Racial Space: The Final Frontier

By Sunshine Kamaloni.

Published by Spaces and Flows: An International Journal of Urban and ExtraUrban Studies

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Racial space is part of the intimate social link between race and space. Historically, longstanding roots of the race-space connection exist in the process of imperialism and colonialism. However, despite this history, there is still need to clarify and assess this relationship in light of the present historical moment in which claims of color-blindness and discourses of racism obscure the materiality of the body and the racist experience. In the following discussion, I will show how situating the racial experience within the space in which it occurs provides a more comprehensive account of how race continues to function in the 21st century.

Keywords: Race, Space, Micro-aggression, Racial Space, Color-blindness

Spaces and Flows: An International Journal of Urban and ExtraUrban Studies, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp.113-118. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 290.897KB).

Sunshine Kamaloni

PhD Student, School of English, Communication and Performance Studies, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Sunshine Kamaloni (BA Hons) is a doctoral candidate at Monash University. Her research interrogates the mechanisms that sustain the continuity of race in the 21st century with a particular focus on the intersection of spatial practices, racialisation, embodiment and experiential reflection. She is interested in how people experience race in ordinary, everyday spaces and how they can create a sense of resistance and agency from those experiences. Her other research interests include culture and agency, representation and bodies.