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Unfinished Business Black Women, the Black Church, and the Struggle to Thrive in America

ISBN-10: 1570759812
ISBN-13: 9781570759819
Edition: 2012
Authors: Keri Day
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Description: Day presents a striking portrayal of poverty, with all its related problems, among African America women in America. The book explores unemployment, underemployment, isolation, and lack of assets such as a car or home ownership.

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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Orbis Books
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Day presents a striking portrayal of poverty, with all its related problems, among African America women in America. The book explores unemployment, underemployment, isolation, and lack of assets such as a car or home ownership.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Black Women's Poverty Revisited
The Black Churches in America
The Problem of Advanced Capitalism
The New Ways Black Poverty Articulates Itself
Growth of an American Underclass
The Goal and Structure of This Book
Is the Black Church "Home" for Poor Black Women?
The Black Church as an Institution
The Black Church: A Prophetic Tradition?
Surrogate World or Wilderness?
A Community of Transcendence
Saving Poor Black Women Faith-Based Initiatives
Old Battles, New Directions
A Return to Religious Involvement
Do Faith-Based Initiatives Save Poor Black Women?
We Too Are America
Critique of Free-Market Ideology and Its Neo-liberal Interests
Multiple Black Americas
Historical Shifts toward a Post-Industrial Political Economy
Falling through the Cracks
Guilty until Proven Innocent
An Unholy Alliance: Religious Values and Neo-liberal Logic in Welfare Reform
The "Racializing" of Welfare Policy: A Silenced History
The Regulation of Poor Black Women's Lives: The New Jane Crow
Welfare Policy and Structural Violence
The Unfinished Business of the Poor People's Campaign A New Gender and Sexual Politics
The Black Church and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference
The Last Crusade: The Emergence of the Poor People's Campaign Movement
A New Kind of Prosperity Gospel
The Poverty of Prosperity, Gospel Theology
Tension between Hope and Blame
Questioning the Capitalist Moment
A New Prosperity Gospel?
An Asset-Building Policy Approach
The Norm of Participatory Parity
Are Income-Based Paradigms Enough?
The Problems of Asset Discrimination
Asset-Building Policies for the Poor
Epilogue: Building a Movement to End Poverty
Notes
Suggested Readings
Index

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