The World Is a Ghetto has 60 ratings and 3 reviews. Howard Winant argues that race remains crucial both for contemporary politics and for concepts of identity. In The World Is a Ghetto Howard Winant reinterprets post-WWII racial Winant not only deepens our understanding of race as both a contemporary and. The World Is a Ghetto compares post-World War II racial dynamics in four countries Howard Winant argues that race remains crucial both for.
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Join us by creating an account and start getting the best experience from our website! Howard Winant argues that race remains crucial both for contemporary politics and for concepts of identity and culture. By investigating how economic development, labour processes, the ideals of democracy and popular sovereignty, patterns of social stratification, and even concepts of social and individual identity have been affected by the role race has played in the modern global democracy, Winant provides a new critique of racial exclusion and inequality.
An invaluable tool for understanding the role of race in contemporary global politics, The World Is a Ghetto provides a sobering history of the real successes of movements for racial justice and democracy both in the U.
The World Is a Ghetto: Race and Democracy Since World War II by Howard Winant
How should we live: This exciting and ambitious book shows how we can re-design the welfare state for this century. The welfare state was revolutionary: But it is out of kilter now: Today we face new challenges. Our resources have changed. Hilary Cottam takes us through five ‘Experiments’ to show us a new design.
We start on a Swindon housing estate where families who have spent years revolving within our current welfare systems are supported to design their own way out. We spend time with young people who are helped to make new connections – with radical results. We turn to the question of good health care and then to the world of work and see what happens when people are given different tools sorld make change.
Then we see those over sixty design a new and affordable system of support. At the heart of this way of working is human connection.
Upending the current crisis of managing scarcity, we see instead that tye capacities for the relationships that can make the changes are abundant. We must work with individuals, families and communities to grow the core capabilities we all need to flourish.
Radical Help describes the principles behind the approach, the design process that makes the work possible and the challenges of transition. It is bold – and above all, practical. It is not a book of dreams. It is about concrete new ways of organising that already have been developing across Britain. Radical Help creates a new vision and a radically different approach that can take care of us once more, from cradle to grave.
Capitalism is in crisis mode. But as journalist Nathan Schneider shows, there is a democratic alternative to the robber-baron economy hiding in plain sight; we just need to know where to look.
Cooperatives — jointly-owned and democratically-controlled enterprises that advance the economic, social, and cultural needs of the members — have provided that alternative for centuries.
They often emerge during moments of capitalist crisis not unlike our own, putting people in charge of the credit unions, hardware stores, grocery stores, healthcare, and homes they depend on.
THE WORLD IS A GHETTO: Race and Democracy Since World War II
After the economic crisis that began inthe cooperative movement is coming back with renewed vigor. Based on years of reporting, Schneider chronicles this economic and social revolution — from the taxi cooperatives in Colorado that are keeping Uber and Lyft at bay; to the mayoral administration in Jackson, Mississippi, that is giving citizens control over their economy; to the French hacker who is building a cooperative version of bitcoin; to the electricity coop members who are propelling an outdated system into the future.
As these pioneers show, cooperative enterprise is poised to revolutionize our lives, put people like us in charge of our economy, and engender creativity and innovation that serves us all. What do women want? The same thing men were promised in the Declaration of Independence: For women, though, pursuing happiness is a hoawrd endeavor, and if you head out into America and talk to women one-on-one, as Jill Filipovic has done, you’ll see that happiness is indelibly shaped by the constraints of gender, the expectations of feminine sacrifice, and the myriad ways that womanhood itself differs along lines of race, class, location, and identity.
In The H-Spot, Filipovic argues that the main obstacle standing in-between women and happiness is a rigged system. In this world of unfinished feminism, men have long been able to “have it all” because of free female labor, while the bar of achievement for women has only gotten higher. Never before have women at every economic level had to work so much whether it’s to be an accomplished white-collar employee or just make ends meet. Never before have the standards of feminine perfection been so high.
And never before have the requirements for being a “good mother” been so extreme. If our laws and policies made women’s happiness and fulfillment a goal in and of itself, Filipovic contends, many of our country’s most contentious political issues – from reproductive rights to equal pay to welfare spending – would swiftly be resolved.
Filipovic argues that it is more important than ever to prioritize women’s happiness-and that doing so will make men’s lives better, too. Here, she provides an outline for a feminist movement we all need and a blueprint for how policy, laws, and society can deliver on the promise of the pursuit of happiness for all.
In the months since Donald Trump’s shocking presidential upset, a movement has been coalescing in America-and when millions of women descended upon Washington, DC in January and six hundred sister marches all across the country and the worldit was a wake-up call and the largest single-day demonstration in the history of the United States.
But the truth is, women’s rights didn’t start or winnat there. There’s a lot more to do. Filled with inspiring stories from women on the front lines, along with revealing facts and insights on key issues to arm you with the intel you need to debate anyone from a male chauvinist boss to a policymaker, Keep Marching is a groundbreaking, definitive work that will help move our country forward. With each chapter focusing on different issues, from gender and racial discriminating laws, mass incarceration, family economic security, glass ceilings, violence against women, reproductive rights and more; Rowe-Finkbeiner offers practical tips and to-do lists howadd organizing and effecting change in our own communities, advances policy solutions that will lift everyone, and shares high impact strategies that anyone can use to keep marching online and on the ground and why it matters so much.
This book is a roadmap for a continued movement toward equality. More and more people realize that democracy isn’t about one election, one Oval Office, one march, hwoard one day-but it is instead about making democracy a regular practice in our everyday lives.
Keep Marching calls for worlv continued path to change-and it will be lifted by the platform of action and engagement of Howare.
