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

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ISBN-10: 0679724184

ISBN-13: 9780679724186

Edition: N/A

Authors: William Julius Wilson, Richard P. Taub

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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.
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Book details

List price: $19.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/9/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.21" wide x 7.97" long x 0.65" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

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.

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