Afternoon Anthropology - Dr. Taylor Shelton (Geosciences)

January 26, 2018

1:00 pm

Dr. Taylor Shelton
Department of Geosciences
Mississippi State University

“Mapping the Relational Geographies of Urban Inequality: Racially
Concentrated Poverty and Affluence in Lexington, Kentucky”

Friday, January 26 at 1:00 p.m.
Etheredge 224


The idea of concentrated poverty has long held a prominent place in
understandings of racial and class inequalities in American cities. While the
spatial concentration of the poor in undoubtedly an important aspect of the
story around urban inequality, concentrated poverty research suffers from
a number of shortcomings that limit its usefulness in understanding the
multifaceted nature of inequality today. Drawing on work on both critical
GIS and relational socio-spatial theory, this paper attempts to visualize how
areas of concentrated poverty are not the isolated spaces they are often
made out to be, but are rather fundamentally interconnected with and coproduced
by areas of concentrated affluence that are otherwise quite
distant and apart from the experience of poverty.

Friday, January 26 at 1:00 p.m.
Etheredge 224



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