Globalization and Survival in the Black Diaspora

Globalization and Survival in the Black Diaspora

by Charles Green
     
 
This volume draws attention to the plight of urban blacks in the contemporary world and links their situation across five key global regions. It argues that while the world's population is predominantly urban, persons of African descent are disproportionately urbanized and impoverished, and it shows how significant changes in the global arena, among them new

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This volume draws attention to the plight of urban blacks in the contemporary world and links their situation across five key global regions. It argues that while the world's population is predominantly urban, persons of African descent are disproportionately urbanized and impoverished, and it shows how significant changes in the global arena, among them new information technology, the increased hegemony of market structures, and the resulting socioeconomic instability, have altered the material circumstances of these and other poor and working-class urban dwellers. The book argues further that although the problems triggered by the late-twentieth-century challenge appear to impact blacks uniformly, the societal and cultural-specific dimensions of their plight should not be overlooked. Its findings and implications buttress the need for greater unity among urban blacks in the diaspora, as well as offer solutions that are sensitive to their societal and cultural differences.

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Focusing on the problem of race and poverty in cities in North America, Western Europe, the Caribbean, Latin American, and sub- Saharan Africa, 16 contributors discuss the processes of globalization and urbanization and their impact on persons of African descent. They argue that persons of African descent are disproportionately urbanized and impoverished, and show how significant changes in the global arena, such as new information technology and the increased hegemony of market structures, have altered the material circumstances of poor and working-class urban dwellers. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781438404714
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
09/30/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
732 KB

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