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Perspectives from Social Economics

The Black Social Economy in the Americas

Exploring Diverse Community-Based Markets

Editors: Hossein, Caroline Shenaz (Ed.)

  • Provides the first ever in-depth exploration of the Black social economy
  • Features case studies from Latin America, the Caribbean, and North America
  • Explores the means through which Black communities have formed alternative socio-economic communities
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About this book

This pioneering book explores the meaning of the term “Black social economy,” a self-help sector that remains autonomous from the state and business sectors. With the Western Hemisphere’s ignoble history of enslavement and violence towards African peoples, and the strong anti-black racism that still pervades society, the African diaspora in the Americas has turned to alternative practices of socio-economic organization. Conscientious and collective organizing is thus a means of creating meaningful livelihoods. In this volume, fourteen scholars explore the concept of the “Black social economy,” bringing together innovative research on the lived experience of Afro-descendants in business and society in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, and the United States. The case studies in this book feature horrific legacies of enslavement, colonization, and racism, and they recount the myriad ways that persons of African heritage have built humane alternatives to the dominant market economy that excludes them. Together, they shed necessary light on the ways in which the Black race has been overlooked in the social economy literature.

About the authors

Caroline Shenaz Hossein is Associate Professor of Business & Society in the Department of Social Science at York University in Toronto, Canada. She holds a PhD in Political Science (University of Toronto), an MPA (Cornell University), an LL.B (University of Kent at Canterbury), and BA (Saint Mary's University, Halifax). She is the author of Politicized Microfinance: Money, Power and Violence in the Black Americas and co-editor of Business & Society: A Critical Introduction.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Daring to Conceptualize the Black Social Economy

    Hossein, Caroline Shenaz

    Pages 1-13

  • Revisiting Ideas and Ideologies in African-American Social Economy: From the Past Forward

    Bhattacharya, Sanjukta Banerji

    Pages 15-39

  • Drawing on the Lived Experience of African Canadians: Using Money Pools to Combat Social and Business Exclusion

    Hossein, Caroline Shenaz (et al.)

    Pages 41-58

  • The Social Economy in a Jamaican Perspective

    K’nife, K’adamawe (et al.)

    Pages 59-78

  • Building Economic Solidarity: Caribbean ROSCAs in Jamaica, Guyana, and Haiti

    Hossein, Caroline Shenaz

    Pages 79-95

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for Brazil (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-60047-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for Brazil
  • ISBN 978-1-137-60278-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Black Social Economy in the Americas
Book Subtitle
Exploring Diverse Community-Based Markets
Editors
  • Caroline Shenaz Hossein
Series Title
Perspectives from Social Economics
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-60047-9
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-60047-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-60278-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXV, 230
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations
Topics