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The Resource Citizen Brown : race, democracy, and inequality in the St. Louis suburbs, Colin Gordon

Citizen Brown : race, democracy, and inequality in the St. Louis suburbs, Colin Gordon

Label
Citizen Brown : race, democracy, and inequality in the St. Louis suburbs
Title
Citizen Brown
Title remainder
race, democracy, and inequality in the St. Louis suburbs
Statement of responsibility
Colin Gordon
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The 2014 killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, ignited nationwide protests and brought widespread attention police brutality and institutional racism. But Ferguson was no aberration. As Colin Gordon shows in this urgent and timely book, the events in Ferguson exposed not only the deep racism of the local police department but also the ways in which decades of public policy effectively segregated people and curtailed citizenship not just in Ferguson but across the St. Louis suburbs. Citizen Brown uncovers half a century of private practices and public policies that resulted in bitter inequality and sustained segregation in Ferguson and beyond. Gordon shows how municipal and school district boundaries were pointedly drawn to contain or exclude African Americans and how local policies and services--especially policing, education, and urban renewal--were weaponized to maintain civic separation. He also makes it clear that the outcry that arose in Ferguson was no impulsive outburst but rather an explosion of pent-up rage against long-standing systems of segregation and inequality--of which a police force that viewed citizens not as subjects to serve and protect but as sources of revenue was only the most immediate example. Worse, Citizen Brown illustrates the fact that though the greater St. Louis area provides some extraordinarily clear examples of fraught racial dynamics, in this it is hardly alone among American cities and regions." --
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gordon, Colin
Dewey number
305.8009778/65
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.93.M7
LC item number
G67 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American neighborhoods
  • Segregation
  • Equality
  • Urban renewal
  • African American neighborhoods
  • Equality
  • Segregation
  • Urban renewal
  • Missouri
  • Missouri
Label
Citizen Brown : race, democracy, and inequality in the St. Louis suburbs, Colin Gordon
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [155]-194) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Fragmenting citizenship: municipal incorporation and annexation -- Segregating citizenship: schools, safety, and sewers -- Bulldozing citizenship: renewal, redevelopment, and relocation -- Arresting citizenship: segregation, austerity, and predatory policing -- Conclusion
Control code
1085634163
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 200 pages
Isbn
9780226647487
Lccn
2019005345
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1085634163
Label
Citizen Brown : race, democracy, and inequality in the St. Louis suburbs, Colin Gordon
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [155]-194) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Fragmenting citizenship: municipal incorporation and annexation -- Segregating citizenship: schools, safety, and sewers -- Bulldozing citizenship: renewal, redevelopment, and relocation -- Arresting citizenship: segregation, austerity, and predatory policing -- Conclusion
Control code
1085634163
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 200 pages
Isbn
9780226647487
Lccn
2019005345
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1085634163

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