"And Maybe My Wife Won't Be Arrested Walking the Dog": A Participatory Poster on Housing Location Decisions

Authors: Joyce F. Clapp*, UNCG
Topics: Social Geography, Sexuality, Ethnicity and Race
Keywords: home, residential location patterns, socially constructed space
Session Type: Poster
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Tuan (1977) notes that the intimate experience of home is a social and spatial phenomenon directly connected to our positionality in society. How do households make decisions about where they live, and what macro level social factors affect those decisions and restrict the choices available? This participatory poster presents literature on housing decisions and residential location patterns (with an emphasis on the intersection of sexuality and race), then invites onlookers to participate in a brief survey and discussion about why their own household lives where it does.

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