New PDF release: A Place We Call Home: Gender, Race, and Justice in Syracuse

By K. Animashaun Ducre

ISBN-10: 0815633068

ISBN-13: 9780815633068

Faith holds up a photograph of the boarded-up, vacant apartment: "It’s first thing I see. and that i simply name it ‘the Homeless condominium’ ‘cause it’s the home that no-one fixes up." religion is one among fourteen girls dwelling on Syracuse’s Southside, a predominantly African-American and low-income zone, who took photos in their atmosphere and displayed their pictures to facilitate dialogues approximately how they seen their neighborhood. a spot We name domestic chronicles this images venture and bears witness not just to the environmental injustice skilled through those ladies but additionally to the ways that they preserve dignity and repair order in a neighborhood the place they've got routinely had little keep an eye on.

To comprehend the current plight of those girls, one needs to comprehend the historic and political context during which definite city neighborhoods have been shaped: Black migration, city renewal, white flight, capital enlargement, after which bust. Ducre demonstrates how such political and financial forces created a panorama of deserted housing in the Southside group. She spotlights the effect of this blight upon the feminine citizens who live to tell the tale during this crucible of overlook. a spot We name house is the 1st case research of the intersection of Black feminism and environmental justice, and it's also the 1st book-length presentation utilizing Photovoice method, an leading edge learn and empowerment approach that assesses group wishes through the use of photographic photos taken by means of participants. The participants have traditionally lacked strength and standing in formal making plans approaches. via a cogent mix of phrases and pictures, this booklet illuminates how those ladies deal with their day-by-day survival in degraded environments, the instruments that they install to take action, and the way they act as brokers of swap to remodel their communities.

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