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The Resource Historically Black : imagining community in a Black historic district, Mieka Brand Polanco

Historically Black : imagining community in a Black historic district, Mieka Brand Polanco

Label
Historically Black : imagining community in a Black historic district
Title
Historically Black
Title remainder
imagining community in a Black historic district
Statement of responsibility
Mieka Brand Polanco
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Historically Black, Mieka Brand Polanco examines the concept of community in the United States: how communities are experienced and understood, the complex relationship between human beings and their social and physical landscapes--and how the term "community" is sometimes conjured to feign a cohesiveness that may not actually exist. Drawing on ethnographic and historical materials from Union, Virginia, Historically Black offers a nuanced and sensitive portrait of a federally recognized Historic District under the category "Ethnic Heritage--Black."Since Union has been home to a racially mixed population since at least the late 19th century, calling it "historically black" poses some curious existential questions to the black residents who currently live there. Union's identity as a "historically black community" encourages a perception of the town as a monochromatic and monohistoric landscape, effectively erasing both old-timer white residents and newcomer black residents while allowing newer white residents to take on a proud role as preservers of historyGestures to "community" gloss an oversimplified perspective of race, history and space that conceals much of the richness (and contention) of lived reality in Union, as well as in the larger United States. They allow Americans to avoid important conversations about the complex and unfolding nature by which groups of people and social/physical landscapes are conceptualized as a single unified whole. This multi-layered, multi-textured ethnography explores a key concept, inviting public conversation about the dynamic ways in which race, space, and history inform our experiences and understanding of community"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Polanco, Mieka Brand
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM756
LC item number
.P647 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Communities
  • African Americans
  • Historic districts
  • Identity politics
Label
Historically Black : imagining community in a Black historic district, Mieka Brand Polanco
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers/1313/2851676/image/lgcover.9780814762882.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 184 p. ;
Isbn
9780814763483
Isbn Type
(pb)
Lccn
2014012223
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illus. :
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o863200843
  • (OCoLC)863200843
Label
Historically Black : imagining community in a Black historic district, Mieka Brand Polanco
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers/1313/2851676/image/lgcover.9780814762882.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 184 p. ;
Isbn
9780814763483
Isbn Type
(pb)
Lccn
2014012223
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illus. :
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o863200843
  • (OCoLC)863200843

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