1st Edition

The Ghetto
Contemporary Global Issues and Controversies





ISBN 9780813345031
Published August 30, 2011 by Routledge
386 Pages

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Book Description

This book discusses more general consideration of marginalized urban spaces and peoples around the globe. It considers the question: Is the formation and later dissolution of the Jewish ghetto an appropriate model for understanding the experience of other ethnic or racial populations?

Table of Contents

Introduction -- A Janus-Faced Institution of Ethnoracial Closure: A Sociological Specification of the Ghetto -- De-spacialization and Dilution of the Ghetto: Current Trends in the United States -- Toward Knowing the Iconic Ghetto -- “You Just Don’t Go Down There”: Learning to Avoid the Ghetto in San Francisco -- In Terms of Harlem -- The Spike Lee Effect: Reimagining the Ghetto for Cultural Consumption -- Places of Stigma:Ghettos, Barrios, and Banlieues -- On the Absence of Ghettos in Latin American Cities -- Divided Cities: Rethinking the Ghetto in Light of the Brazilian Favela -- Demonstrations at Work: Some Notes from Urban Africa AbdouMaliq Simone -- From Refuge the Ghetto is Born: Contemporary Figures of Heterotopias -- Where is the Chicago Ghetto?

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