Apr 21, 2021
Race, Space, and the Law: Unmapping a White Settler Society
Posted by Sherene H. Razack

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 suRace, 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 place, as a Manitoba Court of Appeal judge concluded after analyzing a section of the Indian Act, becomes race.

  • Title: Race, Space, and the Law: Unmapping a White Settler Society
  • Author: Sherene H. Razack
  • ISBN: 9781896357591
  • Page: 312
  • Format: Paperback
  • Race Space and the Law Unmapping a White Settler Society 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 rejec

    Elevate Difference

    Institutional racism we all know it exists, yet many deny it does In this book, Sherene Razack, author of Looking White People in the Eye, edits a set of deeply disturbing accounts of racially motivated public policies and resultant public consciousness in North America Beginning with the premise Race is Space, Race, Space, and the Law unearths half forgotten history of racial injustice and challenges the romanticisation of European settlement which is so deeply embedded in Canadian and American [...]


    Hecollins

    I originally read this book as an academic, for a class I re read it because the ideas from so many of the authors kept stirring up new thoughts in my head, even years later It is a shame that this book and books like this are not taught in Canadian High School curricula The ideas are complex, but powerful.


    Rema

    A very important book every Canadian should read re the history of how colonization intersected with place race, ranging from the physical spaces Africville reservations to the language used at Universities Parliament to the violence inflicted on bodies of colour particularly women etc.


    Teghan

    A painfully brilliant book to read Razack has a unique way of looking at the world and the various injustices around her that even a reader who approaches the world from an anti oppressive view and has an intersectional understanding of the world, will find some education in this text.



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