ISBN-10:
0393337634
ISBN-13:
9780393337631
Pub. Date:
03/22/2010
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
More than Just Race: Being Black and Poor in the Inner City

More than Just Race: Being Black and Poor in the Inner City

by William Julius Wilson, William Wilson
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Overview

In this timely and provocative contribution to the American discourse on race, William Julius Wilson, explains a pioneering new framework for understanding racial inequality, challenging both conservative and liberal dogma. Wilson shows that, while structural and cultural forces are inextricably linked, public policy can only change the racial status quo by reforming the institutions that reinforce it. This book comes at a time when America is reconsidering race, and it has been lauded by scholars and policymakers as a must-read as we move forward into a new era.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393337631
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 03/22/2010
Series: Issues of Our Time Series
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 677,088
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

William Julius Wilson is a University Professor at Harvard University, president emeritus of the American Sociological Association, and the author of numerous books, including the award-winning The Declining Significance of Race and When Work Disappears. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xiii

Chapter 1 Structural and Cultural Forces That Contribute to Racial Inequality 1

Chapter 2 The Forces Shaping Concentrated Poverty 25

Chapter 3 The Economic Plight of Inner-City Black Males 62

Chapter 4 The Fragmentation of the Poor Black Family 95

Chapter 5 Framing the Issues: Uniting Structure and Culture 133

Notes 156

Index 177

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