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- University of California Press 1999; US$ 29.95
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...
- SAGE Publications 1993; US$ 58.00
This volume examines the urban underclass from theoretical, empirical and policy perspectives. Focusing strongly on policy, contributors explore such topics as demographic and industrial transitions, family patterns, sexual behaviour, immigration and homelessness. A new introduction updates recent work in the field since publication of the first edition. more...
- SAGE Publications 1993; US$ 55.00
The editor of this volume asserts that sociology's ostrich-like stance threatens to leave the discipline in a position of irrelevance to the world at large and compromises the support of policymakers, funders, media and the public. Wilson's vision is of a sociology attuned to the public agenda, influencing public policy through both short and long-range... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Brookings Institution Press 2006; US$ 29.95
A popular version of history trumpets the United States as a diverse "nation of immigrants," welcome to all. The truth, however, is that local communities have a long history of ambivalence toward new arrivals and minorities. Persistent patterns of segregation by race and income still exist in housing and schools, along with a growing emphasis on... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 18.00
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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 19.99
The first edition of Tally's Corner, a sociological classic, was the first compelling response to the culture of poverty thesis?that the poor are different and, according to conservatives, morally inferior?and alternative explanations that many African Americans are caught in a tangle of pathology owing to the absence of black men in families. 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...