Detroit: New Ruins and Old Problems

  • Tanya Whitehouse


This chapter provides a detailed account of the ruins of Detroit and “ruin porn.” It establishes that interest in Detroit’s ruins fits within the tradition of ruins outlined in Chap.  2. It also emphasizes that some people have viewed Detroit’s ruins positively; others, negatively, and explores the reasons for this difference of opinion. It closes by speculating about what we should do about situations like Detroit’s.


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  • Tanya Whitehouse
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  1. 1.AustinUSA

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