Bound to Belong: Race and Mediated Life in an American City


ACLS Project Development Grants


Communication and Media


“Bound to Belong” is an ethnographic book project about placemaking along polarized city landscapes confronting broader societal transformation in the era of Black Lives Matter. Namely, this book aims to: 1) illustrate how “the ordinary” framework can be used to develop new understandings about modes of placemaking and race, or what is called “placescapes,” and 2) provide evidence to reconfigure policy debates around equity, justice, and inclusion that centers the experiences of young people of color and advocates in the community.