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Street naming and the politics of belonging: spatial injustices in the toponymic commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr
Although the critical turn in place name study recognizes the central and contested place that toponyms hold in people's lives and identity struggles, little work has explicitly analyzed place namingExpand
Tour Guides as Creators of Empathy: The Role of Affective Inequality in Marginalizing the Enslaved at Plantation House Museums
Criticized for ignoring or misrepresenting slavery, some docents at plantation house museums have responded by including more references to slavery, but rarely move beyond mere factual references ofExpand
Reexamining the Montgomery Bus Boycott: Toward an Empathetic Pedagogy of the Civil Rights Movement
Geographers have assessed the success and failure of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement in terms of the African American struggle for justice, social identity, and economic survival. Conspicuously absentExpand
Introduction to the Special Issue: African Americans and Tourism
Abstract The relationship between African Americans and tourism is a complex and conflicted one given the highly discriminatory history of hospitality in the USA and the inequalities that stillExpand
Mobility as Antiracism Work: The “Hard Driving” of NASCAR's Wendell Scott
This article explores spatial mobility as a form of African American resistance and self-determination. We argue for examining the everyday activism and “countermobility work” of ordinary people ofExpand
Applying Critical Race and Memory Studies to University Place Naming Controversies: Toward a Responsible Landscape Policy
ABSTRACT A number of U.S. universities are embroiled in debates over the longtime commemoration and valorization of white supremacy through the campus landscape. Recognizing place naming as aExpand
The House That Story Built: The Place of Slavery in Plantation Museum Narratives
This article examines the characteristics and opinions of tourists visiting Laura Plantation Museum in southern Louisiana, paying close attention to their interest in slavery relative to otherExpand
Theorizing Violence and the Dialectics of Landscape Memorialization: A Case Study of Greensboro, North Carolina
The study of the memorialization of landscapes of violence is a vibrant field both within and beyond geography. Previous scholarship has highlighted the contestation that surrounds theExpand
Tourist plantation owners and slavery: a complex relationship
This paper examines owners of plantation heritage tourism sites as memorial entrepreneurs who control and negotiate the inclusion and specific treatment of the history of African enslavement.Expand
‘Wiping New Berlin off the map’: political economy and the de‐Germanisation of the toponymic landscape in First World War USA
Within critical place name studies, the perspectives of ‘toponym-as-commodity’ and ‘toponym-as-nationalistic symbol’ have tended to be studied separately, but they are not necessarily mutuallyExpand