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Introduction

Colin Gordon

in Citizen Brown: Race, Democracy, and Inequality in the St. Louis Suburbs

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226647487
eISBN:
9780226647517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226647517.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The introduction traces the contours of citizenship, and particularly local citizenship, as experienced by African Americans in the St. Louis suburbs. It starts with four case studies of citizenship ... More


Citizen Brown: Race, Democracy, and Inequality in the St. Louis Suburbs

Colin Gordon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226647487
eISBN:
9780226647517
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226647517.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book explores the citizenship experienced by African-Americans in St. Louis County across the last century by examining patterns of municipal incorporation and annexation (much of it in service ... More


Arresting Citizenship: Segregation, Austerity, and Predatory Policing

Colin Gordon

in Citizen Brown: Race, Democracy, and Inequality in the St. Louis Suburbs

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226647487
eISBN:
9780226647517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226647517.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter traces the history of the inner St. Louis County suburb of Ferguson, tracing its development from an early bastion of white flight to a “secondhand” suburb undergoing rapid racial ... More


Segregating Citizenship: Schools, Safety, and Sewers

Colin Gordon

in Citizen Brown: Race, Democracy, and Inequality in the St. Louis Suburbs

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226647487
eISBN:
9780226647517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226647517.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter traces the unevenness and fragmentation of basic public goods and services (sewers, schooling, policing) in the suburbs of St. Louis County. It traces unequal citizenship both across ... More


Conclusion

Colin Gordon

in Citizen Brown: Race, Democracy, and Inequality in the St. Louis Suburbs

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226647487
eISBN:
9780226647517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226647517.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

The conclusion sets the death of Michael Brown, in Ferguson Missouri in August 2014, against a broader context of fragmented local government and economic and demographic change. It argues that the ... More


From Tipping Point to Meta-Crisis: Management, Media, and Hurricane Katrina

Chris Russill and Chad Lavin

in The Neoliberal Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, Late Capitalism, and the Remaking of New Orleans

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673247
eISBN:
9781452946962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673247.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter looks at the failure of tipping point explanations of crisis in the flooding of New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. It suggests that under the current terms of neoliberal ... More


Mourning in America: Race and the Politics of Loss

David W. McIvor

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501704956
eISBN:
9781501706189
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704956.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Recent years have brought public mourning to the heart of American politics, as exemplified by the spread and power of the Black Lives Matter movement, which has gained force through its ... More


Not “Radio Nowhere”: Racist Criminal Justice and TJMS Activism

Micaela di Leonardo

in Black Radio/Black Resistance: The Life & Times of the Tom Joyner Morning Show

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190870195
eISBN:
9780190870225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190870195.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Culture

Chapter 6 lays out the TJMS’s history of dealing extensively and as an activist counterpubic node with the racism baked into the U.S. criminal justice system, including the differential treatment of ... More


Street Tapes: The People’s History of Unjustified Police Force

Angela J. Aguayo

in Documentary Resistance: Social Change and Participatory Media

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190676216
eISBN:
9780190676254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190676216.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The proliferation of screen media and the saturation of everyday life with digital culture led to dramatic shifts in public communication, challenging our sense of what it means to be a citizen in ... More


“We Have More to Fear than Racism that Announces Itself”: Distraction as a Strategy to Oppress

David Ikard

in Lovable Racists, Magical Negroes, and White Messiahs

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226492469
eISBN:
9780226492773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226492773.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

In this chapter I will engage a long-standing pattern of victim blaming and the challenges it poses in the twenty-first century for asserting black humanity and acquiring justice and equal treatment ... More


Conclusion: “It was not a story to pass on”: The Ongoing Trauma of State Violence

Nancy K. Bristow

in Steeped in the Blood of Racism: Black Power, Law and Order, and the 1970 Shootings at Jackson State College

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190215378
eISBN:
9780190092115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190215378.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The May 1970 shootings at Jackson State had an enduring impact for many of its victims. Many dedicated themselves to fighting the racism that had killed James Earl Green and Phillip Gibbs. others ... More


Introduction

Theodore Vial

in Modern Religion, Modern Race

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190212551
eISBN:
9780190212575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190212551.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

By looking at recent examples in the news (Charlie Hebdo, Michael Brown, for example), examples from the academic study of religion, and personal examples, the introduction makes the case that ... More


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