Détruire Détroit. La crise humaine comme produit culturel / Destroying Detroit. Urban crisis as cultural product - article ; n°607 ; vol.108, pg 277-299
Destroying Detroit. Urban crisis as cultural product.
Detroit is characterized by a classical dichotomy between the ruined landscape of a depressed downtown, mainly black and poor, and the economic success of the white and wealthy suburbs. In order to explain this phenomenon, economic geography provides some insights, but cultural geography leads to a better understanding of the reason why the white middle class has flown from the city of Detroit and still hasn't returned. Analyzing suburbanites' behaviors, the paper considers self-fulfilling prophecies which seem to play an important role in the production of urban space. The definition of the subject matter of this research (the « city ») also raises interesting epistemological questions.
Source : Persée ; Ministère de la jeunesse, de l’éducation nationale et de la recherche, Direction de l’enseignement supérieur, Sous-direction des bibliothèques et de la documentation.
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