The Notion of Family

The Notion of Family

Book - 2014
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In this, her first book, LaToya Ruby Frazier (born 1982) offers an incisive exploration of the legacy of racism and economic decline in America's small towns, as embodied by Braddock, Pennsylvania, Frazier's hometown. The work also considers the impact of that decline on the community and on her family, creating a statement both personal and truly political--an intervention in the histories and narratives of the region that are dominated by stories of Andrew Carnegie and Pittsburgh's industrial past, but largely ignore those of black families and the working classes. Frazier has set her story of three generations--her Grandma Ruby, her mother and herself--against larger questions of civic belonging and responsibility.
Publisher: New York :, Aperture Foundation,, [2014].
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781597112482
Characteristics: 158 pages :,illustrations (some color) ;,28 cm.

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