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By Bell Hooks

During this vintage research, cultural critic bell hooks examines how black ladies, from the 17th century to the current day, have been and are oppressed via either white males and black males and via white girls. Illustrating her research with relocating own debts, Ain't I a girl is deeply serious of the racism inherent within the considered many middle-class white feminists who've didn't deal with problems with race and sophistication. whereas acknowledging the clash of loyalty to race or intercourse continues to be a predicament, hooks demanding situations the view that race and gender are separate phenomena, insisting that the struggles to finish racism and sexism are inextricably intertwined.

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The Chinese have a peculiar method of obtaining funds without going to commercial banks. If a responsible Chinaman needs an amount of money, he will organize an association, each member of which will promise to pay a certain amount on a specified day of each month for a given length of time. For instance, if the organizer wants $1,300 he may ask 12 others to join with him and each will promise to pay $100 each for 13 months. The organizer has the use of the $1,300 the first month. When the date of the meeting comes around again, the members assemble and each pays his $100, including the organizer.

101 The work brings together elements of middleman, collectivist, and enclave theory, and is an excellent example of what happens when a group decides to place new business ventures at the center of community. Earlier it was noted that Max Weber connected the spirit of enterprise with the development of Protestant thinkers such as Luther and Calvin. Also, Werner Sombart challenged the ideas of Weber by arguing that the Jewish religion, as a body of ideas, was also important for the development of the spirit of capitalism.

Among Japanese tenants in agriculture, partnership was encouraged by the owner simply because it made more than one individual responsible for the note. Such an arrangement made it easier for the Japanese to engage in agricultural enterprises. Finally, capital was generated by the use of cheap labor in Japanese firms. In addition to inexpensive labor, the labor force was held The Sociology of Entrepreneurship 27 together by ethnic solidarity. Workers were loyal to the small firms in which they worked.

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