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A way out : America's ghettos and the legacy of racism

Author: Owen M Fiss; Joshua Cohen; Jefferson Decker; Joel Rogers
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2003.
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"Inner cities, writes Owen Fiss, are structures of subordination. The only way to end the poverty they transmit across generations is to help people move out of them - and into neighborhoods with higher employment rates and decent schools. Based on programs tried successfully in Chicago and elsewhere, Fiss's proposal is for a provocative national policy initiative that would give inner-city residents rent vouchers  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Owen M Fiss; Joshua Cohen; Jefferson Decker; Joel Rogers
ISBN: 0691088810 9780691088815 0691088829 9780691088822
OCLC Number: 50348217
Description: x, 130 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: What should be done for those who have been left behind? / Owen Fiss --
Down by law / Richard Ford --
Communities, capital, and conflicts / Tracey L. Meares --
Better neighborhoods? / Robert Coles --
Beyond moralizing / J. Phillip Thompson --
Creating options / Jennifer Hochschild --
Exit and redevelopment / Gary Orfield --
Relocation works / James E. Rosenbaum --
Unlikely times / Alexander Polikoff --
Against social engineering / Jim Sleeper --
If Baldwin could speak / Steven Gregory --
A task unfinished / Owen Fiss.
Responsibility: Owen Fiss ; edited by Joshua Cohen, Jefferson Decker, and Joel Rogers.
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Describes inner cities as structures of subordination. Given the government's role in creating and maintaining segregation, this work argues, justice demands no less than the sweeping federal action.  Read more...

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"Fiss sets forth with admirable clarity and rigor an integrationist manifesto for the early twenty-first century. The most striking aspect of his book is the unembarrassed, unequivocal, unblinking Read more...

 
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