Academic journal article Journal of Pan African Studies

Mocombe, Paul C., Carol Tomlin, Christine Callender, Eds.: The African-Americanization of the Black Diaspora in Globalization or the Contemporary Capitalist World-System

Academic journal article Journal of Pan African Studies

Mocombe, Paul C., Carol Tomlin, Christine Callender, Eds.: The African-Americanization of the Black Diaspora in Globalization or the Contemporary Capitalist World-System

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Mocombe, Paul C., Carol Tomlin, Christine Callender, eds. The African-Americanization of the Black Diaspora in Globalization or the Contemporary Capitalist World-System. Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America, 2016, pp.146, ISBN: 978-0-7618-6721-0.

This work sets forth the argument that in the age of (neoliberal) globalization, Black people around the world are ever-so slowly becoming "African-Americanized". They are integrated and embourgeoised in the racial-class dialectic of Black America by the material and ideological influences of the Protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism as promulgated throughout the diaspora by two social class language games of the Black American community, for example the Black underclass/Hip-Hop culture, speaking for and representing Black youth practical consciousness; and Black American charismatic liberal/conservative bourgeois Protestant preachers like TD Jakes, Creflo Dollar, etc., speaking for and representing the Black bourgeois (educated) professional and working classes. And although on the surface the practical consciousness and language of the two social class language games appear to diametrically oppose one another, the authors argue, given the two groups' material wealth within the Protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism of corporate (neoliberal) America, they do not because both groups have the same underlying practical consciousness, subjects/agents of the Protestant Ethic and the spirit of capitalism. …

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