Demolition Means Progress: Race, Class, and the Deconstruction of the American Dream in Flint, Michigan

Demolition Means Progress: Race, Class, and the Deconstruction of the American Dream in Flint, Michigan

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In 1997, executives from General Motors (GM) announced plans to shutter a massive complex of automobile factories in the industrial city of Flint, Michigan. Shortly after the plants closed, company officials placed signs in front of the facility that read, qDemolition Means Progress.q The signs suggested that the struggling city of Flint---GM's birthplace and onetime manufacturing hub---could not move forward to civic greatness until the plants met the wrecking ball.training and aquot;life skillsaquot; instruction, casting aside what Manley called the aquot; intellectualismaquot; of traditional education in ... Up Appearances Landscaping for Home Owners Driver Education Interior Decorating Family Fun Frozen Foods Cooking foranbsp;...


Title:Demolition Means Progress: Race, Class, and the Deconstruction of the American Dream in Flint, Michigan
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Publisher:ProQuest - 2009
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