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How Racism Takes Place Hardcover – 25 Mar 2011


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"Veteran scholar Lipsitz provides another deeply probing look at US racism...Lipsitz provides original analyses of urban development in St. Louis (a football stadium) and a television series (The Wire) on Baltimore to show how such activities obscure links between institutionalized racism and urban space--including urban poverty and predatory lending--in front of unreflective observers... Summing Up: Highly Recommended." Choice "This book strengthens Lipsitz's position as one of the major contributors to theoretical and historical works on race... In powerful and compelling writing, Lipsitz examines the problems...and provides insights into the broad context and multiple factors that shape the ways race continues to work in society." Journal of American History, September 2012 "This big-hearted and incisive book reveals how policies and practices related to the demarcation, commodification, and valuation of urban space reinforce hierarchies of race and class... This work both painstakingly documents the ways in which the white spatial imaginary excludes people, and particularly women, of color, even as it seduces them with promises of upward mobility and consumer citizenship... [T]he book mounts a powerful challenge to the recent justifications of racialized inequalities through revanchist scientific racism or the various 'culture of poverty' concepts." - Contemporary Sociology

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Great book. 11 Mar 2013
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Every person in the United States should read this book. Lipstiz explores the way in which racism takes physical forms in the country. At the same time, he shows the way in the white spatial imaginary is challenged by the black spatial imaginary.
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