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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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Taking Back the Freeway

Taking Back the Freeway

Strategies of Adaptation and Improvisation

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(p.149) 5 Taking Back the Freeway
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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/9780816680726.003.0006

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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