This week let’s use the crowdsource to the making of the American Ghetto.
There are many things to speak to this week, but something important to consider is: What does the word ‘ghetto’ actually mean – in contrast to the colloquial way we use it in the US – and how does this map onto how the readings speak about urban housing policies, population flows, residential segregation, (dis)advantages faced by certain communities, and urban development more generally in the early and middle of the 20th C.
Though you may use either reading, I think you will find the Ross and Byrone piece more helpful here.
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Comments due by 12noon, Monday 2/13/17.
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