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Societies 2013, 3(4), 482-490; doi:10.3390/soc3040482

Becoming Monument, Activating Windsor

School for Arts and Creative Innovation, University of Windsor, 401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor N9B 3P4, Ontario, Canada
Received: 22 October 2013 / Revised: 18 November 2013 / Accepted: 18 November 2013 / Published: 27 November 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Ghost-towns: Cityscapes, Memories and Critical Theory)
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What does it mean to live in a dying place? This auto-critical article asks this question in the context of the Windsor/Detroit region, one of the most economically depressed zones in North America. Using the work of Barthes, Benjamin, and Taussig, I ruminate on the psycho-somatic experiences of trying to navigate a world that most writers have already dismissed as haunted and abandoned.
Keywords: Benjamin; cultural theory; cities Benjamin; cultural theory; cities
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