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Consuming Home
Thursday, July 30, 2015
By Karen Sternheimer Would you be excited to have a high-end brand of shower valve? Most of us probably wouldn’t know the brands of shower valves to be excited one way or the other. I certainly don’t. But when a...

Empowerment Zones, Heritage Tourism, and Gentrification in Harlem
Monday, July 27, 2015
By Teresa Irene Gonzales A recent article in the Guardian discusses the ongoing gentrification of Central Harlem. As I mentioned in a previous post, gentrification in the United States is not only about one ethnic or racial group replacing another...

Social (Re)Construction of Place in Columbia, South Carolina
Friday, July 10, 2015
By Colby King Assistant Professor of Sociology, Bridgewater State University The ongoing debate about the confederate flag on the grounds of the South Carolina State House reminds us of the power of the symbols we put in our places, and...

Racial Construction and Appropriation
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
By Sally Raskoff Have you heard about the woman in Spokane, Washington, the former head of the local NAACP chapter who resigned when people discovered that her identified race did not match her ancestry? I’m talking about the case of...

Water and Inequality
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
By Karen Sternheimer All living beings need water; it is perhaps the most universal of all needs. Water is also one of the key markers of inequality, locally and globally. It may be easily taken for granted, but when there...