America's ghettos: A pedagogy for urban and rural hope

Jacqueline Edmondson

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The dominant image of the “ghetto” is of idle black men drinking forty‐ounce bottles of malt liquor and young black women “with distended bellies, their youthful faces belying the fact that they are often close to delivering their second or third child.” (Kelley, 1997, p. 127) The disintegration of rural America is largely an invisible crisis. you would never guess anything is wrong. From [the Interstate] you drive for hours passing fields of corn and beans that cover the horizon in lines as straight as a table's edge. Everything you see speaks of abundance and prosperity…. The creation of rural ghettos is a complex process. (Davidson, 1996, p. 10‐11).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)201-222
Number of pages22
JournalReview of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cultural Studies
  • Education


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