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Diverging space for deviants : the politics of Atlanta's public housing

Author: Akira Drake Rodriguez
Publisher: Athens : The University of Georgia Press, [2021]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book explores the typically overlooked positive role of public housing--in a political, social, and spatial sense--in facilitating social movements and activism. With Atlanta as the case study, the author suggests that the decline in support for public housing, often touted as a positive (neoliberal) development, actually has negative consequences for social justice and nascent activism, especially among black  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Akira Drake Rodriguez
ISBN: 9780820359519 0820359513 9780820359526 0820359521
OCLC Number: 1197852694
Description: xv, 250 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: A new deal to plan the new south: the politics of Atlanta's public housing --
University homes: the spatial uplift of a deviant slum --
From production of place to production of space: spatial justice in Perry homes --
Grady homes: scaling up Black participatory geographies --
"What are we doing to help ourselves?": Atlanta's Black urban regime and the limits to tenant activism --
Deviancy, demolition, and demobilization: the end of Atlanta's public housing
Responsibility: Akira Drake Rodriguez.

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Explores the often-overlooked positive role of public housing in facilitating social movements and activism. Akira Drake Rodriguez shows that the decline in support for public housing, often touted  Read more...

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