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Cabrini Green

Granta: The Magazine of New Writing, Issue 108

Reclaiming the Inner City

Date: 
1886
Abstract: 
A study of urban revitalization focusing on Chicago's Cabrini Green housing project.
Language: 
English
Format: 
ISSN/ISBN: 
0940798050

My Neighborhood: The Words and Pictures of Inner-City Children

Catalog Number: 
Book: My Neighborhood: The Words and Pictures of Innrer-City Children
Date: 
1993
Abstract: 
The drawings, essays and poems in this book are all written by children and young adults living in the inner-city housing projects of Chicago during the 1990s.
Language: 
English
Format: 
ISSN/ISBN: 
0963751700

New Chicago Stories

Catalog Number: 
Book, Gardaphe
Date: 
1990
Volume: 
1st ed
Abstract: 
"The stories presented here tell tales of a new Chicago, a Chicago that, like the Scott Mutter montage that fronts this book, is made up of diverse images that suggest new ways of seeing. They provide alternative interpretations of life in the city. What you will find in this collection is a a multi-cultural neighborhood in print, a neighborhood which has yet to surface on Chicago streets, one which is perhaps still years away in a city that touts its culturally plural make-up while still enforcing rigid boundaries between segregated neighborhoods. Murder by industrial pollution (often masked by self-abuse), racism, homophobia, the disintegration of family life, the struggle for control of one's own body and mind, the troubles facing a growing elderly population, the subjugation of minority cultures to the rich, the white, the male, are all issues confronted by the writers of these stories. They speak through a range of voices, creating a new, urgent sense of Chicago Realism. These storytellers provide testimony to a new Chicago, a Chicago that while steeped in American tradition challenges the narrow boundaries of its stereotype. They speak to a changing America, an America that has awakened from decades of a false, prosperity-driven revelry with a reality hangover. They speak of an America that must now begin to turn its attention to the social and environmental problems it has too long ignored." - From the back cover
Language: 
eng
Subjects: 
Format: 
Publisher: 
Contributors: 
ISSN/ISBN: 
0-9627425-0-3