A People's Atlas of Detroit

by Andrew Newman, Linda Campbell, Sara Safransky, Tim Stallmann, Janice Hale, Tiya Miles, Michelle Cassidy, Emily Macgillivray, Paul Rodriguez, Sarah Khan, Alexandra Passarelli, Kaisha Brezina, Shanna Merola, Zak Rosen, Jessi Quizar, Kezia Curtis, Amelia Wieske, Andrea Sankar, Mark Luborsky, Robert Johnson, Lee Rodney, Michael Darroch, Alex B. Hill, Isaac Ginsberg Miller, Amy Senese, Shea Howell, Tawana "Honeycomb" Petty, James Perkinson, Josiah Rector, Syri Simpson, Imani Harris, Gabriela Alcazar, Rhonda Anderson, Danielle Atkinson, Lila Cabbil, William Copeland, Dessa Cosma, Patrick Crouch, Wayne Curtis, Isra El-beshir, Dianne Feeley, Tanesha Flowers, Lee Gaddies, Joselyn Fitzpatrick Harris, Jeanine Hatcher, Elena Herrada, Charity Hicks, Herbert Jones, Carmen Malis King, Jacqueline Lacy, Jenny Lee, Vincent Martin, Michelle Martinez, Cecily McClellan, Curtis McGuire, Gregg Newsom, Tova Perlmutter, Anne-Marie Romanko, Ayana Rubio, Lauren Rosenthal, Joan Ross, Betty Scruse, Yusef "Bunchy" Shakur, Jerry Smith, Lottie Spady, Soh Suzuki, Deborah Williamson, Malik Yakini, Kate Levy, Kathy Foster

Series: Great Lakes Books Series

Detroit is widely known as the Motor City, but it has also given rise to some of the world's most important urban social movements. Edited by Linda Campbell, Andrew Newman, Sara Safransky, and Tim Stallmann, A People’s Atlas of Detroit narrates the lived experiences of people engaged in political battles central to Detroit's future and that of urban America. This interdisciplinary volume features contributions by over fifty figures from movement-building efforts in Detroit, including activists, farmers, students, educators, scholars, not-for-profit and city government workers, and members of neighborhood block clubs. Developed from a community-based participatory project, the book speaks to the challenges of fighting for land and housing justice, food sovereignty, economic democracy, accountable governance, and the right to the city. A People’s Atlas of Detroit weaves together maps, poetry, interviews, photographs, essays, and stories to critique status quo urban governance while elucidating radical visions for change.By drawing upon the collective analyses of Detroiters engaged in the front lines of struggle, A People’s Atlas of Detroit argues that it is only by confronting racial injustice head-on that communities can overcome the depths of economic and ecological crises afflicting cities today. This innovative collection builds bridges between multiple areas of social activism as well as current scholarship in geography, anthropology, history, and urban studies to inspire communities in Detroit and other cities towards transformative change.

  • Wayne State University Press; February 2020
  • ISBN: 9780814342985
  • Title: A People's Atlas of Detroit
  • Series: Great Lakes Books Series
  • Author: Andrew Newman (ed.); Linda Campbell (ed.); Sara Safransky (ed.); Tim Stallmann (ed.); Janice Hale (contrib.); Tiya Miles (contrib.); Michelle Cassidy (contrib.); Emily Macgillivray (contrib.); Paul Rodriguez (contrib.); Sarah Khan (contrib.); Alexandra Passarelli (contrib.); Kaisha Brezina (contrib.); Shanna Merola (contrib.); Zak Rosen (contrib.); Jessi Quizar (contrib.); Kezia Curtis (contrib.); Amelia Wieske (contrib.); Andrea Sankar (contrib.); Mark Luborsky (contrib.); Robert Johnson (contrib.); Lee Rodney (contrib.); Michael Darroch (contrib.); Alex B. Hill (contrib.); Isaac Ginsberg Miller (contrib.); Amy Senese (contrib.); Shea Howell (contrib.); Tawana "Honeycomb" Petty (contrib.); James Perkinson (contrib.); Josiah Rector (contrib.); Syri Simpson (contrib.); Imani Harris (contrib.); Gabriela Alcazar (contrib.); Rhonda Anderson (contrib.); Danielle Atkinson (contrib.); Lila Cabbil (contrib.); William Copeland (contrib.); Dessa Cosma (contrib.); Patrick Crouch (contrib.); Wayne Curtis (contrib.); Isra El-beshir (contrib.); Dianne Feeley (contrib.); Tanesha Flowers (contrib.); Lee Gaddies (contrib.); Joselyn Fitzpatrick Harris (contrib.); Jeanine Hatcher (contrib.); Elena Herrada (contrib.); Charity Hicks (contrib.); Herbert Jones (contrib.); Carmen Malis King (contrib.); Jacqueline Lacy (contrib.); Jenny Lee (contrib.); Vincent Martin (contrib.); Michelle Martinez (contrib.); Cecily McClellan (contrib.); Curtis McGuire (contrib.); Gregg Newsom (contrib.); Tova Perlmutter (contrib.); Anne-Marie Romanko (contrib.); Ayana Rubio (contrib.); Lauren Rosenthal (contrib.); Joan Ross (contrib.); Betty Scruse (contrib.); Yusef "Bunchy" Shakur (contrib.); Jerry Smith (contrib.); Lottie Spady (contrib.); Soh Suzuki (contrib.); Deborah Williamson (contrib.); Malik Yakini (contrib.); Kate Levy (contrib.); Kathy Foster (contrib.)
  • Imprint: Wayne State University Press

In The Press

A People’s Atlas of Detroit is a remarkable achievement. Not only is Detroit one of the most important cities to understand, but this book includes a multiplicity of forms of knowledge, which, when woven together, tell a powerful story. A People’s Atlas of Detroit offers a new model and standard for critical urban geography.


About The Author

Linda Campbell is a Detroit resident and the director of the Building Movement Project/Detroit People's Platform. Andrew Newman is an associate professor of anthropology at Wayne State University. Sara Safransky is a human geographer and assistant professor at Vanderbilt University. Tim Stallmann is a cartographer and a worker-owner at Research Action Design.