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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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The Bridge Over the Racial Divide: Rising Inequality and Coalition Politics

William Julius Wilson - Political Science - 2001 - 163 pages
This text focuses on the rising inequality in American society and the need for a progressive, multiracial political coalition to combat it. It examines how a broad-based ...
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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 - 508 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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Race, Poverty, and American Cities

John Charles Boger, Judith Welch Wegner - Social Science - 1996 - 602 pages
Precise connections between race, poverty, and the condition of America's cities are drawn in this collection of seventeen essays. Policymakers and scholars from a variety of ...
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The Color of Opportunity: Pathways to Family, Welfare, and Work

Haya Stier, Marta Tienda - Social Science - 2001 - 289 pages
In The Color of Opportunity, Haya Stier and Marta Tienda ask: How do race and ethnicity limit opportunity in post-civil rights Chicago? In the 1960s, Chicago was a focal point ...
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Understanding the Nature of Poverty in Urban America

James Jennings - Political Science - 1994 - 209 pages
A guide to the key issues and writings on urban poverty in contemporary America.
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Urban Injustice: How Ghettos Happen

David Hilfiker - Social Science - 2011 - 176 pages
David Hilfiker has committed his life, both as a writer and a doctor, to people in need, writing about the urban poor with whom he’s spent all his days for the last two decades ...
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