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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00
When Work Disappears is a sane, courageous, and desperately important work. "Wilson is the keenest liberal analyst of the most perplexing of all American problems...[This book is] more ambitious and more accessible than anything he has done before." --The New Yorker From the Trade Paperback edition. ]]> more...
- University of California Press 1999; US$ 27.95
In a work that will significantly influence the political discussion with respect to race and class politics, one of the country's most influential sociologists focuses on the rising inequality in American society and the need for a progressive, multiracial political coalition to combat it. The culmination of decades of distinguished scholarship, ... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 26.00
Using both comparative evidence and case studies, this volume illustrates the common needs of youth throughout the world, despite the highly varied socio-cultural circumstances in which they develop, and makes a case for the role of youth as creative social assets and positive forces for social change. more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2005; US$ 29.95
"A multidisciplinary examination of the social and economic changes resulting from increased diversity and their implications for economic opportunity and growth given persistent patterns of segregation by race and class, offering both public policy and private initiatives that would respond to those challenges"--Provided by publisher. more...
- Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 54.99
This text analyzes the evolution of the contemporary African-American family from historical, cultural and social policy perspectives to show why marital ties have weakened among poor African-Americans and why mother-only families have increasingly become a normal feature of ghetto poverty. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.95
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... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 20.00
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... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 35.00
This is a study of successful youth development in poor, disadvantaged neighborhoods in Denver and Chicago - a study of how children living in the worst neighborhoods develop or fail to develop the values, competencies and commitments that lead to a productive, healthy responsible adult life. more...