Item description for An Italian Lady Goes to the Bronx by Marianella Sclavi...
An extraordinary ethnographic study that sets its sights on the de-bronxification of daily life. After her children leave for college, an Italian woman who has lived for years in New York City, and who formerly taught "The Art of Listening" at a University in Milan, decides to explore the South Bronx. She wanted to see for herself how people live and think "on the other side of the barricade." And one fine morning, flaunting the advice and concerns of friends and colleagues, she donned her brightest clothes and embarked upon her mission. In the three months spent in one of the most notorious zones of America's urban disaster - where Fort Apache, the Bronx was filmed in the 1970s, starring Paul Newman - she collected a wealth of material on the positive, constructive forces at work in the Bronx: the new urban pioneers. The book, which sites itself at the crossroads of the new journalism and urban ethnography, recounts the encounters and clashes between the author, her culture, her expectations and the various personalities who guide her through the realities of daily life in the Bronx. Marianella Sclavi follows these persons throughout the course of their daily lives (she speaks of "shadowing" them), entering homes, school rooms, a courthouse, a union headquarters, and various churches and associations that host the meetings of committees doing battle for decent housing and the rebirth of urban community. And while doing so, she elaborates what she calls a "humor-based methodology for city planners, teachers, sociologists and administrators."
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Studio: IPOC di Pietro Condemi
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 6" Height: 0.9" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date Jan 19, 2008
Publisher IPOC di Pietro Condemi
ISBN 8895145208 ISBN13 9788895145204
Availability 132 units. Availability accurate as of Mar 25, 2017 12:06.
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