Landscape and Race in the United States is the definitive volume on racialized landscapes in the United States. Edited by Richard Schein, each essay is grounded in a particular location but all of the essays are informed by the theoretical vision that the cultural landscapes of America are infused with race and America's racial divide. While featuring the black/white divide, the book also investigates other social landscapes including Chinatowns, Latino landscapes in the Southwest and white suburban landscapes. The essays are accessible and readable providing historical and contemporary coverage.
Table of Contents
1. Race and Landscape in the United States 2. Historical Geographies of Race in a New Orleans Afro-Creole Landscape 3. The White-Pillared Past: Landscapes of Memory and Race in the American South 4. Seeing Hampton Plantation: Race and Gender in a South Carolina Heritage Landscape 5. Poetic Landscapes of Exclusion: Chinese Immigration at Angel Island, San Francisco 6. The Picture Postcard Mexican Housescape: Visual Culture and Domestic Identity 7. Race, Class, and Privacy in the Ordinary Postwar House, 1945–60 8. Aesthetics, Abjection and White Privilege in Suburban New York 9. The Cultural Landscape of a Latino Community 10. Richmond, Virginia's Witting Autobiography: Arthur Ashe, the Civil War, and Monument Avenue's Racialized Landscape 11. Naming Streets for Martin Luther King, Jr.: No Easy Road 12. Puptowns and Wiggly Fields – Chicago and the Racialization of Pet-Love in the Twenty First Century
Rich Schein is Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Kentucky. He is the author of numerous articles in leading journals. He also has a forthcoming book on racial landscapes in Kentucky that will be published by Temple University Press and is the co-editor of the forthcoming The Companion to Cultural Geography due to be published by Blackwell in 2004.