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The Folklore of the FreewayRace and Revolt in the Modernist City$
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Eric Avila

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780816680726

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816680726.001.0001

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A Matter of Perspective

A Matter of Perspective

The Racial Politics of Seeing the Freeway

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(p.119) 4 A Matter of Perspective
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The Folklore of the Freeway
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Eric Avila

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816680726.003.0005

Chapter Four explores the history of the freeway revolt through visual culture. It analyzes the image of the freeway in the history of American art since the age of the Interstate, identifying a racial point of view structured by the uneven impact of highway construction upon the city’s diverse 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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