This innovative book looks at representations of ethnic and racial identities in relation to the development of urban culture in postindustrialised American cities. The concept of 'urban space' organises the detailed illustration of a series of themes which structure chapters on white paranoia and urban decline; memories of urban passage; the racialised underclass; urban crime and justice; and globalisation and citizenship.
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As a work of textual criticism, Kennedy's book is a success. He gives us enough in formation to capture the flavour of the books or movies… I finished with a desire to visit or revisit the works that [he] discusses… Kennedy's efforts are greatly appreciated. His book clearly fills a gap by examining how popular narratives have represented the inner-city ghetto and how these images shape our perspectives of race and urban life.
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