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Great American City Chicago and the Enduring Neighborhood Effect

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ISBN-10: 0226734560

ISBN-13: 9780226734569

Edition: 2011

Authors: Robert J. Sampson, William Julius Wilson

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For over fifty years numerous public intellectuals and social theorists have insisted that community is dead. Some would have us believe that we act solely as individuals choosing our own fates regardless of our surroundings, while other theories place us at the mercy of global forces beyond our control. These two perspectives dominate contemporary views of society, but by rejecting the importance of place they are both deeply flawed. Based on one of the most ambitious studies in the history of social science, Great American Cityargues that communities still matter because life is decisively shaped by where you live. To demonstrate the powerfully enduring impact of place, Robert J. Sampson…    
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Book details

List price: $27.50
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 2/15/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 552
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Robert J. Sampson is Professor and Chair of Sociology at Harvard University.

William Julius Wilson, an American sociologist, received his Ph.D. from Washington State University in 1966 and teaches at the University of Chicago. His scholarly work, written from both historical and sociological perspectives, has concentrated on the condition of African Americans living in inner cities, especially the underclass. He stresses urban divisions separating the middle class from the poor.

Setting and Thesis
Neighborhood Effects: The Evolution of an Idea
Principles and Method
Analytic Approach
The Making of the Chicago Project
Community-Level Processes
Legacies of Inequality
"Broken Windows" and the Meanings of Disorder
The Theory of Collective Efficacy
Civic Society and the Organizational Imperative
Social Altruism, Cynicism, and the "Good Community"
Interlocking Structures
Spatial Logic; or, Why Neighbors of Neighborhoods Matter
Trading Places: Experiments and Neighborhood Effects in a Social World
Individual Selection as a Social Process
Network Mechanisms of Interneighborhood Migration
Leadership and the Higher-Order Structure of Elite Connections
Synthesis and Revisit
Neighborhood Effects and a Theory of Context
Aftermath-Chicago 2010
The Twenty-First-Century Gold Coast and Slum