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Knocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics By Lester K. Spence,

  • Title: Knocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics
  • Author: Lester K. Spence
  • ISBN: 9780692540794
  • Page: 485
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 entOver 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 and responsibility for developing our human capital Further 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.
    Knocking the Hustle Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics 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 neolibera

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    1. This is one of the few politically based, non fiction books I have read that I didn t want to put down it challenged my own previously held conceptions and creates a compelling case for serious changes in the way I, and we as a society, need to face the many challenges of today that are related to policy And I was shocked at how much of the misfortunes many of us face today have there roots in political policy This book was a must read for me, and should be for many, many others.

    2. A must read for activists who intend to make policy, institutional and structural change Lester Spence brings together the different strands of how neo liberal thought has paralysed arenas of activism and action He also posits some recommendations on the way forward for that you d have to buy and read the book.

    3. I heard about this book through Dave Zirin s twitter account There are some typos in the book One that was missed twice is the governor of Michigan is Rick Snyder, not Tom Synder The grammar contained very few commas There were also some awkward sentences I would have preferred the book to have a larger font I read the paperback version I would like to have had solutions in the text, along with details on them It can be difficult for me to imagine how a progressive society would behave I am d [...]

    4. I got this for free, on one of those Radiohead style pay what you want deals, but then I felt kinda bad about it once I read that the author was broke as an MFN joke His car broke down, and he couldn t afford to buy a new one, so he was having to ride the bus and accept charity.Clearly, this guy s own personal failings have informed his opinion on neoliberalism But that doesn t mean that he s wrong I found pretty much everything he had to say here on point If there s a problem with this book, it [...]

    5. Spence presents a thought provoking thesis on the neoliberal turn and its impact on ethnic minorities, particularly Black people, in the United States I came away with a novel understanding of different facets of American society and advocacy groups, such as education and Black Lives Matter I think that this book helped to increase my repertoire of perspectives when trying to wrap my mind around the social injustices of our time I especially liked the final chapter of the book, which does an exc [...]

    6. I usually don t review academic books here but this one has a lot of heart the issues feel personal and immediate and it s so much than academic Spence makes a lot of connections and gives lots of creative insights into how neoliberalism affects black communities As I have personal experience with and interest in the chapter on black churches, I found that the most fascinating But Spence not only has his finger on the pulse of the rich history of black politics and is a serious expert on the c [...]

    7. This is one of those books that I will need to read twice to properly absorb the extremely relevant insights that the book has to offer There are many threads to pull on concerning the effects of neoliberal policies on blacks and the working class in general There is much to be said about the institutions, as well as the mode of policy making that wants to separate the political and economic situations of many blacks today from the institutional history that contributed to these situations.

    8. Crucial analysis of neoliberal politics and African American communities My main criticism is that his final chapter on Solutions spent time rehashing arguments already made and less on actual solutions Other than that, I think this is a must read.

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