Workin' on the Chain Gang : Shaking Off the Dead Hand of History
Overview - A passionate examination of the social and economic injustices that continue to shackle the American people Praise for Workin on the Chain Gang: . . . bracing and provocative. . . . Publishers Weekly . Read more...
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A passionate examination of the social and economic injustices that continue to shackle the American peoplePraise for Workin on the Chain Gang: . . . bracing and provocative. . . . Publishers Weekly . . . clear-sighted . . . Mosley offers chain-breaking ideas. . . . Los Angeles Times Book Review A] thoroughly potent dismantling of Yanqui capitalism, the media, and the entertainment business, and at the same time a celebration of rebellion, truth as a tool for emancipation, and much else besides. . . . Toronto Globe and Mail Workin on the Chain Gang excels at expressing feelings of ennui that transcend race. . . . beautiful language and penetrating insights into the necessity of confronting the past. Washington Post Mosley eloquently examines what liberation from consumer capitalism might look like. . . . readers receptive to a progressive critique of the religion of the market will value Mosley s creative contribution. BooklistWalter Mosley s most recent essay collection is Life Out of Context, published in 2006. He is the best-selling author of the science fiction novel Blue Light, five critically acclaimed mysteries featuring Easy Rawlins, the blues novel RL s Dream, a finalist for the NAACP Award in Fiction, and winner of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association s Literary Award. His books have been translated into twenty languages. He lives in New York.Clyde Taylor is Professor of Africana Studies at NYU s Gallatin School and author of The Mask of Art: Breaking the Aesthetic ContractFilm and Literature."
- ISBN-13: 9780472031986
- ISBN-10: 0472031988
- Publisher: University of Michigan Press
- Publish Date: December 2006
- Page Count: 118
- Dimensions: 8 x 5.32 x 0.37 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.34 pounds
Series: Class: Culture (Paperback)