Most of us think of geography as the study of continents, the names of capitals, perhaps the impact of rivers on human cultures. And certainly geography is all of those, but what if its lens could also bring into focus how ones place impacts identity, how housing and architecture shape expressions of gender, how political and social realities can confine entire communities as readily as liberate them.

Rashad Shabazz, Associate Professor at Arizona State University, and author of the book “Spatializing Blackness: Architectures of Confinement and Black Masculinity in Chicago,” talks to Arlington Public News.

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