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Race and Real Estate

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Race and Real Estate brings together new work by architects, sociologists, legal scholars, and literary critics that qualifies and complicates traditional narratives of race, property, and citizenship in the United States. Rather than simply rehearsing the standard account of how blacks were historically excluded from homeownership, the authors of these essays explore how the raced history of property affects understandings of home and citizenship. While the narrative of race and real estate in America has usually been relayed in terms of institutional subjugation, dispossession, and forced segregation, the essays collected in this volume acknowledge the validity of these histories while presenting new perspectives on this story.

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ISBN-13: 9780199977277
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 10/28/2015
Series: Transgressing Boundaries: Studies in Black Politics and Black Communities
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Adrienne Brown is Assistant Professor of English, University of Chicago.

Valerie Smith is Dean of the College and Woodrow Wilson Professor of Literature, Department of English and African American Studies at Princeton University.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction - Adrienne Brown
2. Black, Brown and Green: The Persistent Effect of Race in Home Mortgage Lending - Georgette Chapman Phillips
3. Hating the Neighbors: Minority Housing Integration and Racialized Boundaries - Jeannine Bell
4. Is Voluntary Residential Segregation Voluntary? - Karyn Lacy
5. Land, Race and Property Rights in American Development - Patricia Fernandez Kelly
6. Opening the Black Box of Segregation: Real Estate and Racial Health Disparities -Abigail Sewell
7. Place and Real Estate: The Question of Community in Danticat's The Dew Breaker - June Dwyer
8. Racial Resources in Public Conflicts Over Property - Debbie Becher
9. Black Folk, Brownstones: Mat Johnson's Hunting Harlem - William Gleason
10. Racial Covenants and Housing Segregation, Yesterday and Today - Richard R. W. Brooks and Carol Rose
11. 'My Hole is Warm and Full of Light': The Sub-Urban Real Estate of Invisible Man
12. Other Side of the 'Free' Way: City Planning and Racialized Territories in the Wake of Massive Resistance - K. Ian Grandison
13. Chess Moves on a Checkerboard: Heritage Tourism, University Life, and the New Faces of Gentriciation - Davarian Baldwin
14. Sheree's Home - Jeffrey Togman
15. Once Upon a Dream: Documenting Black Homeownership - Regina Austin
16. The Slave in the Great House: 'The Star-Apple Kingdom,' Property, and the Plantation - Sonya Posmentier

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