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Drugs, crime, and social isolation : barriers to urban opportunity

Author: Adele Harrell; George E Peterson
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Urban Institute Press, ©1992.
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Looks at the hypothesis of inner-city isolation from different perspectives - from a comparison of the life of poor African-Americans in 19th-century Philadelphia with the underclass of today, to the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adele Harrell; George E Peterson
ISBN: 0877665702 9780877665700 0877665710 9780877665717
OCLC Number: 472672887
Description: xviii, 299 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : inner-city isolation and opportunity / George E. Peterson, Adele V. Harrell --
Black Philadelphia then and now : the "underclass" of the late 20th century compared with poorer African-Americans of the late 19th century / Roger Lane --
The severely distressed in economically transforming cities / John D. Kasarda --
Drug selling and licit income in distressed neighborhoods : the economic lives of street-level drug users and dealers / Jeffrey Fagan --
The story of John Turner / Elijah Anderson --
Impact of drugs on family life and kin networks in the inner-city African-American single-parent household / Eloise Dunlap --
Drugs and patterns of opportunity in the inner city : the case of middle-aged, middle-income cocaine smokers / Ansley Hamid --
Mobility into and out of poor urban neighborhoods / Edward Gramlich, Deborah Laren, Naomi Sealand --
Social isolation and the underclass / Roberto Fernandez, David Harris.
Responsibility: Adele V. Harrell and George E. Peterson, editors.

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