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When Work Disappears: The World of the New Urban Poor

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Wilson, one of our foremost authorities on race and poverty, challenges decades of liberal and conservative pieties to look squarely at the devastating effects that joblessness has had on our urban ghettos. Marshaling a vast array of data and the personal stories of hundreds of men and women, Wilson persuasively argues that problems endemic to America's inner cities--from fatherless households to drugs and violent crime--stem directly from the disappearance of blue-collar jobs in the wake of a globalized economy. Wilson's achievement is to portray this crisis as one that affects all Americans, and to propose solutions whose benefits would be felt across our society. At a time when welfare is ending and our country's racial dialectic is more strained than ever, When Work Disappears is a sane, courageous, and desperately important work.

"Wilson is the keenest liberal analyst of the most perplexing of all American problems...[This book is] more ambitious and more accessible than anything he has done before."

--The New Yorker

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679724179
Author:
Wilson, William Julius
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Wilson, William Julius
Subject:
American
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
U.S. Government
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Subject:
Economic Conditions
Subject:
Poverty
Subject:
1981-
Subject:
Inner cities
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
Inner cities -- United States.
Subject:
Urban poor -- United States.
Subject:
Sociology-Urban Studies
Subject:
sociology;poverty;race;non-fiction;social policy;economics;inequality;urban;labor;politics;urban studies;current affairs;public policy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
19970731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4 GRAPHS + 1 MAP
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.02x5.26x.75 in. .65 lbs.

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History and Social Science » American Studies » Poverty
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