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TitleMarginality in the Urban Center [electronic resource] : The Costs and Challenges of Continued Whiteness in the Americas and Beyond / edited by Peary Brug, Zachary S. Ritter, Kenneth R. Roth
ImprintCham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
Edition 1st ed. 2019
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Descript XVII, 308 p. 2 illus., 1 illus. in color. online resource


This book examines the increasing marginalization of and response by people living in urban areas throughout the Western Hemisphere, and both the local and global implications of continued colonial racial hierarchies and the often-dire consequences they have for people perceived as different. However, in the aftermath of recent U.S. elections, whiteness also seems to embody strictures on religion, ethnicity, country of origin, and almost any other personal characteristic deemed suspect at the moment. For that reason, gender, race, and even class, collectively, may not be sufficient units of analysis to study the marginalizing mechanisms of the urban center. The authors interrogate the social and institutional structures that facilitate the disenfranchisement or downward trajectory of groups, and their potential or subsequent lack of access to mainstream rewards. The book also seeks to highlight examples where marginalized groups have found ways to assert their equality. No recent texts have attempted to connect the mechanisms of marginality across geographical and political boundaries within the Western Hemisphere


1. Introduction: Re-emerging whiteness in the Trump Era -- 2. Whiteness and Marginality: an Intersection -- 3. An Existential Marginality -- 4. Black Males and Marginality -- 5. Up Close and Lethal -- 6. Diversifying Police -- 7. An Economic and Historical -- 8. Somos los Negros -- 9. Increasing Tribalism and the Quest -- 10. Blazian, Blewish and Happa -- 11. Not Making the Grade -- 12. Paved with Good Intentions -- 13. Marginalizing what Matters

Sociology Urban Ethnicity Racism in the social sciences Urban Studies/Sociology. Ethnicity Studies. Urban Geography / Urbanism (inc. megacities cities towns). Social Structure Social Inequality. Sociology of Racism.


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