Rural Urbanism analyzes contemporary land use activism among suburban whites as part of the contemporary political project called the qwhite backlash.q I conceptualize land use activism as the struggle over how land is defined, used, and valued. I argue that the control of landscape stabilizes and recreates white privilege in the context of changes to the political-economic structures that have historically privileged white people, while working within the dictates of a qcolor-blindq society.According to Dreier, asuch stories would demonstrate that our urban problems are neither inevitable nor intractable, but rather a matter of political ... politics of contemporary suburban homeowner activists, who associate elements of urban landscapes a apartment buildings, industry, people of color, ... 34 Peter Dreier, a How the Media Compound Urban Problems, a Journal of Urban Affairs 27 (2005): 198.
|Title||:||Rural Urbanism: Landscape, Land Use Activism and the Cultural Politics of Suburban Spatial Exclusion|
|Author||:||Laura R. Barraclough|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2006|