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Race and Real Estate (Paperback)

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Race and Real Estate brings together new work by architects, sociologists, legal scholars, and literary critics that qualifies and complicates traditional narratives of race, property, and citizenship in the United States. Rather than simply rehearsing the standard account of how blacks were historically excluded from homeownership, the authors of these essays explore how the raced history of property affects understandings of home and citizenship. While the narrative of race and real estate in America has usually been relayed in terms of institutional subjugation, dispossession, and forced segregation, the essays collected in this volume acknowledge the validity of these histories while presenting new perspectives on this story.
Race and Real Estate brings together new work by architects, sociologists, legal scholars, and literary critics that qualifies and complicates traditional narratives of race, property, and citizenship in the United States. Rather than simply rehearsing the standard account of how blacks were historically excluded from homeownership, the authors of these essays explore how the raced history of property affects understandings of home and citizenship. While the narrative of race and real estate in America has usually been relayed in terms of institutional subjugation, dispossession, and forced segregation, the essays collected in this volume acknowledge the validity of these histories while presenting new perspectives on this story.
Number of Pages: 337
Genre: Political Science, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Public Policy / City Planning + Urban Development, Political Freedom + Security / Civil Rights, Discrimination + Race Relations
Series Title: Transgressing Boundaries: Studies in Black Politics and Black Communities
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Language: English
Street Date: October 28, 2015
TCIN: 23998602
UPC: 9780199977277
Item Number (DPCI): 247-50-7540
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