78th out of 89 books — 6 voters
Afterculture: Detroit and the Humiliation of History
by Jerry Herron
This is a collection of essays about the making and un-making of middle-class culture, a phenomenon which has occured nowhere more decisively than in America's most representative city, Detroit. The book analyses what has happened since the decline of middle-class culture in Detroit.
Paperback, 216 pages
Published February 1st 1995 by Wayne State University Press
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about a decade ago, I got into Jerry Herron's occasional pieces for Detroit's weekly entertainment rag, the Metro Times. He wrote clever pieces on pedestrian traffic; shopping at Target, etc. At the time, I had this sorta idea or resolution that I would get into postmodern thought. I wanted to talk about deconstruction, signs, texts, and whatever. I never bought the Idiot's Guide, but I've read a few things here and there. I really enjoyed Afterculture, though it feels a bit above my "level" in...more
May 03, 2013 Ashley rated it 3 of 5 stars