Dr. Walter Greason

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The processes of enslavement, industrialization, and globalization share several common concepts. Beyond a Marxian analysis of the alienation of labor, a mixed-methods approach to political economy illustrates the ways that consumerism replicates historical outcomes of erasure, displacement, and gentrification. These approaches are based on economist Partha DasGupta’s work on social capital and sociologist Immanuel Wallerstein’s approach to world systems theory. This presentation will emphasize the evidence of these connections across six locations and time periods: Montreal in 1750, Liverpool in 1800, Philadelphia in 1850, Chicago in 1900, New Jersey in 1950, and Mumbai in 2000.

Dr. Walter D. Greason is Dean Emeritus of the Honors School and Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Educational Counseling and Leadership, at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey. He has written or edited six books on slavery, segregation, and anti-black racism in a global context. He has also made major contributions to three other manuscripts. His new immersive educational experience, Sojourners Trail, teaches participants about the Black Speculative Arts Movement and the history of Afrofuturism.

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