Blackness in the City
49th Annual Conference of the Association of Black Sociologists
August 8-10, 2019
Park Central Hotel | 870 7th Avenue | $199/night
New York, NY
Submission Deadline: March 1, 2019
Globally, most people now live in metropolitan areas, as cities increasingly become centers not only of labor and consumption but also of leisure and prestige. Black folks’ presence in city-spaces has always been contested, but Black folks have always been consummate urbanists, making and re-making spaces and places for themselves because and in spite of systems of spatial violence.
This year’s central question is: how do race and urbanization overlap, and what are the consequences of this overlap? Exploring the intersections of race, place, popular culture, politics, economics, and space, the 49th Annual Meeting of the Association of Black Sociologists invites papers, panel proposals, and posters. In an era increasingly marked by the rampant dual powers of anti-Blackness and White Supremacy, this meeting will feature speakers, activists, scholars and practitioners who explore how Black people and communities specifically and marginalized and oppressed individuals and groups more generally manage to thrive and survive amidst these racial and political constraints and pressures.
This year’s conference considers a range of perspectives on Black folks in/and space, from the urban core, to suburbs and exurbs, to rural areas. How is Black space organized? How do Black folks use space/place to resist oppression? How do Black folks imagine new spaces, and new cityspaces in particular, in the face of community obliteration. Papers and panels are invited that focus on this theme as well as other topics of Black sociological interest. All interested individuals are invited to submit papers as well as proposals for complete sessions (three or more papers), including Regular Sessions, Author Meets Critics, Regional Spotlight Sessions, Thematic Sessions, Poster Sessions, and Workshops.
All interested individuals are invited to submit papers as well as proposals for complete sessions (three-to-four papers) and roundtables (including: Regular Sessions, Author Meets Critics, Regional Spotlight Sessions, Thematic Sessions, Poster Sessions, and Workshops). Questions can be sent to Dr. Marcus Anthony Hunter at email@example.com, but all submissions must be made through the online system by March 1, 2019. Further, all program participants must be current 2019 ABS members. The ABS membership year runs from January 1 through December 31 each year. To be included in the final program, all participants must register by the registration deadline of July 1, 2019. Membership renewal and conference registration can be completed here. Other registration information and mail-in payment forms are available online via the ABS website. We look forward to seeing you in New York!