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Places for Races: The White Supremacist Movement Imagines U.S. Geography

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Barbara Perry ,

University of Ontario Institute of Technology, CA
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Randy Blazak

Portland State University, US
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Abstract

Increasingly, scholars are acknowledging that racial and other forms of animus assume a spatial dimension. Not only does intercultural hostility take different forms depending on location, but so, too, does the concomitant bias-motivated violence imply “places for races.” The very intent and motive of hate crimes are grounded in the perceived need of perpetrators to defend carefully crafted boundaries. While these boundaries are largely cultural, they may also take on a real, physical form, at least from the perpetrator’s perspective. Nowhere is this more evident than in the geographical imagination of the White Supremacist movement. This paper will trace the ways in which the movement idealizes the appropriate geographical “places for races.”

How to Cite: Perry, B. and Blazak, R., 2010. Places for Races: The White Supremacist Movement Imagines U.S. Geography. Journal of Hate Studies, 8(1), pp.29–51. DOI: http://doi.org/10.33972/jhs.67
Published on 01 Jan 2010.

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