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The Resource Black Corona : race and the politics of place in an urban community, Steven Gregory

Black Corona : race and the politics of place in an urban community, Steven Gregory

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Black Corona : race and the politics of place in an urban community
Title
Black Corona
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race and the politics of place in an urban community
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Steven Gregory
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Language
eng
Summary
InBlack Corona, Steven Gregory examines political culture and activism in an African-American neighborhood in New York City. Using historical and ethnographic research, he challenges the view that black urban communities are "socially disorganized." Gregory demonstrates instead how working-class and middle-class African Americans construct and negotiate complex and deeply historical political identities and institutions through struggles over the built environment and neighborhood quality of life. With its emphasis on the lived experiences of African Americans,Black Coronaprovides a fresh and innovative contribution to the study of the dynamic interplay of race, class, and space in contemporary urban communities. It questions the accuracy of the widely used trope of the dysfunctional "black ghetto," which, the author asserts, has often been deployed to depoliticize issues of racial and economic inequality in the United States. By contrast, Gregory argues that the urban experience of African Americans is more diverse than is generally acknowledged and that it is only by attending to the history and politics of black identity and community life that we can come to appreciate this complexity.This is the first modern ethnography to focus on black working-class and middle-class life and politics. Unlike books that enumerate the ways in which black communities have been rendered powerless by urban political processes and by changing urban economies,Black Coronademonstrates the range of ways in which African Americans continue to organize and struggle for social justice and community empowerment. Although it discusses the experiences of one community, its implications resonate far more widely
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  • illustrations
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Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Princeton studies in culture/power/history
Black Corona : race and the politics of place in an urban community, Steven Gregory
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Black Corona : race and the politics of place in an urban community, Steven Gregory
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt7s87h
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-277) and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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1 online resource (xii, 282 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691029368
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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illustrations, map.
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remote

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