Summary- Anna & Olivia

Legal scholars write not of architecture as regulation but of the context of class and race in the context of many man made environmental aspects. An example of this is Lior Jacob Strahilevitz’s writing,  Exclusionary Amenities in Residential Communities, that explores residential communities that are exclusionary to a particular socioeconomic group. Fischel’s Homevoter Hypothesis extends residential exclusion to include voting patterns of those living in the exclusive residential areas and how voters are “more likely to vote in ways that will protect their property investment.” Scholars proposed the idea of spaces having a racial identity, and how authority of a given space has the power to decide who and who does not belong there. The built environment is a tool of exclusion by discriminating people of a particular class, race, or ability. Elise C. Boddie believes law overlooks racial identity of a space. Although law and regulations produce the same exclusionary results, they are not analyzed or policed the same. Schindler claims law and regulations “should be subject to scrutiny that is equal to that afforded to other methods of exclusion by law.”

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  1. Interesting… It might be useful to go into such detail about the authors Schindler references, but it might not be so useful, depending on why you’re providing the summary. (In essence she summarizes the works herself. Is summarizing the summaries important?) Notice, too, how when your writing strives to achieve a certain sound or tone, meaning slips (especially happening in the first sentence here). Really excellent work in such a short time!

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