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BEAUTIFUL WASTELAND Book Launch at Carnegie Mellon University

When Oct 20, 2016
from 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM
Where Carnegie Mellon University, Hunt Library, Studio B, 4909 Frew St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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Kinney_Beautiful coverRebecca J. Kinney will be at Carnegie Mellon University on Thursday, October 20th at 5:30 PM for the launch of her new book, Beautiful Wasteland: The Rise of Detroit as America's Postindustrial Frontier. She will introduce her book, followed by a Q and A with the audience. Books will be available for purchase by cash or check.


Rebecca J. Kinney reveals that the contemporary story of Detroit’s rebirth is an upcycled version of the American Dream, which has long imagined access to work, home, and upward mobility as race-neutral projects. She tackles key questions about the future of postindustrial America, and shows how the narratives of Detroit’s history are deeply steeped in material and ideological investments in whiteness.

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