Article: Detroitism in Binghamton, A Photo Essay

Ravi Arvind Palat¬†is Professor of Sociology at Binghamton University who maintains a blog entitled ‘After US Hegemony.’ On July 17th, 2013, he created a post entitled ‘Detroitism in Binghamton: A Photo Essay.’¬†Palat points out how the movement of big industrial firms has “hollowed out the commercial cores” of cities in the rust belt. He draws an analogy between Detroit’s relationship to General Motors and Binghamton’s relationship to EJ Shoe Co. and IBM.