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The Resource More than just race : being black and poor in the inner city, William Julius Wilson

More than just race : being black and poor in the inner city, William Julius Wilson

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More than just race : being black and poor in the inner city
Title
More than just race
Title remainder
being black and poor in the inner city
Statement of responsibility
William Julius Wilson
Title variation
Being black and poor in the inner city
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A preeminent sociologist of race explains a groundbreaking new framework for understanding racial inequality, challenging both conservative and liberal dogma. In this provocative contribution to the American discourse on race, author William Julius Wilson applies a new analytic framework to three politically fraught social problems: the persistence of the inner-city ghetto, the plight of low-skilled black males, and the fragmentation of the African American family. Though the discussion of racial inequality is typically ideologically polarized--conservatives emphasize cultural factors like worldviews and behaviors while liberals emphasize institutional forces--Wilson dares to consider both institutional and cultural factors as causes of the persistence of racial inequality. He reaches the controversial conclusion that, while structural and cultural forces are inextricably linked, public policy can change the racial status quo only by reforming the institutions that reinforce it. This book will dramatically affect policy debates and challenge many of the leaders.--From publisher description
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, William J.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM821
LC item number
.W55 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Issues of our time
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Equality
  • African Americans
  • Social classes
  • Inner cities
Label
More than just race : being black and poor in the inner city, William Julius Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [156]-176) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Structural and cultural forces that contribute to racial inequality
  • The
  • forces shaping concentrated poverty
  • The
  • economic plight of inner-city black males
  • The
  • fragmentation of the poor black family
  • Framing the issues : uniting structure and culture
Control code
227016484
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xii, 190 pages
Isbn
9780393067057
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2008051239
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)227016484
Label
More than just race : being black and poor in the inner city, William Julius Wilson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [156]-176) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Structural and cultural forces that contribute to racial inequality
  • The
  • forces shaping concentrated poverty
  • The
  • economic plight of inner-city black males
  • The
  • fragmentation of the poor black family
  • Framing the issues : uniting structure and culture
Control code
227016484
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xii, 190 pages
Isbn
9780393067057
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2008051239
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)227016484

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