The Black Metropolis in the Twenty-First Century: Race, Power, and Politics of Place

The Black Metropolis in the Twenty-First Century: Race, Power, and Politics of Place

by Robert D. Bullard
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0742543285

ISBN-13: 9780742543287

Pub. Date: 05/10/2007

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

This book brings together key essays that seek to expand our understanding of the role of government in shaping cities and metropolitan regions; the costs and consequences of uneven urban and regional growth potterns; suburban sprawl and public health, transportation, and economic development; and the enduring connection of place, space, and race in the era of

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This book brings together key essays that seek to expand our understanding of the role of government in shaping cities and metropolitan regions; the costs and consequences of uneven urban and regional growth potterns; suburban sprawl and public health, transportation, and economic development; and the enduring connection of place, space, and race in the era of increased globalization. Whether intended or unintended, many government policies have aided and in some cases subsidized suburban sprawl, job flight, and spatial mismatch; concentrated urban poverty; and heightened racial and economic disparities.

Written mostly by African-American scholars, the chapters in this book describe the challenges facing cities, suburbs, and metropolitan regions as they seek to address continuing and emerging patterns of racial polarization in the twenty-first century. The book clearly shows that the United States entered the new millennium as one of the wealthiest and most powerful nations on Earth. Yet amid this prosperity, our nation is faced with some of the same challenges that confronted it at the beginning of the twentieth century, including rising inequality in income, wealth, and opportunity; economic restructuring; immigration pressures and ethnic tension; and a widening gap between "haves" and "have nots." Clearly, race matters. Place also matters. Where we live impacts the quality of our lives and chances for the "good life."

About the Author:
Robert D. Bullard is the Ware Distinguished Professor of Sociology and director of the Environmental Justice Resource Center at Clark Atlanta University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742543287
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/10/2007
Pages:
294
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.89(d)

Table of Contents


Foreword   Carl Anthony     vii
Acknowledgments     xi
Introduction: The Significance of Race and Place   Robert D. Bullard     1
The Black Metropolis in the Era of Sprawl   Robert D. Bullard     17
Structural Racism and Spatial Jim Crow   John a. powell     41
Residential Apartheid American Style   Joe T. Darden     67
Dilemma of Place and Suburbanization of the Black Middle Class   Sheryll Cashin     87
Walling In or Walling Out: Gated Communities   Edward J. Blakely   Thomas W. Sanchez     111
Spatial Mismatch and Job Sprawl   Michael A. Stoll     127
Atlanta: A Black Mecca?   Robert D. Bullard   Glenn S. Johnson   Angel O. Torres     149
Black New Orleans: Before and After Hurricane Katrina   Beverly H. Wright   Robert D. Bullard     173
Health Disparities in Black Los Angeles   J. Eugene Grigsby III     199
Black Political Power in the New Century   David A. Bositis     221
Achieving Equitable Development   Angela Glover Blackwell     243
Selected Bibliography     261
Index     267
About theEditor and Contributors     279

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