Double Erasure Under 21st Century Virtual Capitalism

Vanessa Robinson-Dooley, Kennesaw State University
Hans Skott-Myhre, Kennesaw State University


This article traces the mechanism of social erasure under various regimes of global capitalism. It proposes that the current regime of virtual global capitalism has shifted the way that erasure functions in the 21st century. The article delineates new mechanisms of erasure called “double erasure.” The article then traces double erasure in the lives of Black men. Finally, proposals are made as to how social work and human services might respond to double erasure in ways that reaffirm the world of living material social relations.