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Wilson, William J. 1935-

Works: 149 works in 497 publications in 2 languages and 24,330 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Case studies  Documentary television programs  Interviews  Nonfiction television programs  Quotations  Cross-cultural studies  Educational films  Internet videos 
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator, Speaker, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: HV4045, 305.800973
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The bridge over the racial divide : rising inequality and coalition politics by William J Wilson( )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 2,921 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
The truly disadvantaged : the inner city, the underclass, and public policy by William J Wilson( Book )

43 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 2,558 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 )

36 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,220 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 )

36 editions published between 1935 and 2012 in English and held by 2,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new paperback edition includes a major new essay in which William Julius Wilson not only reflects on the debate surrounding his book, but also presents a provocative discussion of race, class, and social policy. --! From back cover
Youth in cities : a cross-national perspective by Marta Tienda( )

16 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,785 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
More than just race : being black and poor in the inner city by William J Wilson( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,376 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.--From publisher description
America becoming : racial trends and their consequences( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,190 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
Through different eyes; black and white perspectives on American race relations by Peter I Rose( Book )

8 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 1,063 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 Ghetto underclass : social science perspectives by William J Wilson( Book )

27 editions published between 1989 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 898 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
Power, racism, and privilege; race relations in theoretical and sociohistorical perspectives by William J Wilson( Book )

19 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in English and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 820 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
Social class and stratification : classic statements and theoretical debates by Rhonda F Levine( )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 719 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
Poverty, inequality, and the future of social policy : western states in the new world order by Katherine McFate( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 705 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 )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this Frontline report, correspondent Henry Louis Gates, Jr., a Harvard scholar, explores the gaping chasm between the upper and lower classes of black America and probes why it has happened: "How have we reached this point where we have both the largest black middle class and the largest black underclass in our history?" His personal essay draws a picture of growing black success along with the deepening black despair and argues that black upper classes now have more in common with their white colleagues and peers than with those they have left behind in the inner cities. Reviewing the thirty years that have passed since the death of Martin Luther King, Jr., Gates shows that while many blacks reaped the reward of the civil rights movement and affirmative action and gained middle class status, just as many were left behind in an expanding underclass of poverty. The program features interviews with prominent blacks such as Cornel West, William Julius Wilson and Maulana Karenga as well as civil rights veterans like Eldridge Cleaver, Angela Davis and Julian Bond. While they differ on historical interpretation, they all agree that the next phase of the black liberation struggle must be focused on economic deprivation and the class divide."--Container
Sociology and the public agenda by William J Wilson( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sociology has had a long and convoluted relationship with the public policy community. While the field has historically considered its mission one of effecting social change, in recent decades this has become only a minor part of the sociological agenda. The editor of this volume, MacArthur Fellow and former ASA President William Julius Wilson, 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 contributors to this volume both demonstrate and emphasize Wilson's ideas."--BOOK JACKET
America becoming : racial trends and their consequences by Neil J Smelser( )

24 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 407 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)
William Julius Wilson by William J Wilson( Visual )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 185 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
Great American city : Chicago and the enduring neighborhood effect by Robert J Sampson( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 176 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
The political economy and urban racial tensions by William J Wilson( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Oubliés de l'Amérique by William J Wilson( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in French and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The bridge over the racial divide : rising inequality and coalition politics
The truly disadvantaged : the inner city, the underclass, and public policyWhen work disappears : the world of the new urban poorThe declining significance of race : Blacks and changing American institutionsYouth in cities : a cross-national perspectiveMore than just race : being black and poor in the inner cityAmerica becoming : racial trends and their consequencesThe Ghetto underclass : social science perspectivesPower, racism, and privilege; race relations in theoretical and sociohistorical perspectives
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