Road runners

Asha Best
This project looks at the emergence of the ‘dollar cab,’ an informal mode of transit similar to the minibuses and minivans of the Caribbean. This particular mode of transit allowed Caribbean people to “make the strange familiar” by bringing to the U.S. urban landscape a form of labor, a social space, and a vernacular common in the post- colonial world. Drawing on archival research and urban ethnography conducted with 20 residents and dollar van drivers...
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