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Title:
Where the streets are paved with rust : essays from America's broke heatland. Vol. 1
Author:
Fisher, Bruce, 1953-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Buffalo, N.Y. : Foundlings Press, 2017.
Physical Description:
355 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Summary:
"In these essays about Rust Belt communities, journalist and former Biden and Clinton campaign advisor Bruce Fisher carefully but vigorously challenges. He tackles real-estate developers; knocks liberals who won't embrace metro government; excoriates conservatives for their racist code-words; nudges us to revisit the debate between Heidegger and Cassirer; and explains the brilliance of streetcars and urban wildlife, the persistence of black male workforce exclusion, the centrality of water quality, and many other issues that shape cities. Fisher takes deep dives into data, scholarship, and history --as he does nearly weekly for The Public, Western New York's leading independent weekly newspaper. This first volume of Where The Streets Are Paved With Rust is erudite, wide-ranging, and deeply human. Fisher brings a globally informed perspective to issues too often seen as narrowly local, and he discovers universalities. Early reviewers have agreed this is required reading for anyone interested in the economic and cultural struggles of the Rust Belt and Great Lakes regions, and for America's northern industrial and post-industrial communities more generally."--from amazon.com description.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780999753903
Format :
Book