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Author Denmead, Tyler, 1976- author.

Title The creative underclass : youth, race, and the gentrifying city / Tyler Denmead.

Publication Info. Durham ; London : Duke University Press, 2019.


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Description 1 online resource (xi, 204 pages) : illustrations
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Troublemaking -- The hot mess -- Chillaxing -- Why the creative underclass doesn't get creative-class jobs -- Autoethnography of a "gentrifying force" -- "Is this really what white people do" in the creative capital?
Summary "As an undergraduate at Brown University, Tyler Denmead founded New Urban Arts, a nationally recognized arts and humanities program primarily for young people of color in Providence, Rhode Island. Along with its positive impact, New Urban Arts, under his leadership, became entangled in Providence's urban renewal efforts that harmed the very youth it served. As in many deindustrialized cities, Providence's leaders viewed arts, culture, and creativity as means to drive property development and attract young, educated, and affluent white people, such as Denmead, to economically and culturally kickstart the city. In The Creative Underclass, Denmead critically examines how New Urban Arts and similar organizations can become enmeshed in circumstances where young people, including himself, become visible once the city can leverage their creativity to benefit economic revitalization and gentrification. He points to the creative cultural practices that young people of color from low-income communities use to resist their subjectification as members of an underclass which, along with redistributive economic policies can be deployed as an effective means with which to both to oppose gentrification and better serve the youth who have become emblematic of urban creativity."--Provided by publisher.
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Subject New Urban Arts (Providence, R.I.)
Arts and youth -- Rhode Island -- Providence.
African American youth -- Education (Secondary) -- Rhode Island -- Providence.
Arts -- Rhode Island -- Providence.
Gentrification -- Rhode Island -- Providence.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban.
Arts. (OCoLC)fst00817721
Arts and youth. (OCoLC)fst00817861
Gentrification. (OCoLC)fst00940296
Rhode Island -- Providence. (OCoLC)fst01204977
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Denmead, Tyler, 1976- Creative underclass. Durham ; London : Duke University Press, 2019 9781478006596 (DLC) 2019012128 (OCoLC)1083466366
ISBN 1478007311 (electronic book)
9781478007319 (electronic book)
Standard No. 10.1515/9781478007319 doi
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