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Detroit School Series: Rebecca Kinney

Detroit School Series: Rebecca Kinney

Presenters: Rebecca Kinney, Assistant Professor in the Department of Popular Culture and School of Cultural and Critical Studies at Bowling Green.

This talk celebrates the release of Kinney's new book, Beautiful Wasteland: The Rise of Detroit as America’s Postindustrial Frontier (2016).  Kinney will introduce the book—which examines the use of racialized mythology in Detroit's past, present, and future—and then a panel of respondents will discuss the book and the new questions it raises for research. Copies of the book will be available for sale by cash or check.

For more information about the Detroit School Series and audio/video of past events, please see http://www.umich.edu/~detsch/.  This year's Detroit School series is organized by Patrick Cooper-McCann (urban planning), Jessica Lowen (anthropology), and Lydia Wileden (sociology and public policy). Margi Dewar and Angela Dillard serve as faculty advisors. We thank the Rackham Graduate School for generously supporting this year’s series as a Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshop.