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Workin' on the Chain Gang : Shaking Off the Dead Hand of History
by Walter Mosley


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

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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

. . . 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.

Booklist

Walter 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.

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Details
  • 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)

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Books > Social Science > Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
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