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Author Polanco, Mieka Brand, author

Title Historically black : imagining community in a black historic district / Mieka Brand Polanco
Published New York : New York University Press, [2014]


Description 1 online resource
Contents Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Gating Union: The Politics of "Protecting" Community -- 3. Thick Histories: Producing Community through Historical Narratives -- 4. "Not to Scale": Cartographic Productions of Community -- Conclusion: Unfolding Communities: Union Road as a "Uniter of People"? -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- About the Author
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 raciall
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject African American neighborhoods -- United States
Community development -- United States
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- City Planning & Urban Development.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
African American neighborhoods
Community development
United States
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2014012223
ISBN 9780814724743