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Dear Friends of SJS,

Two other events I missed:

Nov. 21:


Fall 2019: Politics and the City

Organized by the UVic Committee for Urban Studies

Co-Sponsored by the Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Geography, Department of History, Department of Political Science, the School of Environmental Studies, and the Gustavson School of Business

November 21

The Politics of Racism and Urban Decline in the American Rust Belt

Jason Hackworth
Professor, Department of Geography & Planning, University of Toronto

Jason Hackworth is a Professor of Geography and Planning at the University of Toronto. His research focuses broadly on urban political economy within the North American context. Dr. Hackworth is the author of three books: The Neoliberal City (2007, Cornell University Press), Faith-Based (2012, University of Georgia Press), and Manufacturing Decline (2019, Columbia University Press).


Despite the considerable overlap between the presence of non-white people and generalized population (and capital) flight in a variety of... national contexts, the urban decline literature almost entirely ignores race and racism as active causes of urban shrinkage. Most literature focuses on conventional economic explanations (e.g. levels of deindustrialization) and solutions (e.g. reinvention of the economy around a creative class paradigm). This presentation, which is based on material from the book Manufacturing Decline: How Racism and the Conservative Movement Crush the American Rust Belt (2019, Columbia University Press), explores the role of racism as an active cause of urban decline. More than simply being the cause of economic distress, declining cities and their often non-white citizens are actively constructed as virtual bêtes noires to advance conservative political interventions.

Thursday, November 21, 2019, 7:30pm

Legacy Art Gallery ~ 630 Yates Street, Victoria

Free Public Event


Run by the Committee for Urban Studies at the University of Victoria, The City Talks is a free public lecture series featuring distinguished scholars drawn from the University of Victoria, across Canada, and beyond.

For more information, please visit www.TheCityTalks.ca

Nov. 22:

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