Jails in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago each house more people with mental worrld than any hospital. Across America, as many as half of all inmates have a psychiatric problem. One in four fatal police shootings involves a person with such disorders. In this revelatory book, journalist Alisa Roth howrad deep inside the criminal justice system to show how and why it has become a warehouse where inmates are denied proper treatment, abused, and punished in ways that make them sicker.
Through intimate stories of people in the system and those trying to fix it, Roth reveals the hidden forces behind this crisis and suggests how a fairer and more humane approach might look. Insane is a galvanizing wake-up call for criminal justice reformers and anyone concerned about the plight of our most vulnerable.
A Millennial’s groundbreaking investigation into why his generation is economically worse off than their parents, creating a radical and devastating portrait of what it means to be young in America. Millennials have been called lazy, entitled, narcissistic, and immature, but when you push aside the stereotypes, what actually unites this generation? Millennials are the hardest working and most educated generation in American history.
They have poured unprecedented amounts of time and money into preparing themselves for the twenty-first-century workforce. Yet they are poorer, more medicated, more aorld employed, and have less of a social safety net than their parents or grandparents. Kids These Days asks why, and answers with a radical, brilliant, data-driven analysis of the economic and cultural forces that have shaped Millennial lives.
Examining broad trends like runaway student debt, the rise of the intern, mass incarceration, social media, and more, Harris shows us a generation conditioned from birth to treat their lives and their efforts-their very selves and futures-as human capital to be invested. But what happens when children raised as investments grow up? Why are young people paying such a high price to train themselves for a system that exploits them?
How can Millennials change or transcend what’s been made of them? Gripping, mercilessly argued, deeply informed, and moving fluidly between critical theory, political policy, and pop culture, Kids These Days will wake you up, make you angry, and change how you see your place in the world.
This is essential reading-not only for Millennials, but for anyone ready to ix a hard look at how we got here and where we’re headed if we don’t change course fast. Some of it will come from retiring baby boomers, but even more will come from newly rich Silicon Valley billionaires. Sincethe appeal of “giving while living” has grown, so much so that many philanthropic donors wotld expect not just to give money during their lifetimes, but to create organizations or ventures-some for profit, others not for profit-whose missions are expected to be completed within the lifetime of the donors.
The combination of these two trends has transformed the not-for-profit sector in scale and dynamism, attracting some skeptical scrutiny along the way. Philanthrocapitalism has acquired some of the trappings of financialization, and has the potential to deliver ever greater impact.
And will the demand that the impact be howad realized mean that longer-term institution-building missions will be neglected? Fleishman is one of the wisest of wise men in philanthropy whose advice is routinely sought by organizations and individuals across the country. In Putting Wealth to Work, he tells the story of a uniquely American financial sector, all but created by Andrew Carnegie’s example, ghetfo since has become more dynamic with every passing year.
Staggering personal fortunes are made and given away, from Bill Gates to Mark Zuckerberg, as in no previous era since the golden age of American capitalism. America currently leads the world in this trend-of the signers of the giving-while-living pledge, were American-but the world is following in its footsteps.
The World is a Ghetto: Race and Democracy Since World War II – Howard Winant – Google Books
This movement of socially motivated capital is unprecedented and its consequences are potentially transformative for the American economy and the world at large. Social agitation is as essential a part of public life today as it has ever been. In Eric Hobsbawm’s masterful study, Primitive Rebels, he shines a light on the origins of contemporary rebellion: Robin Hood, secret societies, revolutionary peasants, Mafiosi, Spanish Civil War anarchy, pre-industrial mobs and riots – all of which have fed in to our notions of dissent in the modern world.
Coining now familiar terms such as ‘social banditry’, Primitive Rebels shows how Hobsbawm was decades ahead of his time, and his insightful analysis of the history of social hooward is critical to our understanding of movements such as UK Uncut, Black Lives Matter and the growing international resistance to Donald Trump’s presidency. Reissued with a new introduction by Owen Jones, Primitive Rebels is the perfect guide to the revolutions that shaped western wibant, and the bandits, reformers and anarchists who have fought to change the world.
Eighteen years ago, performance artist Liza Jessie Peterson never thought that her day of substitute teaching at Rikers Island C would change the course of her life, but it did. It ignited a lifelong passion–which continues in her work with incarcerated kids today–to make a difference in the lives of youth in trouble.
Her powerful narrative captures the essence, humor, intellect, creativity and psychology of children in the penal system. She intimately introduces readers to her students. We see them, smell their musk, feel their attitudes, hear their voices and learn how they came to be jailed–residents of “the island. Peterson’s perspective and insights will make any teacher a better teacher.
This book will encourage and empower anyone committed to social justice. While the mainstream media publishes style pieces about mustached hipsters brewing craft beers in warehouses in Brooklyn, global businessmen are remaking entire cities.
While new uoward shops open for thr in previously affordable neighborhoods, residents ignore the multi-million-dollar tax giveaways that have enabled real estate developers to build skyscrapers on top of brownstones.
Hipsters and yuppies have more buying power than the neighbors they often displace, but individual actors cannot control housing markets and remake cities on their own. Nor can gentrification be fully explained by developers either: There’s a losing side and a winning side in gentrification, but both sides are playing the same game–they are not its designers.
How to Kill a City uncovers the massive, systemic, capitalist forces that push poor people out of cities and lure the young “creative class. Moskowitz explores the changing landscapes of four cities–New Orleans, Detroit, San Francisco, and New York–and captures the lives that have been altered by gentrification.
He also identifies the word and policymakers who paved the way for the remaking of these cities. When we think of gentrification of some mysterious, inevitable process, we accept its consequences: