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Claiming space for an engaged anthropology: spatial inequality and social exclusion.
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PMID:  22145154     Owner:  HMD     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
I use the concept of “engaged anthropology” to frame a discussion of how “spatializing culture” uncovers systems of exclusion that are hidden or naturalized and thus rendered invisible to other methodological approaches. “Claiming Space for an Engaged Anthropology” is doubly meant: to claim more intellectual and professional space for engagement and to propose that anthropology include the dimension of space as a theoretical construct. I draw on three fieldwork examples to illustrate the value of the approach: (1) a Spanish American plaza, reclaimed from a Eurocentric past, for indigenous groups and contemporary cultural interpretation; (2) Moore Street Market, an enclosed Latino food market in Brooklyn, New York, reclaimed for a translocal set of social relations rather than a gentrified redevelopment project; (3) gated communities in Texas and New York and cooperatives in New York, reclaiming public space and confronting race and class segregation created by neoliberal enclosure and securitization.
Authors:
Setha M Low
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American anthropologist     Volume:  113     ISSN:  0002-7294     ISO Abbreviation:  Am Anthropol     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-08-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1275273     Medline TA:  Am Anthropol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  389-407     Citation Subset:  Q    
Affiliation:
The Graduate Center of CUNY, New York, NY.
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