Race, Space, and the Law: Unmapping a White Settler Society

Race, Space, and the Law: Unmapping a White Settler Society edited by Sherene H. Razack published in 2012 looks at systematic and institutional racism present in our society and the correlation between “physical spaces and identities”. The book looks at the way in which space is created over time and the way in which law assists in shaping communities. Synopsis on the book states the authors “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.””  ink to  Race, Space, and the Law can be found via; http://books.google.ca/books?id=FWs2TYWS8cMC&pg=PA1&lpg=PA1&dq=Race,+Space,+and+the+Law:+Unmapping+a+White+Settler+Society&source=bl&ots=CYK8fnPO8n&sig=AVpXfbCdbrrr3qesQ4QwaQAkgo4&hl=en&sa=X&ei=A8sZUZvrM6KZ0QGhoYHQAQ&ved=0CGMQ6AEwCQ#v=onepage&q=Race%2C%20Space%2C%20and%20the%20Law%3A%20Unmapping%20a%20White%20Settler%20Society&f=false   

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