Fault Lines

Fault Lines

Portraits of East Austin

Book - 2019
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"East Austin, just across Interstate 35 from Austin, Texas's capital city, is a historically working-class neighborhood that in recent years has become an arts district and hotbed for real estate developers targeting a young urban population. The shops and restaurants that for decades served Latino and African American residents are being crowded out by coffee shops, cocktail bars, and upscale bakeries hoping to attract newer residents. The resulting tensions, part of a trend debated in cities across the country, have received national media attention. After years of observing the fragmentation of east Austin's Latino and African American communities, photographer John Langmore began to chronicle the historic neighborhood and its residents. His aim was to capture the gentrifying neighborhood's unique nature and to make Texans aware of the people and places negatively affected by the state's growth."--Googlebooks
Publisher: San Antonio :, Maverick Books/Trinity University Press,, 2019.
ISBN: 9781595348975
1595348972
Branch Call Number: 917.6431046 LA
A 917.6431046 LA
Characteristics: 171 pages : illustrations (color, black and white) ; 24 cm

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Where was the original Don Ann Street, and what is it called today? How much remains of East Austin from past decades, and how much has it changed just in the last few years? To explore this and more, reference librarian Katrin Abel recommends that you read Fault Lines: Portraits of East Austin... Read More »


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