Race & Place / Edition 1

Race & Place / Edition 1

by John W. Frazier, Florence Margai, Eugene Tettey-fio
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813340411

ISBN-13: 9780813340418

Pub. Date: 02/26/2003

Publisher: Westview Press


Racism, racial equity, and the race-place connections related to racial inequalities in the U.S. are the major themes of this book. The long history of U.S. White racism toward Blacks, Hispanics, and Asians is deeply rooted in the political, socioeconomic, and intellectual frameworks of America, permitting racial inequities to become expressed as cultural…  See more details below

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Racism, racial equity, and the race-place connections related to racial inequalities in the U.S. are the major themes of this book. The long history of U.S. White racism toward Blacks, Hispanics, and Asians is deeply rooted in the political, socioeconomic, and intellectual frameworks of America, permitting racial inequities to become expressed as cultural landscapes—the places where many racial minorities exist. The contemporary geographic patterns of segregation and isolation are different from those of earlier U.S. history, but are equally damning and present extremely difficult challenges for social action in a nation that will change its racial/ethnic composition dramatically during the current generation.As America changes over the next quarter century, the visible and invisible race-place inequalities that help define U.S. urban geography will continue in housing, education, employment, travel requirements, shopping choices, environmental hazards, and other living conditions. Minority groups, ever increasing in numbers, will find inequalities unacceptable. How America deals with racial inequalities will likely have consequences for all its citizens.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813340418
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
02/26/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
List of Acronyms
Acknowledgments
1Race, Ethnicity, and Locational Inequalities: Introduction1
2U.S. Minority Population: Settlement Patterns, Dispersion, and Growth Trends21
3Sociological Narratives of Racism in America55
4Theories of Spatial Relationships in Urban America95
5Minority and Nonminority Concentrations: Differentiating Between Race-and-Place-Based Inequalities in Urban America125
6Deconstruction of Emerging Racial Mosaics: Equity Issues Where Asian Americans Mix with Other Minorities in Alameda County, California167
7Indicators of Environmental Inequities and Threats to Minority Health in Urban America189
8Retail Structure, Accessibility, and Inequalities in Areas of Minority Concentration213
9Commuting and Locational Access to Employment in Urban America: Ethnic and Racial Disparities in Three Cities229
10Racial Inequalities in Urban America: Retrospect and Prospect253
AppSample Urban Counties Used in the Analysis275
References277
Index293

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