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Introduction

Introduction

The Invisible Freeway Revolt

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction
Source:
The Folklore of the Freeway
Author(s):
Eric Avila
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816680726.003.0001

The Introduction lays out the scope and aims of the book, situating this study within the scholarly literature. It defines the terms of the debate, emphasizing why existing histories of urban highway construction need to address the diverse cultural expressions that have amassed around the imposition of freeways upon diverse urban communities.

Keywords:   Interdisciplinary comparative analysis, Urban highway construction, Freeway revolt, Cultural expression, Racial identity and conflict, Postwar America, Race, Class, Marginalization, Infrastructure

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