By Steven Gregory
In Black Corona, Steven Gregory examines political tradition and activism in an African-American local in ny urban. utilizing historic and ethnographic learn, he demanding situations the view that black city groups are "socially disorganized." Gregory demonstrates as a substitute how working-class and middle-class African american citizens build and negotiate complicated and deeply ancient political identities and associations via struggles over the equipped setting and local caliber of lifestyles. With its emphasis at the lived stories of African americans, Black Corona offers a clean and leading edge contribution to the examine of the dynamic interaction of race, category, and area in modern city groups. It questions the accuracy of the commonly used trope of the dysfunctional "black ghetto," which, the writer asserts, has usually been deployed to depoliticize problems with racial and monetary inequality within the usa. in contrast, Gregory argues that the city adventure of African american citizens is extra diversified than is usually stated and that it is just by way of getting to the heritage and politics of black id and group lifestyles that we will come to understand this complexity.
This is the 1st smooth ethnography to target black working-class and middle-class existence and politics. in contrast to books that enumerate the ways that black groups were rendered powerless through city political strategies and by way of altering city economies, Black Corona demonstrates the variety of the way during which African american citizens proceed to prepare and fight for social justice and group empowerment. even though it discusses the reviews of 1 neighborhood, its implications resonate way more widely.
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Black Corona: Race and the Politics of Place in an Urban Community (Princeton Studies in Culture/Power/History) by Steven Gregory