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Wilson, William J. 1935-

Works: 136 works in 384 publications in 2 languages and 21,312 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  Cross-cultural studies  Case studies  History  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Commentator, Editor, Author of introduction, Speaker
Classifications: HV4045, 305.800973
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Publications about William J Wilson
Publications by William J Wilson
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The bridge over the racial divide rising inequality and coalition politics by William J Wilson( file )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 2,681 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 )
27 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 2,583 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 )
28 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 2,263 libraries worldwide
Wilson explores how the current loss of blue-collar jobs has crucially affected American society. He discusses the effects of the "suburbanization" of employment, which has excluded the black urban poor who remain isolated in neighborhoods of concentrated unemployment, neighborhoods that once featured a sizable proportion of working families. He describes the lack of locally available training and education, and the dissolution of government and private support of local organizations that once supplied job information as well as employment opportunities. And he examines as well the attitudes of employers toward ghetto residents and the resulting effects on hiring policies
The declining significance of race : Blacks and changing American institutions by William J Wilson( Book )
27 editions published between 1935 and 2012 in English and held by 2,190 libraries worldwide
Youth in cities a cross-national perspective by Marta Tienda( file )
16 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,449 libraries worldwide
Using both comparative evidence and case studies, this volume illustrates the common needs of youth throughout the world, despite the highly varied socio-cultural circumstances in which they develop, and makes a case for the role of youth as creative social assets and positive forces for social change
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 Undetermined and held by 1,360 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
Through different eyes; black and white perspectives on American race relations by Peter Isaac Rose( Book )
6 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 1,098 libraries worldwide
America becoming : racial trends and their consequences ( Book )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,006 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
The Ghetto underclass : social science perspectives by William J Wilson( Book )
22 editions published between 1989 and 1995 in English and held by 904 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 )
17 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 852 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 )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 827 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 usa̮nd, 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
The two nations of black America ( visu )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 628 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
Poverty, inequality, and the future of social policy : western states in the new world order by Katherine McFate( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 627 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
Sociology and the public agenda by William J Wilson( Book )
11 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 396 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
William Julius Wilson by William J Wilson( visu )
10 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 253 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
America becoming racial trends and their consequences. Volume II by Neil J Smelser( file )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 193 libraries worldwide
The political economy and urban racial tensions by William J Wilson( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 144 libraries worldwide
Great American city : Chicago and the enduring neighborhood effect by Robert J Sampson( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 68 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 is
Les Oubliés de l'Amérique by William J Wilson( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in French and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Learning curves ( visu )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
"The type of education a child can expect to receive may have less to do with the teacher but more to do with socioeconomic status, race and culture. These and other factors make the question of how best to educate American children a complicated one. In this episode you will meet two families who have chosen different approaches to educating their children. The growth in home schooling as an alternative to conventional education is explored."
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Alternative Names
Wilson, William J.
Wilson, William J. 1935-...
Wilson, William J. (William Julius), 1935-
Wilson, William Julius.
Wilson, William Julius 1935-
ウィルソン, W. J
ウィルソン, ウィリアム・ジュリアス
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French (2)
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