Here are examples of geographic theory and scholarship on this week's themes of race, ethnicity, and youth:
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- On race: two excerpts from Rashad Shabazz's Spatializing Blackness (2015), the Preface, which talks about his personal experience growing up as a black male in Chicago, and the Introduction, which lays out his theoretical framework and research agenda on race and geography. This work is intersectional in the way that it draws connections between place, race, and gender.
- Also on race: Chapter 1 in Katherine McKittrick's Demonic Grounds (2006), which outlines a theory and language for understanding "black geographies." (You may note that this work is foundational for Shabazz's book).
- For another perspective on race: Jacqueline Housel, "Geographies of whiteness: the active construction of racialized privilege in Buffalo, New York," Social & Cultural Geography, Vol. 10, No. 2, March 2009, 132-151.
- On ethnicity: Akram Fouad Katter has written a historical geography of "Syrian" identity and migration to the U.S.: "Becoming 'Syrian' in America: A Global Geography of Ethnicity and Nation," Diaspora 14.2/3 (2005): 299-331. Note how he links this topic to the idea of "imagined communities", which we discussed as part of sense of place and scale.
- And the following article draws intersections between ethnicity and gender, mobility (migration) and economy (capitalism): Elizabeth Sweet, "Locating Latinas in a diverse economies framework: evidence from Chicago," Gender, Place, and Culture, 2016, Vol. 23, No. 1, 55-71.
- On youth: here is an interesting article on how teenagers fit into geographies of youth and children: Susie Weller, "Situating (Young) Teenagers in Geographies of Children and Youth," Children's Geographies, Vol. 4, No. 1, 97-108, April 2006.
- For another perspective on age and geography: Maurizio Antoinetti & Mario Garrett, "Body capital and the geography of aging," Area (2012) 44.3, 364-370.