Race and Real Estate

Paperback | November 11, 2015

EditorAdrienne Brown, Valerie Smith

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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 werehistorically 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, andforced segregation, the essays collected in this volume acknowledge the validity of these histories while presenting new perspectives on this story.

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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 werehistorically excluded from homeownership, th...

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

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.21 × 6.1 × 0.91 inPublished:November 11, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199977275

ISBN - 13:9780199977277

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Table of Contents

1. Adrienne Brown: Introduction2. Georgette Chapman Phillips: Black, Brown and Green: The Persistent Effect of Race in Home Mortgage Lending3. Jeanine Bell: Hating the Neighbors: Minority Housing Integration and Racialized Boundaries4. Karyn Lacy: Is Voluntary Residential Segregation Voluntary?5. Patricia Fernandez Kelly: Land, Race and Property Rights in American Development6. Abigail Sewell: Opening the Black Box of Segregation: Real Estate and Racial Health Disparities7. June Dwyer: Place and Real Estate: The Question of Community in Danticat's The Dew Breaker8. Debbie Becher: Racial Resources in Public Conflicts Over Property9. William Gleason: Black Folk, Brownstones: Mat Johnson's Hunting Harlem10. Richard R. W. Brooks and Carol Rose: Racial Covenants and Housing Segregation, Yesterday and Today11. 'My Hole is Warm and Full of Light': The Sub-Urban Real Estate of Invisible Ma12. K. Ian Grandison: Other Side of the 'Free' Way: City Planning and Racialized Territories in the Wake of Massive Resistance13. Davarian Baldwin: Chess Moves on a Checkerboard: Heritage Tourism, University Life, and the New Faces of Gentriciatio14. Jeffrey Togman: Sheree's Home15. Regina Austin: Once Upon a Dream: Documenting Black Homeownership16. Sonya Posmentier: The Slave in the Great House: 'The Star-Apple Kingdom,' Property, and the Plantation