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Taking Back the Freeway

Taking Back the Freeway

Strategies of Adaptation and Improvisation

Chapter:
(p.149) 5 Taking Back the Freeway
Source:
The Folklore of the Freeway
Author(s):
Eric Avila
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816680726.003.0006

Chapter Five explores how communities impacted by highway construction integrate the freeway into its local context. Considering a variety of cultural practices in disparate urban neighborhoods, this chapter surveys local strategies of adaptation and improvisation, emphasizing how a community asserts its presence upon the freeway landscape.

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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