Problem of the Century: Racial Stratification in the United States

Problem of the Century: Racial Stratification in the United States

by Elijah Anderson
     
 
Referring to W.E.B. DuBois' contention that race would be "the problem of the 20th century," Anderson (social sciences, U. of Pennsylvania) and Massey (sociology, U. of Pennsylvania) present 16 articles that explore the myriad ways that DuBois' prediction continues to resonate at the beginning of the 21st. After exploring theoretical and conceptual issues about the

Overview

Referring to W.E.B. DuBois' contention that race would be "the problem of the 20th century," Anderson (social sciences, U. of Pennsylvania) and Massey (sociology, U. of Pennsylvania) present 16 articles that explore the myriad ways that DuBois' prediction continues to resonate at the beginning of the 21st. After exploring theoretical and conceptual issues about the construction of racial identities and how concepts of race interact with other social constructions such as gender, class, and nationality; fundamental demographic issues are explored including the relative paucity and inaccuracies of data on race in America, the data on marriage in the inner cities, and the high rate of mortality among African Americans. Finally, geographic issues of segregation are explored and specific processes of racial stratification in employment and education are discussed.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780871540546
Publisher:
Russell Sage Foundation
Publication date:
06/01/2001
Pages:
478
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

ELIJAH M. ANDERSON is Charles and William Day Professor of Social Sciences, University of Pennsylvania.

DOUGLAS S. MASSEY is the Dorothy Swaine Thomas Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Department of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania.

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