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How racism takes place

Author: George Lipsitz
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2011.
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Argues that racism continues to the present day due to practices that force different racial groups into specific areas, where such commodities as education, transportation, and jobs are unevenly distributed to the residents based on the area.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Lipsitz
ISBN: 9781439902554 1439902550 9781439902561 1439902569 9781439902578 1439902577
OCLC Number: 662400108
Description: vi, 310 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Race, place, and power --
Social imaginaries and social relations. The white spatial imaginary --
The Black spatial imaginary --
Spectatorship and citizenship. Space, sports, and spectatorship in St. Louis --
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 --
Visible archives. Horace Tapscott and the world stage in Los Angeles --
John Biggers and project row houses in Houston --
Invisible archives. Betye Saar's Los Angeles and Paule Marshall's Brooklyn --
Something left to love : Lorraine Hansberry's Chicago --
Race and place today. New Orleans today : we know this place --
A place where everybody is somebody.
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