How Racism Takes Place: New Narratives of Race, Place and Geography, Session II

Type: Paper
Theme: Black Geographies
Sponsor Groups: Black Geographies Specialty Group, Urban Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/13/2018
Start / End Time: 1:20 PM / 3:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Napoleon C3, Sheraton 3rd Floor
Organizers: Aretina Hamilton
Chairs: Aretina Hamilton


In 2011, sociologist George Lipsitz wrote his seminal work, How Racism Takes Place. Through this book, Lipsitz provides a historical analysis of black spatialization in urban spaces. Using a geographical lens, Lipsitz evaluates the role that racialization has on creating distinctive black spatial imaginaries. Through this work, Lipsitz describes this action as purposeful in its intent to control the physical, symbolic and visceral geographies of African Americans. I am seeking panelists who can speak on the following topics as they pertain to Black Geographies:

· Housing Segregation
· Gentrification and transitioning communities
· Carceral Geographies
· Charlottesville and Ferguson
· Historical trends on race and the city
· Black Queer Geographies
· Race, urbanization in the age of Trump
· The rise of segregation in post-war America
· Black and White Spatial Imaginaries


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Introduction Aretina Hamilton Georgia Gwinnett College - Lawrenceville, GA 7 1:20 PM
Presenter Ricardo Millhouse*, , A Dividing City and Limited Education: Geographies of Race and School Choice in Chicago, Illinois 16 1:27 PM
Presenter Amani Morrison*, University of California - Berkeley, “Domestic​ ​Architecture​ ​and​ ​Spatial​ ​Performance:​ ​Kitchenette​ ​Apartments​ ​and​ ​Chicago’s South​ ​Side 16 1:43 PM
Presenter Melissa Mercedes Valle*, Rutgers University, A Battle of Worths: Symbolic boundaries, Blackness and Gentrification in Cartagena, Colombia 16 1:59 PM
Presenter Donnise Hurley*, CUNY Graduate Center, An Invisible Thread: Geo-racial Essentialism and Attitudes towards Blackness 15 2:15 PM
Discussant Rashad Shabazz Arizona State University 15 2:30 PM
Discussant George Lipsitz University of California, Santa Barbra 15 2:45 PM

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