Race, Space, and the Law

Race, Space, and the Law

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Race, Space, and the Law belongs to a growing field of exploration that spans critical geography, sociology, law, education, and critical race and feminist studies. Writers who share this terrain reject the idea that spaces, and the arrangement of bodies in them, emerge naturally over time. Instead, they look at how spaces are created and the role of law in shaping and supporting them. They expose hierarchies that emerge from, and in turn produce, oppressive spatial categories. The authors' unmapping takes us through drinking establishments, parks, slums, classrooms, urban spaces of prostitution, parliaments, the main streets of cities, mosques, and the U.S.-Canada and U.S.-Mexico borders. Each example demonstrates that qplace, q as a Manitoba Court of Appeal judge concluded after analyzing a section of the Indian Act, qbecomes race.qI had my two eldest daughters and my son was still a baby when we had to evacuate from Steveston. . . . But the men couldna#39;t go because they all, you know, went to road camps. And so I left my husband who went to Hastings Park and then with my kids and with the neighbours we all went to ... Yet, after two years, Aya was forced to leave them and move again. ... At Tashme, hierarchical arrangements included a feminized space associated with the wives of men incarcerated in theanbsp;...

Title:Race, Space, and the Law
Author:Sherene Razack
Publisher:Between The Lines - 2002-01-01


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