Race, class, and the postindustrial city : William Julius Wilson and the promise of sociology / Frank Harold Wilson.
By: Wilson, Frank Harold.Material type: TextSeries: SUNY series, the new inequalities: Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, c2004Description: xx, 259 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0791460150 (alk. paper); 9780791460153 (alk. paper); 0791460169 (pbk : alk. paper); 9780791460160 (pbk : alk. paper).Subject(s): Wilson, William J., 1935- | African American sociologists -- Biography | Sociology, Urban -- United States | African Americans -- Social conditions | African Americans -- Economic conditions | Urban poor -- United States | Inner cities -- United States | United States -- Race relations | United States -- Social policyDDC classification: 301/.0973 Other classification: 71.60
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-248) and index.
The shadow behind the act -- Industrialization, urbanization, and the changing class structure of Blacks -- Changing patterns of race and class : the emergence of the new Black middle class and the urban Black underclass -- Demographic and ecological analyses of the changing urban Black population -- The social and moral order of the Black community : social isolation, concentration effects, and disorganization -- The world of the new urban poor : jobless ghettos, fading inner-city families, and the changing significance of race -- William Julius Wilson and the promise of sociology -- The significance of sociological prisms and controversies -- The continuing significance of race and racial prisms in the sociology of William Julius Wilson.
"Race, Class, and the Postindustrial City explores the scholarship of William Julius Wilson, one of the nation's leading sociologists and public intellectuals, and the controversies surrounding his work. In addressing the connection between postindustrial cities and changing race relations, the author, who is not related to William Julius Wilson, shows how Wilson has synthesized competing theories of race relations, urban sociology, and public policy into a refocused liberal analysis of postindustrial America. Combining intellectual biography, the sociology of knowledge, and theoretical analyses of sociological debates relevant to African Americans, this book provides both appraisal and critique ultimately, assessing Wilson's contribution to the sociological canon."--BOOK JACKET.