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Urban outcasts : a comparative sociology of advanced marginality

Author: Loi͏̈c J D Wacquant
Publisher: Cambridge : Polity, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this new book, Loc Wacquant reveals that urban marginality is not everywhere the same, as the reader is taken inside the dilapidated black ghetto of inner Chicago and the deindustrializing banlieue of outer Paris.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Loi͏̈c J D Wacquant
ISBN: 9780745631240 074563124X 9780745631257 0745631258
OCLC Number: 150295757
Description: XII, 342 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Contents: Ghetto, Banlieue, Favela et Caetera: Tools for Rethinking Urban Marginality. PROLOGUE: AN OLD PROBLEM IN A NEW WORLD?. 1. The Return of the Repressed: Riots, 'Race,' and Dualization in Three Advanced Societies. I. FROM COMMUNAL GHETTO TO HYPERGHETTO. 2. The State and Fate of the Dark Ghetto at Century's Close. 3. The Cost of Racial and Class Exclusion in 'Bronzeville'. 4. West Side Story: A High-Insecurity Ward in Chicago. II. BLACK BELT, RED BELT. 5. From Conflation to Comparison: How Banlieues and Ghetto Converge and Contrast. 6. Stigma and Division: From the Core of Chicago to the Margins of Paris. 7. Dangerous Places: Violence, Isolation, and the State. III.- LOOKING AHEAD: URBAN MARGINALITY IN THE 21st CENTURY. 8. The Rise of Advanced Marginality: Specifications and Implications. 9. Logics of Urban Polarization from Below. Postcript: Theory, History, and Politics in Urban Analysis
Responsibility: Loïc Wacquant.

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