Race, Culture, and the City: A Pedagogy for Black Urban Struggle

Race, Culture, and the City: A Pedagogy for Black Urban Struggle

by Stephen Nathan Haymes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791423840

ISBN-13: 9780791423844

Pub. Date: 07/28/1995

Publisher: State University of New York Press

This book proposes a pedagogy of black urban struggle and solidarity.

The author argues that “race” as a social construction is one of the most powerful categories for constructing urban mythologies about blacks, and that this is significant in a dominant white supremacist culture that equates blackness and black people with both danger and the

Overview

This book proposes a pedagogy of black urban struggle and solidarity.

The author argues that “race” as a social construction is one of the most powerful categories for constructing urban mythologies about blacks, and that this is significant in a dominant white supremacist culture that equates blackness and black people with both danger and the exotic. The book examines how these myths are realized in the material landscapes of the city, in its racialization of black residential space through the imagery of racial segregation. This imagery along with the racializing of crime portrays black residential space as natural “spaces of pathology,” and in need of social control through policing and residential dispersion and displacement.

It is in this context that Haymes proposes the development of a pedagogy of black urban struggle that incorporates critical pedagogy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791423844
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
07/28/1995
Series:
SUNY Series, Teacher Empowerment and School Reform Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
170
Product dimensions:
5.85(w) x 8.88(h) x 0.42(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Series Editors' Introduction

Acknowledgments

1. Race, Culture, and the City: An Introduction

2. Black Cultural Identity, White Consumer Culture, and the Politics of Difference

3. Black Civil Society and the Politics of Urban Space

4. Conclusion: Toward a Pedagogy of Place for Black Urban Struggle

Bibliography

Author Index

Subject Index

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