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The Truly Disadvantaged: The Inner City, the Underclass, and Public Policy

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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.

andldquo;The Truly Disadvantaged should spur critical thinking in many quarters about the causes and possible remedies for inner city poverty. As policymakers grapple with the problems of an enlarged underclass theyandmdash;as well as community leaders and all concerned Americans of all racesandmdash;would be advised to examine Mr. Wilsonand#39;s incisive analysis.andrdquo;andmdash;Robert Greenstein, New York Times Book Review

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The Truly Disadvantaged should spur critical thinking in many quarters about the causes and possible remedies for inner city poverty. As policy makers grapple with the problems of an enlarged underclass they--as well as community leaders and all concerned Americans of all races--would be advised to examine Mr. Wilson's incisive analysis.--Robert Greenstein, New York Times Book Review

'Must reading' for civil-rights leaders, leaders of advocacy organizations for the poor, and for elected officials in our major urban centers.--Bernard C. Watson, Journal of Negro Education

Required reading for anyone, presidential candidate or private citizen, who really wants to address the growing plight of the black urban underclass.--David J. Garrow, Washington Post Book World

Selected by the editors of the New York Times Book Review as one of the sixteen best books of 1987.

Winner of the 1988 C. Wright Mills Award of the Society for the Study of Social Problems.

About the Author

William Julius Wilson is the Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor atand#160;Harvard University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226901268
Author:
Wilson, William Julius
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Subject:
Sociology-Poverty
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Publication Date:
20120731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
13 line drawings, 17 tables
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , The Truly Disadvantaged should spur critical thinking in many quarters about the causes and possible remedies for inner city poverty. As policy makers grapple with the problems of an enlarged underclass they--as well as community leaders and all concerned Americans of all races--would be advised to examine Mr. Wilson's incisive analysis.--Robert Greenstein, New York Times Book Review

'Must reading' for civil-rights leaders, leaders of advocacy organizations for the poor, and for elected officials in our major urban centers.--Bernard C. Watson, Journal of Negro Education

Required reading for anyone, presidential candidate or private citizen, who really wants to address the growing plight of the black urban underclass.--David J. Garrow, Washington Post Book World

Selected by the editors of the New York Times Book Review as one of the sixteen best books of 1987.

Winner of the 1988 C. Wright Mills Award of the Society for the Study of Social Problems.

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