ERIC Number: EJ921736
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
Urban Shrinkage as a Performance of Whiteness: Neoliberal Urban Restructuring, Education, and Racial Containment in the Post-Industrial, Global Niche City
Pedroni, Thomas C.
Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, v32 n2 p203-215 2011
Although Detroit is not a centre of global finance, and plays a declining role in global production, it nevertheless participates in the present remediation of the relationship between cities and the globe. Manoeuvring to reposition the city as the global hub of mobility technology, metropolitan Detroit's neoliberal leadership advances particular development strategies in urban education, housing, infrastructure, and governance, all with implications for social exclusion. This paper analyzes Detroit's neoliberal policy complex, uncovering how rituals of place-making and suburbanite nostalgia for the city intersect with broader struggles over the region's resources and representation.
Descriptors: Urban Education, Municipalities, Political Attitudes, Economic Development, Reputation, Global Approach, Education, Housing, Governance, School Role, Geographic Location, Attachment Behavior, Educational Change, Politics of Education, Whites, Social Attitudes, Community Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan