Problem of the Century: Racial Stratification in the United States / Edition 1

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"In 1899, the great African American scholar, W. E. B. Du Bois, published The Philadelphia Negro, the first systematic case study of an African American community and one of the foundations of American sociology. Du Bois prophesied that the "color line" would be "the problem of the twentieth century." One hundred years later, Problem of the Century reflects upon his prophecy, exploring the ways in which the color line is still visible in the labor market, the housing market, education, family structure, and many other aspects of life at the turn of a new century."--BOOK JACKET.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780871540553
  • Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation
  • Publication date: 3/1/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The Sociology of Race in the United States 3
Ch. 2 Ethnic Change in Macro-Historical Perspective 13
Ch. 3 Immigrant-Black Dissensions in American Cities: An Argument for Multiple Explanations 47
Ch. 4 Who Speaks for Women? Racial Exclusivity, Feminist Ideology, and the Dilemmas of Constituency 97
Ch. 5 Race, Stratification, and Group-Based Rights 115
Ch. 6 The Population Dynamics of the Changing Color Line 145
Ch. 7 The African American Population, 1930 to 1990 168
Ch. 8 The Fading Dream: Prospects for Marriage in the Inner City 224
Ch. 9 Quality of In-Patient AIDS Care: Does Race Matter? 247
Ch. 10 Socioeconomic Status and Segregation: African Americans, Hispanics, and Asians in Los Angeles 271
Ch. 11 Do Racial Composition and Segregation Affect Economic Outcomes in Metropolitan Areas? 290
Ch. 12 Segregation and Violent Crime in Urban America 317
Ch. 13 Gender, Race, Local Labor Markets, and Occupational Devaluation 347
Ch. 14 Working Steady: Race, Low-Wage Work, and Family Involvement among Noncustodial Fathers in Philadelphia 375
Ch. 15 The Social Situation of the Black Executive: Black and White Identities in the Corporate World 405
Ch. 16 Race and Ethnic Differences in Peer Influences on Educational Achievement 437
Index 461
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