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Author Niemonen, Jack, 1952-

Title Race, class, and the state in contemporary sociology : the William Julius Wilson debates / Jack Niemonen
Published Boulder, Colo. : L. Rienner, 2002
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Description 1 online resource (x, 309 pages)
Contents The race relations problematic in sociology. Situating Wilson's work -- Wilson and the race-class debate today -- Wilson and the state -- Studying race and class : problems in assessing logical and empirical adequacy. The Reification of race -- What is racism? -- Confusion compounded : the multicultural movement -- Race, class, and the problem of epistemological incoherence -- Empirically validating the thesis of the declining significance of race -- Inferring causality -- Debates surrounding The declining significance of race. Some observations on racial formations -- Racial inequality in the aggregate : trends over time -- School practices and educational attainment -- Earnings attainment -- Occupational attainment -- Authority attainment -- Unions and the Black working class -- Black life-chances in the state sector -- Race and social-psychological distress -- The Truly disadvantaged and when work disappears: critiques. Wilson on the Black underclass -- Concentrated poverty -- The Spatial mismatch hypothesis and urban labor markets -- Disarticulation as a contributing factor to employment hardship -- Marital disintegration -- A Tangle of pathology? -- Violence, delinquency, and crime -- Wilson's Achilles' heel : the continuing significance of racially based segregation. Race and place -- The Separation of the economic sector from the Sociopolitical Order Revisited -- The Complex Motivations underlying the racial structuring of housing markets -- Conclusion: A Bridge over the theoretical divide. The Theoretical divide -- Bringing back the state -- "The State" defined -- Bridging the theoretical divide : twelve propositions -- Theory and practice : Wilson on affirmative action
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-298) and index
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Subject Wilson, William J., 1935- Declining significance of race
Wilson, William J., 1935- Truly disadvantaged
Wilson, William J., 1935- -- Political and social views.
African Americans -- Economic conditions.
African Americans -- Social conditions -- 1975-
Social classes -- United States.
Sociology -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Race relations -- Political aspects.
United States -- Race relations.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1980-
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1588261859 (electronic bk.)
1588269523 (e-book)
9781588261854 (electronic bk.)
9781588269522 (e-book)