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"[A]n examination of racial diversity in higher education requires serious consideration of space... [A] spatial perspective offers a lens for locating and examining processes of racialization. And a spatial approach also provides a language participants and researchers can use to talk about the discreet ways race still operates in everyday interactions, including subtle forms of racism that are overlooked or ignored because race is often understood by students to matter less today. Essentially, a spatial approach sheds light on race relations and racial structures in tangible campus environments."


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Stylus Publishing, LLC


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race, racial diversity, higher education, colleges, universities, college students, space, campuses


Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Higher Education | Other Education | Race and Ethnicity | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies | Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education


In Penny A. Pasque, Noe Ortega, John C. Burkhardt, and Marie P. Ting (Eds.), Transforming Understandings of Diversity in Higher Education: Demography, Democracy, and Discourse.


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Architecture of Diversity: Using the Lens and Language of Space to Examine Racialized Experiences of Students of Color on College Campuses



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