By K. Animashaun Ducre
Faith holds up a photograph of the boarded-up, vacant residence: "It’s first thing I see. and that i simply name it ‘the Homeless apartment’ ‘cause it’s the home that no-one fixes up." religion is one among fourteen girls dwelling on Syracuse’s Southside, a predominantly African-American and low-income sector, who took images in their atmosphere and displayed their photos to facilitate dialogues approximately how they seen their group. a spot We name domestic chronicles this images undertaking and bears witness not just to the environmental injustice skilled by way of those girls but additionally to the ways that they retain dignity and restoration order in a group the place they've got ordinarily had little keep watch over.
To comprehend the current plight of those ladies, one needs to comprehend the old and political context during which convinced city neighborhoods have been shaped: Black migration, city renewal, white flight, capital growth, after which bust. Ducre demonstrates how such political and financial forces created a panorama of deserted housing in the Southside neighborhood. She spotlights the effect of this blight upon the feminine citizens who live to tell the tale during this crucible of forget. a spot We name house is the 1st case examine of the intersection of Black feminism and environmental justice, and it's also the 1st book-length presentation utilizing Photovoice technique, an leading edge learn and empowerment approach that assesses neighborhood wishes through the use of photographic photos taken by means of contributors. The participants have traditionally lacked strength and standing in formal making plans techniques. via a cogent blend of phrases and photographs, this publication illuminates how those ladies deal with their day-by-day survival in degraded environments, the instruments that they set up to take action, and the way they act as brokers of swap to remodel their communities.
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A Place We Call Home: Gender, Race, and Justice in Syracuse (Syracuse Studies on Peace and Conflict Resolution) by K. Animashaun Ducre