The Resource Nobody : casualties of America's war on the vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and beyond, Marc Lamont Hill

Nobody : casualties of America's war on the vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and beyond, Marc Lamont Hill

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Nobody : casualties of America's war on the vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and beyond
Title
Nobody
Title remainder
casualties of America's war on the vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and beyond
Statement of responsibility
Marc Lamont Hill
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Unarmed citizens shot by police. Drinking water turned to poison. Mass incarcerations. We've heard the individual stories. Now a leading public intellectual and acclaimed journalist offers a powerful, paradigm-shifting analysis of America's current state of emergency, finding in these events a larger and more troubling truth about race, class, and what it means to be "Nobody." Protests in Ferguson, Missouri and across the United States following the death of Michael Brown revealed something far deeper than a passionate display of age-old racial frustrations. They unveiled a public chasm that has been growing for years, as America has consistently and intentionally denied significant segments of its population access to full freedom and prosperity. In Nobody, scholar and journalist Marc Lamont Hill presents a powerful and thought-provoking analysis of race and class by examining a growing crisis in America: the existence of a group of citizens who are made vulnerable, exploitable and disposable through the machinery of unregulated capitalism, public policy, and social practice. These are the people considered "Nobody" in contemporary America. Through on-the-ground reporting and careful research, Hill shows how this Nobody class has emerged over time and how forces in America have worked to preserve and exploit it in ways that are both humiliating and harmful. To make his case, Hill carefully reconsiders the details of tragic events like the deaths of Michael Brown, Sandra Bland, and Freddie Gray, and the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. He delves deeply into a host of alarming trends including mass incarceration, overly aggressive policing, broken court systems, shrinking job markets, and the privatization of public resources, showing time and time again the ways the current system is designed to worsen the plight of the vulnerable. Timely and eloquent, Nobody is a keen observation of the challenges and contradictions of American democracy, a must-read for anyone wanting to better understand the race and class issues that continue to leave their mark on our country today"--
  • "A leading intellect in America presents a powerful, thought-provoking analysis of deeper meaning behind the string of deaths of unarmed citizens like Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Freddie Gray--providing important insights on the intersection of race and class in America today"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hill, Marc Lamont
Dewey number
306.0973
Index
index present
LC call number
HN90.S62
LC item number
H55 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social conflict
  • Social classes
  • Discrimination
  • African Americans
  • Police shootings
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Nobody : casualties of America's war on the vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and beyond, Marc Lamont Hill
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Nobody -- Broken -- Bargained -- Armed -- Caged -- Emergency -- Somebody
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxii, 250 pages
Isbn
9781501124969
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)986531116
  • 744498
  • (OCoLC)ocn986531116
  • 744498
Label
Nobody : casualties of America's war on the vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and beyond, Marc Lamont Hill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Nobody -- Broken -- Bargained -- Armed -- Caged -- Emergency -- Somebody
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxii, 250 pages
Isbn
9781501124969
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)986531116
  • 744498
  • (OCoLC)ocn986531116
  • 744498

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