Cover

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Title Page, Copyright Page

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Contents

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pp. vii-viii

Illustrations

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pp. ix-x

Acknowledgments

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pp. xi-xiv

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Introduction

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pp. 1-14

It has become common to begin a work about space with a quotation from Michel de Certeau. Indeed, de Certeau’s “Walking in the City” serves as a canonical marker of the possibilities space offers rhetorical studies. Its opening fragment, “Seeing Manhattan from the...

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1. Networks, Place, and Rhetoric

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pp. 15-55

A December 15, 2005, Saturday Night Live prerecorded skit entitled “Lazy Sunday” featured comics Chris Parnell and Andy Samberg as urban New Yorkers who rap about their day in the city and subsequent decision to see the film The Chronicles of Narnia.1 At one point in the...

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2. Woodward Avenue

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pp. 56-101

My mapping of Detroit begun in chapter 1 leads me to a specific representation (or sensation) along the city’s main road, Woodward Avenue. Woodward Avenue is the centerpiece of my mapping route that I described in the previous chapter; it is the road I would take to and...

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3. The Maccabees

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pp. 102-142

The English department at Wayne State University, in Detroit, Michigan, is housed at 5057 Woodward Avenue in the Maccabees Building, a 1927 building designed by the famed Detroit architect Albert Kahn. The Maccabees were a secret order whose origins are traced to both the...

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4. The Michigan Central Train Station

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pp. 143-185

In Urban Encounters, Helen Liggett writes, “If photography is seen as the art of making (not taking) pictures, the possibility emerges for using it as a productive part of city life. From this perspective, photographic images bring memory and experience together, attracting meanings...

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5. 8 Mile

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pp. 186-230

In Kick Out the Jams, a part of Continuum Press’s 33 1/3 series on rock albums and contemporary culture, Don McLeese provides a brief commentary and history of one of Detroit’s best known bands, the MC5, and their influential album Kick Out the Jams. Early in the book...

Notes

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pp. 231-234

Works Cited

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pp. 235-244

Index

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pp. 245-247

Author Bio

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Back Cover

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