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Black Lives and Spatial Matters: Policing Blackness and Practicing Freedom in Suburban St. Louis

Jodi Rios


This book is a call to reconsider the epistemic violence that is committed when scholars, policymakers, and the general public continue to frame Black precarity as just another racial, cultural, or ethnic conflict that can be solved solely through legal, political, or economic means. This book argues that the historical and material production of blackness-as-risk is foundational to the historical and material construction of our society and certainly foundational to the construction and experience of metropolitan space. The book also considers how an ethics of lived blackness—living fully and ... More

Keywords: Black precarity, epistemic violence, racial conflict, cultural conflict, ethnic conflict, lived blackness

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781501750465
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501750465.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jodi Rios, author