Project Culture: The Popular Arts of Public Housing Projects
In this study Melnick considers the ways that the landscape of public housing projects have given rise to some of the most significant American popular music forms of the second half of the twentieth century. Paying attention to both the actual physical geography of housing projects (long blocks, recreation centers, etc.), and the demography of them (intense concentrations of young people of color) he begins to develop a theory of housing projects as particularly rich cultural fields.
American Studies | History
Melnick, Jeffrey, "Project Culture: The Popular Arts of Public Housing Projects" (2009). Babson Faculty Research Fund Working Papers. 46.