March 24, Aida Harvey Wingfield, "Doing Business with Beauty: Black Women, Hair Salons, and the Racial Enclave Economy." Harvey Wingfield will discuss her recent book in which she argues that, while an increasing number of small business owners are black women, the existing theoretical paradigms fail to sufficiently explain why this is so. To correct this, she advances a more precise theoretical model to explain black women's businesses: that of the "racial enclave economy." She coined the term to describe the ways gendered racism operates as a systemic issue that influences black women's entrepreneurial activity.
In her talk, she will address the ways gendered racism operates to shape black women's entrepreneurship that are often overlooked in the existing literature and public debates on business ownership.
Adia Harvey Wingfield Assistant Professor Race, Class & Gender, Work & Occupations, Social Theory Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Room: 1057 Telephone Number: (404) 413-6509
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