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Historically black : imagining community in a black historic district

Author: Mieka Brand Polanco
Publisher: New York : New York Univ. Press, 2014.
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"In Historically Black, Mieka Brand Polanco examines the concept of community in the United States: how communities are experienced and understood, the complex relationship between human beings and their social and physical landscapes ... and how the term "community" is sometimes conjured to feign a cohesiveness that may not actually exist. Drawing on ethnographic and historical materials from Union, Virginia,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mieka Brand Polanco
ISBN: 9780814762882 0814762883 9780814763483 0814763480
OCLC Number: 891071839
Description: VIII, 184 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: Acknowledgments 1. Introduction 2. Gating Union: The Politics of "Protecting" Community 3. Thick Histories: Producing Community through Historical Narratives4. "Not to Scale": Cartographic Productions of Community Conclusion: Unfolding Communities: Union Road as a "Uniter of People"?Notes Bibliography IndexAbout the Author
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