[URBANTH-L]CFP: Who Claims the City? (Milwaukee)

Angela Jancius jancius at ohio.edu
Fri Sep 7 14:45:45 EDT 2007

Who Claims the City?:  Thinking Race, Class, and Urban Place May 2-3,
2008 Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

Proposals from all disciplines are invited for a conference at Marquette
University exploring "the city" as the locus of social conflict,
representation, law, ideology, desire, policy, planning, and
imagination, all inflected by lived realities of race, class, gender,
sexuality, and movement. Possible issues for consideration include:

--How has racial discourse changed as a result of shifting patterns of
immigration and migration?

--How have historical and contemporary labor and immigration debates
aligned and disaffiliated African American and Latino/a  workers in U.S.

--What are the routes and cultural politics of black urban youth culture
in relation to new immigrant neighborhoods and social movements?

--What are the consequences and effects of black middle class exodus and
white "recolonization" of city centers?

--What impact has segregation or the "new" segregation had upon the
nature of American urban communities?

--How have laws (zoning, tax) and law enforcement inscribed inequities
of race and class into urban geography?

--What role does foreign policy play in determining domestic urban

--How have education or the arts challenged or sustained ideologies of
privilege in American cities?

-- What is the relationship between racial politics and economic

Please submit 250 - 500 word abstracts and a brief c.v. to
artsnscience at marquette.edu by December 1, 2007.  Please include
"conference proposal" in your subject line.

Heather Hathaway, Associate Professor of English Way-Klingler College of
Arts and Sciences Marquette University P.O. Box 1881 Milwaukee, WI
(414) 288-5310

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