergency services? Will redevelopment stop? Will Detroit become a more equitable city? If those questions interest you, "A People's Atlas of Detroit" is very worthy of your attention.-- (04/15/2020)