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“The New Nadir: The Contemporary Black Racial Formation,” in special issue, “Black Political Economy.”

Sundiata K. Cha-Jua, University of Illinois

Abstract

"THE NEW NADIR: The Political Economy of the Contemporary Black Racial Formation" explores how the transformation to financialized global racial capitalism has structured the lives of contemporary African Americans. My main thesis is that the transformation to a new capitalist accumulation structure has reversed or mitigated most of the socioeco- nomic, but not the political gains achieved by the civil rights and Black Power movements.

Suggested Citation

Sundiata K. Cha-Jua. "“The New Nadir: The Contemporary Black Racial Formation,” in special issue, “Black Political Economy.”" The Black Scholar Vol. 40.No. 1 (2010): 38-58.
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sundiata_chajua/2