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Bankston, Carl L. (Carl Leon) 1952-

Works: 86 works in 197 publications in 1 language and 16,008 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  History  Reference works  Biography  Miscellanea  Bibliography  Bibliography of bibliographies  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Editor
Classifications: LC212.52, 379.2630973
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Carl L Bankston
Encyclopedia of family life( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides 452 entries covering family-related topics under such categories as historical trends and events; health concerns; laws; court cases; people; and organizations
Growing up American : how Vietnamese children adapt to life in the United States by Min Zhou( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Growing Up American tells the story of Vietnamese children and sheds light on why their often troubled passage into American society has thus far been successful." "Drawing on research and insights from the U.S. census, survey data, and their own participant observation and in-depth interviews, Min Zhou and Carl Bankston focus on the Versailles Village enclave in New Orleans, one of many newly established Vietnamese communities in the United States, to examine the complex skein of family, community, and school influences that shape these children's lives. With no ties to existing ethnic communities, Vietnamese refugees had little control over where they were settled and no economic or social networks to offer them assistance. Growing Up American describes the process of building communities that were distinctive outgrowths of the new environment in which the Vietnamese found themselves. Familial and cultural organizations reformed in new ways, blending economic necessity with cultural tradition. These reconstructed social structures create a particular form of social capital that helps disadvantaged families overcome the problems associated with poverty and ghettoization."--BOOK JACKET
Forced to fail : the paradox of school desegregation by Stephen J Caldas( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book traces the long legal history of first racial segregation, and then racial desegregation in America. The authors explain how rapidly changing demographics and family structure in the United States have greatly complicated the project of top-down government efforts to achieve an "ideal" racial balance in schools. It describes how social capital - a positive outcome of social interaction between and among parents, children, and teachers - creates strong bonds that lead to high academic achievement."--Jacket
Racial and ethnic relations in America( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 2
Great lives from history( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains alphabetically arranged entries that provide information on the lives, offenses, and sociohistorical impact of 637 notorious men and women, including killers, biblical villains, corrupt politicians, cult leaders, pirates, hatemongers, terroists, traitors, witches, and others involved in criminal conduct, and includes over two hundred sidebars, and three indexes
Public education, America's civil religion : a social history by Carl L Bankston( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume, the authors argue that public education is a central part of American civil religion and, thus, gives us an unquestioning faith in the capacity of education to solve all of our social, economic, and political problems. The book traces the development of America's faith in public education from before the Civil War up to the present, exploring recent educational developments such as the No Child Left Behind legislation. The authors discuss how this faith in education often makes it difficult for Americans to think realistically about the capacities and limitations of public schooling. Bringing together history, politics, religion, sociology, and educational theory, this in-depth examination: raises fundamental questions about what education can accomplish for the citizens of the United States; points out that many supposedly opposing viewpoints on public education actually arise from the same root assumptions; exposes the gaps between our pursuit of equity in schools and what we really accomplish with students; looks at ways in which education can be organized to serve a diverse population
African American history( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This three-volume contribution to the Magills Choice series offers comprehensive coverage of the history of African Americans in the United States from their first arrival in British North America in 1619 through the present day. The sets alphabetically arranged essays cover the full sweep of the rich history of African Americans, with articles on the major economic, political, social and cultural events and developments of nearly four centuries. The diverse subject matter ranges from the origins of the peoples who make up the modern African American population to the impact of African Americans on present-day American culture and society. Just as the history of African Americans has been dominated by struggles for freedom and equal rights, the articles in African American History emphasize the histories of slavery, the abolitionist movement and the Civil Rights movement. There are also essays on topics relating to discrimination and voting rights. Other subject areas include arts and entertainment, crime and punishment, demographics, economic issues, education, military history, Black nationalism, politics and government, the Reconstruction era, religion, riots and civil disturbances and womens issues. The history of the African American struggle for equal righs is closely tied to legal history and U.S. Supreme Court decisions. With the sets emhasis on rights issues, it should not be surprising that over seventy of the essays are on specific court decisions and another two dozen are on federal laws. There are also essays on specific events and eras, organizations and government agencies and such broad subjects as demographics, economic history, the entertainment industry, integration, literature, the military, music, plus politics and government
