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There Goes the Neighborhood: Racial, Ethnic, and Class Tensions in Four Chicago Neighborhoods and Their Meani ng for America

Authors: Wilson, William Julius & Taub, Richard P.
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: SOC026030, SOC050000, SOC020000
ISBN: 9780307794703, Related ISBNs: 0307794709, 0394579364, 0679724184, 9780307794703, 9780394579368
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 240,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: From one of America’s most admired sociologists and urban policy advisers, There Goes the Neighborhood is a long-awaited look at how race, class, and ethnicity influence one of Americans’ most personal choices—where we choose to live. The result of a three-year study of four working- and lower-middle class neighborhoods in Chicago, these riveting first-person narratives and the meticulous research which accompanies them reveal honest yet disturbing realities—ones that remind us why the elusive American dream of integrated neighborhoods remains a priority of race relations in our time.
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