Racialization and Racism

Looks at the spatial dimensions behind the production of racial difference and inequality. Key themes include, but are not limited to, how space and racial difference both structure and undermine capital accumulation, community building, spatial knowledge production, subject formation, uneven development, and various expressions of social struggle.

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In this article, Julie Chamberlain asks what the concept of the 'urban laboratory' achieves in the context of racialized urban disinvestment and stigmatization, with the Hamburg International Building Exhibition’s (Internationale Bauausstellung Hamburg, 2006–2013) work in Hamburg–Wilhelmsburg as an example.


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Landscapes of beauty and plunder: Japanese American flower growers and an elite public garden in Los Angeles

In this article, Wendy Cheng examines newspaper publisher Elias Manchester Boddy’s transactions of purchasing three Japanese-owned nurseries as an instance of racial plunder: a morally and affectively inflected act of theft structured by racism that is as much about the act’s preconditions and afterlives as it is about the act itself.


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Fluid kinship: Race, power, and the hydrosocial order of water flow along New Mexico’s acequias

In this paper, Elise T Jaramillo examines the way that the social and material reality of water flow troubles deeply embedded racial and socioeconomic divisions by creating fluid kinship: a social space that flows like an acequia, according to a topography of human relationships.


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The Anti-Blackness of Global Capital

This paper seeks to offer a new perspective on the interrelated questions of globalized capitalism and anti-Blackness.


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“We Are Not Ignorant”: Transnational Migrants’ Experiences Of Racialized Securitization

This paper examines the dynamics of racialized securitization for transnational migrants across multiple borders—from Central America toward Mexico and the United States. Rather than a singular process where US policies, funding, and attitudes toward border security direct Mexican immigration enforcement, I argue that Mexican state collaboration redirects US xenophobia away from Mexican migrants and toward Central American migrants.


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The duality of space: The built world of Du Bois’ double-consciousness

Using Du Bois’ concept of double-consciousness, this article explores African Americans’ responses to urban redevelopment strategies that undermine their claims to urban space.


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