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Author: Marc Lamont Hill

Paperback: 272

Publisher: Atria Books

Copyright: 2016

Language: English

Nobody: Casualties of America's War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond

In this “thought-provoking and important” (Library Journal) analysis of state-sanctioned violence, Marc Lamont Hill carefully considers a string of high-profile deaths in America—Sandra Bland, Freddie Gray, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, and others—and incidents of gross negligence by government, such as the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. He digs underneath these events to uncover patterns and policies of authority that allow some citizens become disempowered, disenfranchised, poor, uneducated, exploited, vulnerable, and disposable. To help us understand the plight of vulnerable communities, he examines the effects of unfettered capitalism, mass incarceration, and political power while urging us to consider a new world in which everyone has a chance to become somebody. Heralded as an essential text for our times, Marc Lamont Hill’s galvanizing work embodies the best traditions of scholarship, journalism, and storytelling to lift unheard voices and to address the necessary question, “how did we get here?"

Author Bio:
Marc Lamont Hill is the Steve Charles Professor of Media, Cities, and Solutions at Temple University. Hill’s scholarly research interests include digital activism, mass incarceration, and urban education. He is the author several books, including Nobody; Gentrifier; and Beats, Rhymes and Classroom Life.
http://www.marclamonthill.com/

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