There Goes the Neighborhood: Racial, Ethnic, and Class Tensions in Four Chicago Neighborhoods and Their Meaning for America

There Goes the Neighborhood: Racial, Ethnic, and Class Tensions in Four Chicago Neighborhoods and Their Meaning for America

by William Julius Wilson, Richard P. Taub
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0679724184

ISBN-13: 9780679724186

Pub. Date: 10/09/2007

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

From one of America’s most admired sociologists and urban policy advisers, There Goes the Neighborhood is a long-awaited look at how race, class, and ethnicity influence one of Americans’ most personal choices—where we choose to live. The result of a three-year study of four working- and lower-middle class neighborhoods in Chicago, these

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From one of America’s most admired sociologists and urban policy advisers, There Goes the Neighborhood is a long-awaited look at how race, class, and ethnicity influence one of Americans’ most personal choices—where we choose to live. The result of a three-year study of four working- and lower-middle class neighborhoods in Chicago, these riveting first-person narratives and the meticulous research which accompanies them reveal honest yet disturbing realities—ones that remind us why the elusive American dream of integrated neighborhoods remains a priority of race relations in our time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679724186
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/09/2007
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,262,317
Product dimensions:
5.18(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vii
Race and Neighborhood Social Organization     3
Beltway-A Predominantly White Community at the City's Edge     14
Dover-A Mixed Ethnic Community in Transition     48
Archer Park-A Taste of Mexico in Chicago     97
Groveland-A Stable African American Community     128
Neighborhood Racial Conflict and Social Policy Dilemmas     161
Appendix A     191
Appendix B     197
Notes     203
Index     221

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