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The Resource Dark ghettos : injustice, dissent, and reform, Tommie Shelby

Dark ghettos : injustice, dissent, and reform, Tommie Shelby

Label
Dark ghettos : injustice, dissent, and reform
Title
Dark ghettos
Title remainder
injustice, dissent, and reform
Statement of responsibility
Tommie Shelby
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Why do ghettos persist?" Tommie Shelby asks in Dark Ghettos. Today, ghettos are widely seen as social problems that public policy should aim to solve. Shelby calls this the "medical model" because it portrays ghettos as sick patients in need of treatment. In his view, this model ignores the political agency of the ghetto poor and the underlying social structures that perpetuate disadvantage in black communities. Shelby argues that we should conceive of ghettos within a "justice paradigm" instead. Adopting a Rawlsian framework, he considers the existence of ghettos as a sign of deeply embedded social injustice, and he offers a "nonideal" social theory, establishing what the government and citizens are obligated and permitted to do within fundamentally unfair conditions. His theory arises through practical considerations: should the American government enforce residential diversity? Should welfare programs disincentivize single motherhood? For those who live in ghettos, is voluntary non-work--or street violence, or hip-hop--a just and valid form of dissent? Ultimately, Shelby aims to establish principles that will lead to the abolishment of ghettos through just reform.--
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Provided by publisher
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MH/DLC
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1967-
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Shelby, Tommie
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Inner cities
  • Social justice
  • Racism in public welfare
  • African Americans
  • Inner cities
  • African Americans
  • Inner cities
  • Inner cities
  • Racism in public welfare
  • Social justice
  • United States
Label
Dark ghettos : injustice, dissent, and reform, Tommie Shelby
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9780674984073
Lccn
2016011715
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
  • 40026615143
  • 40026417610
System control number
(OCoLC)945730111
Label
Dark ghettos : injustice, dissent, and reform, Tommie Shelby
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9780674984073
Lccn
2016011715
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
  • 40026615143
  • 40026417610
System control number
(OCoLC)945730111

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