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Ghettonation In Ghettonation, former FORTUNE writer Cora Daniels explores the mutation of ghetto from noun (where you live) to adjective (how you...GhettonationNonfiction, Politics and Current Events In Ghettonation, former FORTUNE writer Cora Daniels explores the mutation of ghetto from noun (where you live) to adjective (how you...2007-04-13Doubleday

Ghettonation

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics and Current Events; Author: Cora Daniels; Publisher: Doubleday

In Ghettonation, former FORTUNE writer Cora Daniels explores the mutation of ghetto from noun (where you live) to adjective (how you live) to all-American marketing ploy (a national retailer using ”Baby Got Back” to sell backpacks). She asserts that ghetto has become less a matter of race and class than a mindset, representing everything from the urbanite ”driving a luxury car but still renting an apartment” to the residents of Deal, N.J., living in million-dollar homes they supposedly can’t afford to furnish. While analyzing ghetto behavior is nothing new, Daniels widens the scope in a way that is blunt, personal, and challenging.