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When Work Disappears
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: William Julius Wilson
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-06-08 - Publisher: Vintage

Wilson, one of our foremost authorities on race and poverty, challenges decades of liberal and conservative pieties to look squarely at the devastating effects that joblessness has had on our urban ghettos. Marshaling a vast array of data and the personal stories of hundreds of men and women, Wilson persuasively
When Work Disappears
Language: en
Pages: 28
Authors: William Julius Wilson
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher:

This paper discusses the impact of growing joblessness and dwindling work opportunities on inner-city areas in America. The lack of low-skilled manual work in the inner city is linked to poverty, crime, family dissolution and the social life of neighbourhoods. The paper discusses this impact at a neighbourhood-wide, family and
Sharecropping, Ghetto, Slum
Language: en
Pages: 298
Authors: H. Viscount Nelson Jr.
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-07-22 - Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

These insightful words stated during the 1930s by Reverend Richard Robert Wright Jr. spoke to a twentieth-century reality that white Americans held toward the nations black citizenry. African Americans of higher station resented being judged by the less-successful members of the race. After the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s,
Race, Class, and the State in Contemporary Sociology
Language: en
Pages: 309
Authors: Jack Niemonen
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

Focusing on the work legacy of William Julius Wilson and the arguments of his longstanding critics, Niemonen deftly illustrates the strengths, weakness, and influence of Wilson's work. His analysis calls for a major shift in how sociology conceptualizes race relations - a shift that challenges popular assumptions and contemporary vocabularies
America's New Working Class
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Kathleen R. Arnold
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-08-26 - Publisher: Penn State Press

Today’s political controversy over immigration highlights the plight of the working class in this country as perhaps no other issue has recently done. The political status of immigrants exposes the power dynamics of the “new working class,” which includes the former labor aristocracy, women, and people of color. This new