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dc.contributor.authorSpence, Lester K.
dc.date.issued2015
dc.date.submitted2019-03-26 23:55
dc.date.submitted2020-01-23 14:09:07
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T10:41:35Z
dc.identifier1004592
dc.identifierOCN: 1048100918
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/25503
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/39258
dc.description.abstractOver the past several years scholars, activists, and analysts have begun to examine the growing divide between the wealthy and the rest of us, suggesting that the divide can be traced to the neoliberal turn. “I’m not a business man; I’m a business, man.” Perhaps no better statement gets at the heart of this turn. Increasingly we’re being forced to think of ourselves in entrepreneurial terms, forced to take more and more responsibility for developing our “human capital.” Furthermore a range of institutions from churches to schools to entire cities have been remade, restructured to in order to perform like businesses. Finally, even political concepts like freedom, and democracy have been significantly altered. As a result we face higher levels of inequality than any other time over the last century. In Knocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics, Lester K. Spence writes the first book length effort to chart the effects of this transformation on African American communities, in an attempt to revitalize the black political imagination. Rather than asking black men and women to “hustle harder” Spence criticizes the act of hustling itself as a tactic used to demobilize and disempower the communities most in need of empowerment.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFF Social issues & processes::JFFJ Social discrimination & inequality
dc.subject.otherBlack politics
dc.subject.otherpolitical science
dc.subject.othercultural studies
dc.subject.otherneoliberal economics
dc.titleKnocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.21983/P3.0121.1.00
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy12970da4-0116-4486-b8be-fc9756703ab1
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_namepunctum books
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttp://punctumbooks.com
oapen.collectionScholarLed
oapen.pages190
oapen.place.publicationBrooklyn, NY


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