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Book/Printed Material Knocking the hustle : against the neoliberal turn in black politics Against the neoliberal turn in black politics

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Title

  • Knocking the hustle : against the neoliberal turn in black politics

Other Title

  • Against the neoliberal turn in black politics

Summary

  • "Over 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."-- Back cover.

Names

  • Spence, Lester K., author.

Created / Published

  • Brooklyn, N.Y. : Punctum Books, 2016.
  • 2015

Headings

  • -  African Americans--Politics and government
  • -  Neoliberalism
  • -  Capitalism--Social aspects

Notes

  • -  Originally published: 2015.
  • -  Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-164).
  • -  Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page, viewed July 9, 2021.

Medium

  • 1 online resource (xxv, 164 pages) : illustrations

Call Number/Physical Location

  • E185.615

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021302866

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  • Unrestricted online access

Online Format

  • image
  • pdf

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Chicago citation style:

Spence, Lester K., Author. Knocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics. Brooklyn, N.Y.: Punctum Books, . 2015, 2016. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021302866/.

APA citation style:

Spence, L. K. (2016) Knocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics. Brooklyn, N.Y.: Punctum Books, . 2015. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021302866/.

MLA citation style:

Spence, Lester K., Author. Knocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics. Brooklyn, N.Y.: Punctum Books, . 2015, 2016. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021302866/>.