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Ghosts and Monsters in the Motor City: challenging the trope of Detroit’s decline

Draus, Paul and Roddy, Juliette (2015) Ghosts and Monsters in the Motor City: challenging the trope of Detroit’s decline. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (24 Dec 2015). Website.

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Abstract

In recent decades, the dominant narrative of Detroit has been one of decline. Paul Draus and Juliette Roddy write that this conceit has also become associated with the metaphor of monstrosity which shows the Motor City as a kind of urban nightmare. They write that while some of Detroit’s proponents have embraced this narrative, others have sought to reframe it as one where the city has been preyed on by federal and state neglect. By giving a greater voice to Detroit’s residents, they hope to challenge the city’s ongoing trope of decline.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s) CC BY-NC 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 08 May 2017 11:49
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 20:46
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/75916

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