Abstract

Abstract:

The purpose of this multicase study was to examine how race functioned to shape life in campus residence halls. Guided by theories of neoliberalization and racialization, this study highlights the racialized meanings attached to particular campus housing options across three universities in the United States. I highlight commonly held racialized perceptions of campus housing and the ways these meanings reify racist ideologies about Students of Color. Results illuminate how such racialization functions to police racial boundaries and creates a social status hierarchy on campus. Although living on campus is frequently championed as an important learning environment that prompts cross-racial interaction, this study illuminates how campus housing arrangements mirror broader patterns of racial segregation.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1543-3382
Print ISSN
0897-5264
Pages
pp. 169-185
Launched on MUSE
2021-03-31
Open Access
No
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