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How racism takes place [electronic resource] / George Lipsitz.

Author/Creator:
Lipsitz, George.
Publication:
Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2011.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (320 p.)
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Subjects:
African Americans -- Economic conditions.
African Americans -- Social conditions.
Human geography -- United States.
Income distribution -- United States.
Racism -- Economic aspects -- United States.
United States -- Race relations.
United States -- Social conditions.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
White identity in the United States is place bound, asserts George Lipsitz in How Racism Takes Place. An influential scholar in American and racial studies, Lipsitz contends that racism persists because a network of practices skew opportunities and life chances along racial lines. That is, these practices assign people of different races to different spaces and therefore allow grossly unequal access to education, employment, transportation, and shelter.Revealing how seemingly race-neutral urban sites contain hidden racial assumptions and imperatives, Lipsitz examines the
Contents:
Contents; Introduction: Race, Place, and Power; Sectiom 1: Social Imaginaries and Social Relations; 1. The White Spatial Imaginary; 2. The Black Spatial Imaginary; Section II: Spectatorship and Citizenship; 3. Space, Sports, and Spectatorship in St. Louis; 4. The Crime The Wire Couldn't Name: Social Decay and Cynical Detachment in Baltimore; A Bridge for This Book - Weapons of the Weak and Weapons of the Strong; Section III: Visible Archives; 5. Horace Tapscott and the World Stage in Los Angeles; 6. John Biggers and Project Row Houses in Houston; Sectiom IV: Invisible Archives
7. Betye Saar's Los Angeles and Paule Marshall's Brooklyn8. Something Left to Love: Lorraine Hansberry's Chicago; Section V: Race and Place Today; 9. New Orleans Today: We Know This Place; 10. A Place Where Everybody Is Somebody; Notes; Acknowledgments; Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
1-299-83377-2
1-4399-0257-7
OCLC:
708094574