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How Detroit Techno Is Preserving the City’s Beating Heart in the Face of Gentrification

May 23, 2024

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Read time:

5-15 mins
Presented by The Conversation

Detroit is known universally as the birthplace of techno, emerging in the 1980s, when the Rust Belt city was experiencing white flight, widespread disinvestment, and the consequences of postwar government programs. In this article from The Conversation, Carla Vecchiola, U-M Dearborn professor, ethnographic researcher of Detroit techno, and a self-confessed ‘househead,’ explores how the city of Detroit and its music have changed with gentrification, spatial injustice, and more.

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