Inside and Out
By Coryn Anderson
According to the author of "Polluting the Body Politic Race and Urban Location", David Goldberg, "the dichotomy between inside and outside also marks, as it is established by marking territory; and in settling territorial divides, connotations may transform, splinter, reverse". In keeping with Goldberg's remarks, developers attempt to create a sense of control for homebuyers by marking the territory of this subdivision with a brick wall.
This subdivision at 16th Street and South Mountain Road in South Phoenix is a prime example of how developers are trying to keep certain people in while keeping Others out. It is becoming an all too familiar sight to see rooftops peaking over "prisonlike walls" (Goldberg, 1993). The question is, who are the Others?