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The price of paradise : the costs of inequality and a vision for a more equitable America

Author: David Dante Troutt
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A multilayered exploration of the legal, economic, and cultural forces that contribute to the squeeze on the middle class

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Dante Troutt
ISBN: 9780814760550 0814760554
OCLC Number: 1062283912
Description: vii, 275 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction 1 Mutuality: The Thief, the Preacher, and the Late-Night Lawyer 2 All This I Made Myself: Assuming That Middle-Class Lives Are Self-Sufficient 3 Keep Your Distance: Assuming That Middle-Class Status Requires Distance from the Poor 4 The Promise Half Empty: Assuming That Segregation Is a Thing of the Past 5 We Renamed the Problem and It Disappeared: Assuming That Racism No Longer Limits Minority Chances 6 Islands without Paradise: Assuming That Poverty Results from Weak Values and Poor Decisions 7 Raceless Wonders: Assuming That Racial Labels No Longer Matter 8 The Costs of Inequality and a Vision for a More Equitable America AcknowledgmentsNotes Selected Bibliography Index About the Author
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A rare and compelling account of how local governance practices produce racial inequality at every level of American lifeand of what we can do about it. Ambitious but pragmatic, the Price of Paradise Read more...

 
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