Sociology basics( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents alphabetically arranged articles on the fundamental issues and concepts in fourteen fields of sociology, including culture, deviance and social control, and social stratification. This volume covers "Anomie and Deviance" through "Microsociology."
A troubled dream : the promise and failure of school desegregation in Louisiana by Carl L Bankston( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It appears that coercive desegregation efforts may have actually caused school systems to re-segregate, by driving out large numbers of middle-class white students. Using extensive interviews and a wealth of statistical information, the authors examine the failed desegregation efforts in Louisiana as a case study to show how desegregation has followed the same unsuccessful pattern across the United States. Strong supporters of the dream of integration, they show that the practical difficulty with desegregation is that academic environments are created by all the students in a school from the backgrounds that all the students bring with them
World conflicts : Asia and the Middle East( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the history and current political state of countries in Asia and the Middle East
Immigrant networks and social capital by Carl L Bankston( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In recent years, immigration researchers have increasingly drawn on the concept of social capital and the role of social networks to understand the dynamics of immigrant experiences. How can they help to explain what brings migrants from some countries to others, or why members of different immigrant groups experience widely varying outcomes in their community settings, occupational opportunities, and educational outcomes? This timely book examines the major issues in social capital research, showing how economic and social contexts shape networks in the process of migration, and assesses the strengths and weaknesses of this approach to the study of international migration. By drawing on a broad range of examples from major immigrant groups, the book takes network-based social capital theory out of the realm of abstraction and reveals the insights it offers."--Publisher's description
The 50 states( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In depth, comprehensive profiles of 50 great states -- History / timeline / maps / statistics / economy / environments / rankings"--Front cover
Great lives from history by Carl L Bankston( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features 800 essays covering people from the eighteenth century through to the early twenty-first century. The majority of the individuals included in this set have never been covered in this series before. Many individuals are household names, famous for their work in such fields as entertainment, sports, civil rights, politics, and literature
Blue collar Bayou : Louisiana Cajuns in the new economy of ethnicity by Jacques M Henry( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science, technology, and society in the Third World : an annotated bibliography by Wesley Shrum( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The end of desegregation?( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Controls and choices : the educational marketplace and the failure of school desegregation by Carl L Bankston( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The biculturation of the Vietnamese student by Min Zhou( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sociology of Katrina : perspectives on a modern catastrophe by David L Brunsma( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second edition of The Sociology of Katrina again brings together the nation's top sociological researchers in an effort to catalogue and deepen our understanding of the modern catastrophe of Hurricane Katrina. The new edition has been updated and revised throughout, including data about recovery efforts and conditions, and discussions of social issues like education, health care, crime, and the economy. This edition features a new chapter focused on the Katrina experience for people in the primary impact area, or ""gr
Sociology basics( )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation Broad in scope, this title provides nonspecialists with insights into sociology topics that often are accessible only to academicians and experts in the field in a readable and quickly retrievable format. 90 articles. Category List. Glossary. Comprehensive Index. Key Terms. Annotated Bibliographies
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Encyclopedia of family life
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Bankston, Carl L. 1952-

Bankston, Carl L. 3rd

Bankston, Carl L. (Carl Leon), 1952-

Bankston, Carl L. III

Bankston, Carl L. III. 1952-

Bankston, Carl Leon

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Carl Leon Bankston

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Growing up American : how Vietnamese children adapt to life in the United StatesForced to fail : the paradox of school desegregationRacial and ethnic relations in AmericaGreat lives from historyPublic education, America's civil religion : a social historyAfrican American historySociology basicsA troubled dream : the promise and failure of school desegregation in Louisiana