The New American Ghetto

The New American Ghetto

by Camilo Jose Vergara
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813523311

ISBN-13: 9780813523316

Pub. Date: 01/28/1995

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

The New American Ghetto provides an exploration, over nearly two decades, of ghettos in New York, Newark, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, and smaller cities. Camilo Jose Vergara chronicles, through photographs and text, the profound transformations experienced by these places since the riots of the 1960s. He provides direct observations of urban landscapes and…  See more details below

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The New American Ghetto provides an exploration, over nearly two decades, of ghettos in New York, Newark, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, and smaller cities. Camilo Jose Vergara chronicles, through photographs and text, the profound transformations experienced by these places since the riots of the 1960s. He provides direct observations of urban landscapes and interiors, from residential areas and institutions to vacant lots and abandoned factories. He takes successive photographs of the same places, tracking change over time - changes that have made the conditions of today's ghettos very different from those of an earlier era. Vergara's interviews with residents and historical research contribute to his unique view of the nature and meaning of the inner city. Termed "a photographic forecast of the demise of urban America," The New American Ghetto brings to light a world of forgotten ruin and struggling reconstruction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813523316
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
10.91(w) x 9.71(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1Introduction1
2The Ghetto Cityscape13
3Housing41
4Commerce and Industry79
5Our Fortified Ghettos101
6We Are Here125
7The Impact of Addictions and Homelessness161
8Ghettos Transformed181
9Conclusion: No Solution in Sight199
Appendix: The New American Ghetto Archive227
Bibliography231

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