Weary Bones, New Skin: Essays on Uptown's Past and Present

Weary Bones, New Skin: Essays on Uptown's Past and Present

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A collection of researched creative nonfiction essays on the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago. The collection explores what has made the Uptown neighborhood what it is today, and describes life experiences that have made the author perceive the neighborhood in certain ways during her nearly two years of living there. Themes of gentrification are woven throughout the essay, but each essay focuses on a specific theme: displacement (focusing on Hull-House's move to Uptown), the fear experienced in urban environments, Uptown's fall from glory (chronicled using the Uptown Theater as an icon), urban communes (specifically, Jesus People USA), deinstitutionalization, and immigration.Just planned to bring the kids here like usual. Isna#39;t there a kida#39;s program downstairs?a€ a€œYeah, for the older kids.a€ In the older kida#39;s room, Ms. Gibson leaned back in her chair, one foot on a pulled-out desk drawer to steady herself. a€œMaybe ita#39;s theanbsp;...

Title:Weary Bones, New Skin: Essays on Uptown's Past and Present
Publisher:ProQuest - 2008

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