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Wilson, William J. 1935-

Overview
Works: 138 works in 451 publications in 2 languages and 23,576 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies  History  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Cross-cultural studies  Interviews  Documentary films  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Commentator, Editor, Speaker, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: HV4045, 362.50973091732
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by William J Wilson
The truly disadvantaged : the inner city, the underclass, and public policy by William J Wilson( Book )

38 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 2,578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Renowned American sociologist William Julius Wilson takes a look at the social transformation of inner city ghettos, offering a sharp evaluation of the convergence of race and poverty. Rejecting both conservative and liberal interpretations of life in the inner city, Wilson offers essential information and a number of solutions to policymakers. The Truly Disadvantaged is a wide-ranging examination, looking at the relationship between race, employment, and education from the 1950s onwards, with surprising and provocative findings. This second edition also includes a new afterword from Wilson himself that brings the book up to date and offers fresh insight into its findings."--Publisher's website
When work disappears : the world of the new urban poor by William J Wilson( Book )

32 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 2,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interweaving the voices of scores of inner-city men and women whom he interviewed during years of intensive study, Wilson dismantles the conservative argument that the people of the ghettos lack drive and aspiration. He demonstrates that, on the contrary, their desire and quest for success and a stable life are comparable to those of society at large, but they develop within a context of constraints and opportunity drastically different from those in middle-class society
The declining significance of race : Blacks and changing American institutions by William J Wilson( Book )

31 editions published between 1935 and 2012 in English and held by 2,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than just race : being black and poor in the inner city by William J Wilson( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A preeminent sociologist of race explains a groundbreaking new framework for understanding racial inequality, challenging both conservative and liberal dogma. In this provocative contribution to the American discourse on race, author William Julius Wilson applies a new analytic framework to three politically fraught social problems: the persistence of the inner-city ghetto, the plight of low-skilled black males, and the fragmentation of the African American family. Though the discussion of racial inequality is typically ideologically polarized--conservatives emphasize cultural factors like worldviews and behaviors while liberals emphasize institutional forces--Wilson dares to consider both institutional and cultural factors as causes of the persistence of racial inequality. He reaches the controversial conclusion that, while structural and cultural forces are inextricably linked, public policy can change the racial status quo only by reforming the institutions that reinforce it. This book will dramatically affect policy debates and challenge many of the leaders
Through different eyes; black and white perspectives on American race relations by Peter Isaac Rose( Book )

7 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contents of this book, which is an attempt to get beneath the rhetoric and the stereotyped response, to see how conservatives and liberals and radicals (black and white) as well as students and teachers, professors and politicians and policemen, northerners and southerners, integrationists and separatists, see race relations today, are organized in six sections, as follows. Part one, "Prologue," consists of an essay "Through Different Eyes." Part two, "a Spectrum of Black Views," includes: "The Urban Poor,""The Black Bourgeoisie,""Black Immigrants,""The Integrationists," and "Black Nationalists." Part three, "Some White Perspectives," includes: "White Southerners,""The Silent Majority,""The Irish,""The Jews," and "The White Ethnics." Part four, "Politicians, Public Servants, and the People," includes: "Black Politicians,""White Politicians,""Welfare Workers,""Policemen,""Teachers," and "Prison Personnel." Part five, "On the Campus," includes: "White Professors,""Radical Students,""Black Professors," and "Black Students." Part six, "Epilogue," includes: "The Significance of Social and Racial Prisms," and "a Confusion of Perspectives." (Author/JM)
The bridge over the racial divide : rising inequality and coalition politics by William J Wilson( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies the rising inequality in American society and addresses the need for a progressive, multiracial political coalition to combat that inequality
Power, racism, and privilege; race relations in theoretical and sociohistorical perspectives by William J Wilson( Book )

18 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in English and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ghetto underclass : social science perspectives by American Academy of Political and Social Science( Book )

27 editions published between 1989 and 1995 in English and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
There goes the neighborhood : racial, ethnic, and class tensions in four Chicago neighborhoods and their meaning for America by William J Wilson( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using first-person narratives and interviews throughout, There Goes the Neighborhood gives voice to attitudes and realities few Americans are willing to look at. Their findings lay bare a disturbing and incontrovertible truth: that the American dream of racial integration, forty-two years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act, still eludes us and, in fact, may not happen in the foreseeable future. The authors examine the ways in which forces that contribute to strong neighborhoods work against the idea of integration. They explain why residents of neighborhoods with weak social organizations often choose to move rather than confront unwanted ethnic or racial change. Finally, the authors make clear that the racial and ethnic tensions that have become all but inherent to urban neighborhoods have urgent implications for Americans at every level of society
America becoming : racial trends and their consequences( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: Leading scholars and commentators explore past and current trends among African Americans, Hispanics, Asian Americans, and Native Americans in the context of a White majority. This collection of papers represents the most current literature in the field. Volume 1 covers demographic trends, immigration, racial attitudes, and the geography of opportunity. Volume 2 deals with the criminal justice system, the labor market, welfare, and health trends. Both books will be of great interest to educators, scholars, researchers, students, social scientists, and policymakers
Poverty, inequality, and the future of social policy : western states in the new world order by Katherine McFate( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the prosperous 1980s, increased unemployment and widening income inequality throughout the Western world raised the paradoxical specter of a new and acute form of poverty in advanced economies. Rapid technological advances, industrial globalization, loss of low-wage jobs, increased numbers of single-mother families, and new patterns of immigration all placed tremendous strain on social welfare programs designed for a more stable, homogeneous era. The essays in Poverty, Inequality, and the Future of Social Policy provide a comprehensive account of this economic and social turbulence and analyze the capacities of Western welfare systems to respond effectively to the growing crisis
The two nations of black America( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is a growing economic divide in black America. Today, America's black middle class is the largest in its history, yet roughly one-third of black America continues to live in poverty. This film measures the economic and social success of the civil rights movement and the gap between middle class and poor African-Americans through interviews with noted Afro-Americans and historical film footage
Sociology and the public agenda by William J Wilson( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 analysis from a sociological perspective. Using a variety of policy issues, perspectives, methods and cases, the distinguished contibutors to this volume both demonstrate and emphasize Wilson's ideas
Youth in cities : a cross-national perspective by Marta Tienda( Book )

