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Marginalized Places And Populations
     

Marginalized Places And Populations

by James O Huff, David Wilson
 

This book is about the forces and processes that continue to sustain pervasive inequalities in modern capitalist societies. It centers around the rise of structuration theory in geography and how this approach may be applied in order to comprehend the deepening chasms between classes, races, ethnic groups, and individuals in North America today. Inner city urban

Overview

This book is about the forces and processes that continue to sustain pervasive inequalities in modern capitalist societies. It centers around the rise of structuration theory in geography and how this approach may be applied in order to comprehend the deepening chasms between classes, races, ethnic groups, and individuals in North America today. Inner city urban neighborhood decay, growing poverty, widening wealth gaps, and sustained racial and gender discrimination in the workplace all have spatial components. Structuration theory, originally expounded by Anthony Giddens, seeks to confront the relation between agency and structure in the social sciences. The centerpiece of structuration theory is duality of structure, the force that produces and reproduces the fabric of everyday life. The chapters in this volume successfully apply Giddens's theory to a number of specific institutions and locales where unequal access to basic resources is notably pronounced.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275946142
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/27/1994
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)
Lexile:
1370L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

DAVID WILSON is Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Illinois. He has published widely in the field of urban ecology.

JAMES O. HUFF is Professor of Geography at the Univerity of Colorado. His specialties include residential mobility, minority segregation, travel behavior, and regional development.

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