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

Type: Paper
Theme: Black Geographies
Sponsor Groups: Black Geographies Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/13/2018
Start / End Time: 3:20 PM / 5:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Napoleon C3, Sheraton 3rd Floor
Organizers: Aretina Hamilton, Muna-Udbi Ali
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 in 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 in 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 Muna-Udbi Ali University of Toronto 5 3:20 PM
Presenter Alisa Shockley*, Temple University, Spaces of Trauma: When Black Death Goes Viral 15 3:25 PM
Presenter Kathryn Golden*, University of California - Berkeley, Slavery’s Inheritance: Race and Contestation in the Great Dismal Swamp 15 3:40 PM
Presenter Aretina Rochelle Hamilton*, Georgia Gwinnett College , This Used to be Home: Mapping Memory, Despair and Belonging 15 3:55 PM
Presenter Fithawee Tzeggai*, University of California - Berkeley, Re-Inscribing the Ghetto in Research and Urban Space: School Desegregation and the Reproduction of Racial Educational Inequality in 1970s Chicago 15 4:10 PM
Presenter Amalia Dache-Gerbino*, University of Missouri - Columbia, Black Geographies of Community-Campus Resistance: From Ferguson to Cape Town 15 4:25 PM
Discussant George Lipsitz University of California, Santa Barbra 20 4:40 PM

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