14 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume compares the circumstances of urban youth from a cross-national perspective, illustrating the formidable challenges faced by young people trying to define their place in a rapidly changing world. Using both comparative evidence and case studies, this volume illustrates the common needs of youth throughout the world, despite the highly varied sociocultural circumstances in which they develop, and makes a case for the role of youth as creative social assets and positive forces for social change."--Jacket
William Julius Wilson by William J Wilson( Visual )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Moyers interviews Dr. William Julius Wilson who discusses the problems of the inner city, the underclass, and public policy in the United States
The political economy and urban racial tensions by William J Wilson( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great American city : Chicago and the enduring neighborhood effect by Robert J Sampson( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 views of society, but by rejecting the importance of place they are both deeply flawed. Based on one of the most ambitious studies in the history of social science, Great American City argues that communities still matter because life decisively shaped by where you live. To demonstrate the powerfully enduring impact of place, Robert J. Sampson presents here the fruits of over a decade's research in Chicago combined with his own unique personal observations about life in the city, from Cabrini Green to Trump Tower and Millennium Park to the Robert Taylor Homes. He discovers that neighborhoods influence a remarkably wide variety of social phenomena, including crime, health, civic engagement, home foreclosures, teen births, altruism, leadership networks, and immigration. Even national crises cannot halt the impact of place, Sampson finds, as he analyzes the consequences of the Great Recession and its aftermath, bringing his magisterial study up to the fall of 2010. Following in the influential tradition of the Chicago School of urban studies but updated for the twenty-first century, Great American City is at once a landmark research project, a commanding argument for a new theory of social life, and the story of an iconic city."--Provided by publisher
Les Oubliés de l'Amérique by William J Wilson( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in French and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America becoming : racial trends and their consequences by Neil J Smelser( Book )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of papers explores past and current trends among African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, and Native Americans in the context of a white majority. The papers, presented at the 1998 Research Conference on Racial Trends in the United States, provide analyses of racial and social dynamics and recommendations for future research. The book details demographic changes that have moved America beyond black and white into a complex multiethnic environment. The 15 papers include: (1) "Racial Trends in the Administration of Criminal Justice" (Randall Kennedy); (2) "Race and Criminal Justice" (Alfred Blumstein); (3) "Commentary on Randall Kennedy's Overview of the Justice System" (Darnell F. Hawkins); (4) "Race and Ethnicity in the Labor Market: Trends over the Short and Long Term" (James P. Smith); (5) "Racial Differences in Labor Market Outcomes among Men" (Harry J. Holzer); (6) "Racial Trends in Labor Market Access and Wages: Women" (Cecilia A. Conrad); (7) "Ethnic and Racial Differences in Welfare Receipt in the United States" (Robert A. Moffitt and Peter T. Gottschalk); (8) "Labor Force Trends: The Military as Data" (John Sibley Butler and Charles C. Moskos); (9) "Trends in Minority-Owned Businesses" (Thomas D. Boston); (10) "Wealth and Racial Stratification" (Melvin L. Oliver and Thomas M. Shapiro); (11) "Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health: Recent Trends, Current Patterns, Future Directions" (Raynard S. Kington and Herbert W. Nickens); (12) "Racial and Ethnic Trends in Children's and Adolescents' Behavior and Development" (Vonnie C. McLoyd and Betsy Lozoff); (13) "The Health of Minority Children in the Year 2000: The Role of Government Programs in Improving the Health Status of America's Children" (Renee R. Jenkins); (14) "Racial Variations in Adult Health Status: Patterns, Paradoxes, and Prospects" (David R. Williams); and (15) "Health-Care Use in the Veterans Health Administration: Racial Trends and the Spirit of Inquiry" (Eugene Z. Oddone, Laura A. Peterson, and Morris Weinberger). Three appendixes offer acronyms, a conference agenda, and authors' biographical sketches. (Papers contain references.) (Sm)
Social class and stratification : classic statements and theoretical debates by Rhonda F Levine( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bringing together the classic statements on social stratification, this collection offers the most significant contributions to ongoing debates on the nature of race, class, and gender inequality
 
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The truly disadvantaged : the inner city, the underclass, and public policy
Alternative Names
William Julius Wilson Amerikaans socioloog

William Julius Wilson sociologue américain

William Julius Wilson US-amerikanischer Soziologe

Wilson, William J.

Wilson, William J. 1935-

Wilson, William J. (William Julius), 1935-

Wilson, William Julius.

Wilson, William Julius 1935-...

ویلیام جولیوس ویلسون

ウィリアム・ジュリアス・ウィルソン

ウィルソン, W. J

ウィルソン, ウィリアム・ジュリアス

威廉姆·朱利葉斯·威爾遜

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French (4)

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When work disappears : the world of the new urban poorThe declining significance of race : Blacks and changing American institutionsMore than just race : being black and poor in the inner cityThe bridge over the racial divide : rising inequality and coalition politicsPower, racism, and privilege; race relations in theoretical and sociohistorical perspectivesThe Ghetto underclass : social science perspectivesThere goes the neighborhood : racial, ethnic, and class tensions in four Chicago neighborhoods and their meaning for AmericaAmerica becoming : racial trends and their consequences