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The new American ghetto, Camilo José Vergara

Label
The new American ghetto
Title
The new American ghetto
Statement of responsibility
Camilo José Vergara
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vergara, Camilo J
Dewey number
307.3/362
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HN57
LC item number
.V47 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Inner cities
  • Inner cities
  • United States
  • Getto's
  • Innenstadt
  • Slum
  • Bildband
  • USA
  • USA
  • Inner cities
Label
The new American ghetto, Camilo José Vergara
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-235)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. A brief history ; The stigma of the ghetto ; Memories and blame -- The ghetto cityscape. Behind ghetto walls, a common fate ; Fragments of the past preserved ; Nature taking over ; Views from high places ; The doors of the ghetto ; Street dogs -- Housing. New York City Housing Authority projects ; Chicago Housing Authority projects ; "Failed buildings": the Scudder Homes, Newark ; Requiem for Columbus Homes ; Park Avenue, South Bronx ; 178th Street and Vyse Avenue, South Bronx ; New Street and Newark Street, Newark ; Townhouses -- Commerce and industry. Avenues of memory ; Businesses ; New uses for bank buildings ; Gone out of business ; Inner-city factories: from boom to bust -- Our fortified ghettos. Defended homes ; Defended institutions ; The U.S. Post Office in high-crime areas ; Looking for security, not appearance: day care and senior citizens' centers resembling prisons ; Defended commercial facilities ; Defended churches ; Old public buildings, new public buildings ; Citadels: hospitals, colleges, and universities -- We are here. Fleeting images, permanent presences: the visual language of the Latino ghetto ; Domestic interiors ; Resistance to degradation: representations of black power and black pride ; American graffiti ; Street memorials: "People saying good-bye in the only way they can" ; Commercial signs ; Storefront churches as designs ; The space of play: playgrounds, empty lots, and the streets ; An ark in which to flee the ghetto -- The impact of addictions and homelessness. "Tap the bottle": Chicago billboards advertising liquor ; Drugs: warning and addicts ; Methadone clinics, New York City ; Abandoned buildings, a billboard, and park benches as home ; Buildings adapted as shelters: hospitals, schools, banks, and stores ; New York's new shelters -- Ghettos transformed. Dispatches from the Los Angeles ghettos ; Visions and shadows: "reinventing" Chicago and Gary, 1994 -- Conclusion: No solution in sight. Ruins ; Detroit waits for the millennium ; American Acropolis or vacant land? The future of Detroit's pre-Depression skyscrapers -- Appendix: The new American ghetto archive
Control code
ocm31782071
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xvii, 235 pages
Isbn
9780813522098
Lccn
94045707
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o31782071
  • (OCoLC)31782071
Label
The new American ghetto, Camilo José Vergara
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-235)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. A brief history ; The stigma of the ghetto ; Memories and blame -- The ghetto cityscape. Behind ghetto walls, a common fate ; Fragments of the past preserved ; Nature taking over ; Views from high places ; The doors of the ghetto ; Street dogs -- Housing. New York City Housing Authority projects ; Chicago Housing Authority projects ; "Failed buildings": the Scudder Homes, Newark ; Requiem for Columbus Homes ; Park Avenue, South Bronx ; 178th Street and Vyse Avenue, South Bronx ; New Street and Newark Street, Newark ; Townhouses -- Commerce and industry. Avenues of memory ; Businesses ; New uses for bank buildings ; Gone out of business ; Inner-city factories: from boom to bust -- Our fortified ghettos. Defended homes ; Defended institutions ; The U.S. Post Office in high-crime areas ; Looking for security, not appearance: day care and senior citizens' centers resembling prisons ; Defended commercial facilities ; Defended churches ; Old public buildings, new public buildings ; Citadels: hospitals, colleges, and universities -- We are here. Fleeting images, permanent presences: the visual language of the Latino ghetto ; Domestic interiors ; Resistance to degradation: representations of black power and black pride ; American graffiti ; Street memorials: "People saying good-bye in the only way they can" ; Commercial signs ; Storefront churches as designs ; The space of play: playgrounds, empty lots, and the streets ; An ark in which to flee the ghetto -- The impact of addictions and homelessness. "Tap the bottle": Chicago billboards advertising liquor ; Drugs: warning and addicts ; Methadone clinics, New York City ; Abandoned buildings, a billboard, and park benches as home ; Buildings adapted as shelters: hospitals, schools, banks, and stores ; New York's new shelters -- Ghettos transformed. Dispatches from the Los Angeles ghettos ; Visions and shadows: "reinventing" Chicago and Gary, 1994 -- Conclusion: No solution in sight. Ruins ; Detroit waits for the millennium ; American Acropolis or vacant land? The future of Detroit's pre-Depression skyscrapers -- Appendix: The new American ghetto archive
Control code
ocm31782071
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xvii, 235 pages
Isbn
9780813522098
Lccn
94045707
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o31782071
  • (OCoLC)31782071

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