"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"--
Physical Description:1 online resource remote
Published:Jefferson, North Carolina :McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers,2014.
Publisher:Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2014.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.