The Politics of Race and Residence

The Politics of Race and Residence : Citizenship, Segregation and White Supremacy in Britain

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Moving beyond geographers' traditional concern with pattern and process, this text explores the political and legislative history of racial segregation in Britain. It provides a critical commentary on the development of national and local housing policy, on the operation of the major markets and institutions, and on the organization of urban management. Collating a variety of research, Smith argues that residential segregation in Britain is an expression of racial inequality. This book rejects the reality of race as an explanatory construct, focusing instead on how and why races are constituted through economic, political and social activity. It is a contribution to the growing literature in search of an anti-racist social science. The book explores the interface of social geography, social administration and political science. It collates a body of data to provide a reinterpretation of racial more

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  • Hardback | 220 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 2 maps, 5 tables, references
  • 0745603580
  • 9780745603582

Table of contents

Preamble - On "Race", Residence and Segregation; "Race" as a Dimension of Residential Segregation; The Legislative Framework; Access, Allocation and Exchange - The "Race Relations" of Housing Consumption; Political Interpretations of "Racial Segregation"; 'Common Sense" Racism and the Limits to Resistance; Critical Interpretations of "Racial Segregatation".show more