Race and Racism, Geography of

James A. Tyner, Joshua Inwood

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In this article we highlight the changing geographies of race and racism, from the era of European colonialism to the present. We emphasize the co-constitution of race and space and highlight how epistemological understandings of 'race' greatly inform racist practice. Our objective in this article is to consider the legacy and malleability of racial discourse and how the construction of 'race' has material consequences. Special emphasis is placed on eugenics, racial formation theory, and critical race theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780080970875
ISBN (Print)9780080970868
Publication statusPublished - Mar 26 2015


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences(all)

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Tyner, J. A., & Inwood, J. (2015). Race and Racism, Geography of. In International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition (pp. 801-806). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.72106-4