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The folklore of the freeway : race and revolt in the modernist city

Author: Eric Avila
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2014. ©2014
Series: Quadrant Book.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When the interstate highway program connected America's cities, it also divided them, cutting through and destroying countless communities. Affluent and predominantly white residents fought back in a much heralded "freeway revolt," saving such historic neighborhoods as Greenwich Village and New Orleans's French Quarter. This book tells of the other revolt, a movement of creative opposition, commemoration, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Avila, Eric, 1968-
Folklore of the freeway.
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2014]
(DLC) 2014001571
(OCoLC)863200113
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Avila
ISBN: 9781452942896 1452942897 9781452947860 1452947864
OCLC Number: 880531282
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (251 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Preface; Introduction: The Invisible Freeway Revolt; 1. The Master's Plan: The Rise and Fall of the Modernist City; 2. "Nobody but a Bunch of Mothers": Fighting the Highwaymen during Feminism's Second Wave; 3. Communities Lost and Found: The Politics of Historical Memory; 4. A Matter of Perspective: The Racial Politics of Seeing the Freeway; 5. Taking Back the Freeway: Strategies of Adaptation and Improvisation; Conclusion: Identity Politics in Post-Interstate America; Acknowledgments; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Z.
Series Title: Quadrant Book.
Responsibility: Eric Avila.

Abstract:

When the interstate highway program connected America's cities, it also divided them, cutting through and destroying countless communities. Affluent and predominantly white residents fought back in a much heralded "freeway revolt," saving such historic neighborhoods as Greenwich Village and New Orleans's French Quarter. This book tells of the other revolt, a movement of creative opposition, commemoration, and preservation staged on behalf of the mostly minority urban neighborhoods that lacked the political and economic power to resist the onslaught of highway construction.

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"The Folklore of the Freeway fuses art and public policy in a graceful narrative."-KCET- LA Letters"Each chapter is rich with details rarely considered, challenging readers to rethink their Read more...

 
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