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Professor Greason Presents on “Race and Economic History: Violence and Profit” Oct. 22

Walter D. Greason, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the Department of Educational Counseling and Leadership, is the featured speaker for a colloquy spotlight sponsored by the East Coast Colleges Social Science Association (ECCSSA) on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m.

Preregistration is required to attend Greason’s ECCSSA presentation, “Race and Economic History: Violence and Profit,” which will examine how 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.” Greason’s 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.