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Black Picket Fences: Privilege and Peril Among the Black Middle Class

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Black Picket Fences is a stark, moving, and candid look at a section of America that is too often ignored by both scholars and the media: the black middle class. After living for three years in "Groveland," a black middle-class neighborhood on Chicago's South Side, sociologist Mary Pattillo-McCoy has written a book that explores both the advantages and the boundaries that exist for members of the black middle class. In the face of arguments that race no longer matters, Pattillo-McCoy shows a different reality, one where black and white middle classes remain separate and unequal.

About the Author

Mary Pattillo-McCoy is an assistant professor of sociology and African American studies and a faculty fellow at the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

1. The Black Middle Class: Who, When, and Where?

2. The Making of Groveland

3. Generations through a Changing Economy

4. Neighborhood Networks and Crime

5. Growing Up in Groveland

6. In a Ghetto Trance

7. Nike's Reign

8. William "Spider" Waters, Jr.: Straddling Two Worlds

9. Typical Terri Jones

Conclusion

Appendix A: Research Method

Appendix B: Groveland Neighborhood Characteristics

Notes

References

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226649290
Subtitle:
Privilege and Peril among the Black Middle Class
Author:
Pattillo-McCoy, Mary
Author:
Pattillo-McCoy, Mary
Publisher:
University Of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Chicago
Subject:
Discrimination & Racism
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Middle class
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
African American youth
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
Discrimination & Race Relations
Subject:
Chicago (Ill.) Social conditions.
Subject:
African Americans - Illinois - Chicago -
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
1952
Publication Date:
20001101
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 line drawings, 1 table
Pages:
283
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.9 in

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