A People's History of Detroit

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Product Details

Price
$26.95
Publisher
Duke University Press
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
6.0 X 9.0 X 0.8 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781478008347

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About the Author

Mark Jay is a PhD candidate in sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Philip Conklin is a PhD student in the History of Consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

They are coeditors of the literary and political magazine The Periphery.

Reviews

"A People's History of Detroit finally allows us to look beyond the mythology of the Motor City, the ruin porn, and the boosterism, and to grasp the dialectic of redevelopment and dispossession, accumulation and abandonment, that has defined its history for a century. Mark Jay and Philip Conklin's book is a model of militant research, recovering the city's traditions of resistance and revealing the staggering human cost behind the hype about the 'New Detroit.'"--Alberto Toscano, Reader in Critical Theory, Goldsmiths, University of London
"In this intellectually stimulating, bold, and panoramic treatment of Detroit, Mark Jay and Philip Conklin render in fine detail the processes that produce both tremendous wealth and misery. Their work is a powerful antidote to recurrent narratives of market triumphalism, from Ford's five-dollar day to the postwar promises of the affluent society and the casino capitalism touted during the Archer, Kilpatrick, and Bing years. This book is a much-needed account of Detroit's evolution."--Cedric Johnson, author of "Revolutionaries to Race Leaders: Black Power and the Making of African American Politics"