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Capital and Communities in Black and White: The Intersections of Race, Class, and Uneven Development
     

Capital and Communities in Black and White: The Intersections of Race, Class, and Uneven Development

by Gregory D. Squires
 

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Capital and Communities in Black and White explores the problems created by global economic restructuring, the decline of inner city neighborhoods, and the heightened racial conflicts in the United States.

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Capital and Communities in Black and White explores the problems created by global economic restructuring, the decline of inner city neighborhoods, and the heightened racial conflicts in the United States.

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“Squires has made an important contribution to the national debate over how America can build a more humane and rational social order.” — Clarence Page, syndicated columnist for the Chicago Tribune

“Squires’s timing couldn’t be better. Rather than focus on the so-called underclass, he examines the behavior of the ‘overclass’—bankers, big employers, developers, and their friends at city hall and Washington—to understand the decay of our cities. But more important, he offers hope for fixing America’s urban crisis.” — Peter Dreier, Occidental College

“As Squires puts it, when corporations seek out greener pastures, they usually ‘seek out whiter ones as well.’ He develops a penetrating critique of the self-interested, intensely ideological right-wing scholarship that guided government policy in moving away from helping cities in the 1980s.” — Joe R. Feagin, University of Florida

“Squires does a wonderful job challenging conservative ideology regarding the ‘free market’ and ‘privatism.’ He doesn’t just tell us what is wrong but presents us with some powerful ideas about possible social change.” — Edna Bonacich, University of California, Riverside

“This book is a must for policymakers, planners, analysts, and students confronting the complex challenges of uneven metropolitan growth and racial and class disparities.” — Norman Krumholz, Cleveland State University

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Squires (sociology and urban studies, U. of Wisconsin) argues that the conservative policy agenda of recent governments has interacted with global economic restructuring, the spatial development of cities, and race relations to increase inequality in urban America. He shows, however, that the conservative resurgence rode atop a longstanding tradition of privatism that has shaped longterm economic policy, urban redevelopment, and the response to social problems. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791419885
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
07/15/1994
Series:
SUNY series, The New Inequalities Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
185
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)

Meet the Author

Gregory D. Squires is Professor of Sociology and a member of the Urban Studies Program Faculty, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. He is the coauthor of Chicago: Race, Class, and the Response to Urban Decline , and the editor of From Redlining to Reinvestment and Unequal Partnerships.

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