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A transplanted Chicago : race, place and the press in Iowa City

Summary: "This book looks at the movement of urban Blacks into small-city America through the experience of Iowa City, a town desperately trying to redefine itself. Examines how the region and its ever-diversifying small cities continue to struggle with deciding who gets to define community identity and who makes decisions on housing, employment and education"--

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  • OCLC: ocn880147898
  • ISBN: 0786473673
  • ISBN: 9780786473670
  • ISBN: 1476616280
  • ISBN: 9781476616285
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Published: Jefferson, North Carolina :McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers,2014.
  • Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2014.

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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Introduction: Welcome to the rural ghetto : "Southeast Side" as "Little Chicago" -- How news explains everyday life -- Place and its purpose -- Building the ghetto : reading news as cultural mortar -- News of "The Inner City" : racializing the Southeast Side -- What's the Southeast Side? : mental mapping to construct place -- Whose Southeast Side? : mapping place -- The subtle power of the press : place and its ideological function -- School news : press constructions of "schools-as-place" -- Conclusion: On the role of news, place and being human -- Epilogue: Beyond the Southeast Side : news "place-making" elsewhere.
Subject: African Americans -- Iowa -- Iowa City -- History
African Americans -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History
Migration, Internal -- United States -- History
Chicago (Ill.) -- Emigration and immigration
Iowa City (Iowa) -- Emigration and immigration
African Americans -- Press coverage -- Iowa -- Iowa City -- History
Journalism -- Social aspects -- Iowa -- Iowa City -- History
African American neighborhoods -- Iowa -- Iowa City -- History
Community life -- Iowa -- Iowa City -- History
Iowa City (Iowa) -- Race relations

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