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The Resource Black America in the shadow of the sixties : notes on the civil rights movement, neoliberalism, and politics, Clarence Lang

Black America in the shadow of the sixties : notes on the civil rights movement, neoliberalism, and politics, Clarence Lang

Label
Black America in the shadow of the sixties : notes on the civil rights movement, neoliberalism, and politics
Title
Black America in the shadow of the sixties
Title remainder
notes on the civil rights movement, neoliberalism, and politics
Statement of responsibility
Clarence Lang
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The 1960s, including the Black social movements of the period, are an obstacle to understanding the current conditions of African Americans, argues Clarence Lang. While Americans celebrate the current anniversaries of various Black freedom milestones and the election of the first Black president, the effects of neoliberalism since the 1970s have been particularly devastating to African Americans. Neoliberalism, which rejects social welfare protections in favor of individual liberty, unfettered markets, and a laissez-faire national state, has produced an environment in which people of color struggle with unstable employment, declining family income, rising household debt, increased class stratification, and heightened racial terrorism and imprisonment. The book argues that a reassessment of the Sixties and its legacies is necessary to make better sense of Black community, leadership, politics, and the prospects for social change today. Combining interdisciplinary scholarship, political reportage, and personal reflection, this work sheds powerful light on the forces underlying the stark social and economic circumstances facing African Americans today, as well as the need for cautious optimism alongside sober analysis."--Publisher's Web site
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lang, Clarence
Dewey number
323.1196/0730904
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.615
LC item number
.L26 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Class : Culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • Nineteen sixties
  • Neoliberalism
Label
Black America in the shadow of the sixties : notes on the civil rights movement, neoliberalism, and politics, Clarence Lang
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-153) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
On the outskirts of the sixties -- The current moment : civil rights anniversaries, the black man in a white house, and inequality in the new millennium -- The "end" of African American history and the violence of neoliberalism -- The persistent sixties : "yes, we can," "hands off Obama," and the death of Trayvon Martin -- "Between the gun and the target" : the Association for the Study of African American Life and History and the 2013 Florida Convention -- Standing our ground
Control code
ocn900242794
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 159 pages
Isbn
9780472052660
Lccn
2014044071
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024773823
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780472052660
  • (OCoLC)900242794
Label
Black America in the shadow of the sixties : notes on the civil rights movement, neoliberalism, and politics, Clarence Lang
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-153) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
On the outskirts of the sixties -- The current moment : civil rights anniversaries, the black man in a white house, and inequality in the new millennium -- The "end" of African American history and the violence of neoliberalism -- The persistent sixties : "yes, we can," "hands off Obama," and the death of Trayvon Martin -- "Between the gun and the target" : the Association for the Study of African American Life and History and the 2013 Florida Convention -- Standing our ground
Control code
ocn900242794
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 159 pages
Isbn
9780472052660
Lccn
2014044071
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024773823
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780472052660
  • (OCoLC)900242794

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