By K. Animashaun Ducre
Faith holds up a photograph of the boarded-up, vacant condo: "It’s the very 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 certainly one of fourteen ladies dwelling on Syracuse’s Southside, a predominantly African-American and low-income quarter, who took photos in their surroundings and displayed their pictures to facilitate dialogues approximately how they considered their neighborhood. a spot We name domestic chronicles this images undertaking and bears witness not just to the environmental injustice skilled by means of those girls but additionally to the ways that they preserve dignity and repair order in a group the place they've got characteristically had little keep an eye on.
To comprehend the current plight of those ladies, one needs to comprehend the ancient and political context during which definite city neighborhoods have been shaped: Black migration, city renewal, white flight, capital enlargement, 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 continue to exist during this crucible of overlook. a spot We name house is the 1st case learn of the intersection of Black feminism and environmental justice, and it's also the 1st book-length presentation utilizing Photovoice technique, an leading edge study and empowerment approach that assesses group wishes through the use of photographic pictures taken by means of contributors. The participants have traditionally lacked strength and standing in formal making plans approaches. via a cogent mix of phrases and photographs, this publication illuminates how those ladies deal with their day-by-day survival in degraded environments, the instruments that they installation to take action, and the way they act as brokers of switch to rework 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