Race, culture, and the city : a pedagogy for Black urban struggle / Stephen Nathan Haymes.

Author
Haymes, Stephen Nathan [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Albany : State University of New York Press, ©1995.
Description
xvii, 167 pages ; 24 cm.

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Series
  • Teacher empowerment and school reform [More in this series]
  • SUNY series, teacher empowerment and school reform
Summary note
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.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. 147-158) and indexes.
Contents
  • Race, culture, and the city: an introduction
  • Black cultural identity, White consumer culture, and the politics of difference
  • Black civil society and the politics of urban space
  • Conclusion: toward a pedagogy of place for Black urban struggle.
ISBN
  • 0791423832 ((alk. paper))
  • 9780791423837 ((alk. paper))
  • 0791423840 ((pbk. ; : alk. paper))
  • 9780791423844 ((pbk. ; : alk. paper))
LCCN
94011213
OCLC
30155388
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