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More than Just Race: Being Black and Poor in the Inner City (Issues of Our Time)

William Julius Wilson - Social Science - 2010 - 208 pages
A preeminent sociologist of race explains a groundbreaking new framework for understanding racial inequality, challenging both conservative and liberal dogma. In this timely ...
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The Truly Disadvantaged: The Inner City, the Underclass, and Public Policy ...

William Julius Wilson - Social Science - 2012 - 320 pages
Renowned American sociologist William Julius Wilson takes a look at the social transformation of inner city ghettos, offering a sharp evaluation of the convergence of race and ...
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There Goes the Neighborhood: Racial, Ethnic, and Class Tensions in Four ...

William Julius Wilson, Richard P. Taub - Social Science - 2011 - 240 pages
From one of America’s most admired sociologists and urban policy advisers, There Goes the Neighborhood is a long-awaited look at how race, class, and ethnicity influence one of ...
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The Declining Significance of Race: Blacks and Changing American ...

William Julius Wilson - Social Science - 2012 - 272 pages
When first published in 1980, The Declining Significance of Race immediately sparked controversy with its contentious thesis that race was becoming less of a deciding factor in ...
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The Urban Underclass

Christopher Jencks, Paul E. Peterson - Social Science - 2001 - 490 pages
Many believe that the urban underclass in America is a large, rapidly increasing proportion of the population; that crime, teenage pregnancy, and high school dropout rates are ...
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The Geography of Opportunity: Race and Housing Choice in Metropolitan America

Xavier N. De Souza Briggs, William Julius Wilson - Social Science - 2005 - 374 pages
A popular version of history trumpets the United States as a diverse "nation of immigrants," welcome to all. The truth, however, is that local communities have a long history ...
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Good Kids from Bad Neighborhoods: Successful Development in Social Context

Delbert S. Elliott, Scott Menard, Bruce Rankin, Amanda Elliott, William Julius Wilson, David Huizinga - Psychology - 2006
This is a study of successful youth development in poor, disadvantaged neighborhoods in Denver and Chicago - a study of how children living in the worst neighborhoods develop ...
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Youth in Cities: A Cross-National Perspective

Marta Tienda, William Julius Wilson - FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS - 2002 - 288 pages
Presents comparative evidence and case-studies on poor urban youth, providing interventions that have proven successful.
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Poverty, Inequality, and the Future of Social Policy: Western States in the ...

Katherine McFate, Roger Lawson, William Julius Wilson - Social Science - 1995 - 768 pages
"Extremely coherent and useful, this much needed volume is concerned with the current status of the poor in Western industrial states. Its closely linked essays allow ...
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The Bridge over the Racial Divide: Rising Inequality and Coalition Politics

William Julius Wilson - Social Science - 1999 - 173 pages
In a work that will significantly influence the political discussion with respect to race and class politics, one of the country's most influential sociologists focuses on the ...
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