Visualizing Sociology in Everyday Life

4. What happened to this neighborhood?

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What happened to this neighborhood?
photo: Chris Caldeira
What happened to this neighborhood?
photo: Chris Caldeira
What happened to this neighborhood?
photo: Chris Caldeira
What happened to this neighborhood?
photo: Chris Caldeira
What happened to this neighborhood?
photo: Chris Caldeira
What happened to this neighborhood?
photo: Chris Caldeira

These photos of a Detroit neighborhood offer hints of what once was. What happened to the people who lived and worked in these buildings? A number of economic transformations since the 1970s reduced the value of, or eliminated the need for their labor. These transformations include a shift from a manufacturing- to a service -based economy resulting in the transfer of tens of millions of manufacturing jobs out of the United States and a massive exodus of jobs from cities to the suburbs.

 

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