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

Type: Paper
Theme: Black Geographies
Sponsor Groups: Black Geographies Specialty Group, Urban Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/10/2018
Start / End Time: 4:40 PM / 6:20 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Napoleon D3, Sheraton 3rd Floor
Organizers: Aretina Hamilton
Chairs: Akira Rodriguez


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. This panel seeks papers that build upon and create new conversations concerning race, place-making, and space.

The author will serve as a discussant on the panel.

Some of the topics might include:

· Housing Segregation
· Gentrification and transitioning communities
· Carceral Geographies
· Charlottesville and Ferguson
· Historical trends in race and the city
· White criminality and housing
· 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 10 4:40 PM
Presenter James Vaughan*, University of Texas at San Antonio, Racism and Urban Planning in the USA 15 4:50 PM
Presenter Russell Stockard*, California Lutheran University, Hollywood and Gentrification: Artists’ and Filmmakers’ Depictions of Racism Taking Place 15 5:05 PM
Presenter Charles Miller*, The University of New Orleans, Suburban Decline in New Orleans East 15 5:20 PM
Presenter Danielle Purifoy*, Duke University, DuBois & Me in Lowndes County: Black Space and Speculation 15 5:35 PM
Discussant George Lipsitz University of California, Santa Barbra 20 5:50 PM

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