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ERIC Number: EJ1180157
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jun
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1938-8926
College Desert and Oasis: A Critical Geographic Analysis of Local College Access
Dache-Gerbino, Amalia
Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, v11 n2 p97-116 Jun 2018
In an effort to challenge the dominant discourses of college access and highlight nondominant discourses of college access such as geographic racism and segregation, I employ a Critical Geographic College Access (CGCA) framework. This framework consists of critical geographic theories such as power-geometry and spatial mismatch. Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS), I conducted spatial and proximity analysis of urban and suburban areas of a county in Western New York. The results revealed a "college desert" in the urban core and a "college oasis" in the suburban periphery. Using a critical geographic approach, this article asserts that a depopulating city consisting of high concentrations of people of color has less college accessibility although more need than suburban areas.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York
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