Geographical perspectives on the changing patterns of race and ethnicity in the United States.
In an approach that differs from other publications on U. S. multiculturalism, Multicultural Geographies examines the changing patterns of race and ethnicity in the United States from geographical perspectives. It reflects the significant contributions made by geographers in recent years to our understanding of the day-to-day experiences of American minorities and the historical and current processes that account for living spaces, persistent patterns of segregation and group inequalities, and the complex geographies that continue to evolve at local and regional levels across the country. One of the book's underlying themes is the dynamic and complex nature of U. S. multiculturalism and the academic difficulty in evaluating it from a single viewpoint or theoretical stance. As such, Multicultural Geographies is derived from the joint efforts of selected scholars to bring together diverse perspectives and approaches in documenting the experiences of American minorities and the issues that affect them.
John W. Frazier is Professor of Geography at Binghamton University, State University of New York. He is the coeditor (with Eugene L. Tettey-Fio) of Race, Ethnicity, and Place in a Changing America, also published by SUNY Press. Florence M. Margai is Associate Professor of Geography at Binghamton University, State University of New York. She is the author of Environmental Health Hazards and Social Justice: Geographical Perspectives on Race and Class Disparities. Frazier and Margai are the coauthors (with Eugene L. Tettey-Fio) of Race and Place: Equity Issues in Urban America.