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xii, 388 p. : ill., facsims., map, ports. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • 4432 Berkeley
  • The Black bourgeoisie meets the truly disadvantaged
  • White power, Black brokers
  • Remedies to "educational malpractice"
  • The case against public housing
  • The case for public housing
  • Avenging violence with violence
  • Conclusion.
In "Black on the Block", Mary Pattillo - a "Newsweek" Woman of the 21st Century - uses the historic rise, alarming fall, and equally dramatic renewal of Chicago's North Kenwood - Oakland neighborhood to explore the politics of race and class in contemporary urban America.There was a time when North Kenwood - Oakland was plagued by gangs, drugs, violence, and the font of poverty from which they sprang. But in the late 1980s, activists rose up to tackle the social problems that had plagued the area for decades. "Black on the Block" tells the remarkable story of how these residents laid the groundwork for a revitalized and self-consciously black neighborhood that continues to flourish today. But theirs is not a tale of easy consensus and political unity, and here Pattillo teases out the divergent class interests that have come to define black communities like North Kenwood - Oakland.She explores the often heated battles between haves and have-nots, home owners and apartment dwellers, and newcomers and old-timers as they clash over the social implications of gentrification. Along the way, Pattillo highlights the conflicted but crucial role that middle-class blacks play in transforming such districts as they negotiate between established centers of white economic and political power and the needs of their less-fortunate black neighbors.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226649320 20160528
Green Library
CSRE-156-01, SOC-156A-01, SOC-204-01, SOC-256A-01, URBANST-156A-01
Book
402 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Getting started.
  • Framing your topic.
  • Conducting your research.
  • Writing your best.
  • Working your best.
  • Scheduling and completing your thesis.
  • Dealing with special requirements.
  • Citing your sources and getting more advice.
The senior thesis is the capstone of a college education, but writing one can be a daunting prospect. Students need to choose their own topic and select the right adviser. Then they need to work steadily for several months as they research, write, and manage a major independent project. Now there's a mentor to help. How to Write a BA Thesis is a practical, friendly guide written by Charles Lipson, an experienced professor who has guided hundreds of students through the thesis-writing process. This book offers step-by-step advice on how to turn a vague idea into a clearly defined proposal, then a draft paper, and, ultimately, a polished thesis. Lipson also tackles issues beyond the classroom - from good work habits to coping with personal problems that interfere with research and writing. Filled with examples and easy-to-use highlighted tips, the book also includes handy time schedules that show when to begin various tasks and how much time to spend on each. Convenient checklists remind students which steps need special attention, and a detailed appendix, filled with examples, shows how to use the three main citation systems in the humanities and social sciences: MLA, APA, and Chicago. How to Write a BA Thesis will help students work more comfortably and effectively - on their own and with their advisers. Its clear guidelines and sensible advice make it the perfect text for thesis workshops. Students and their advisers will refer again and again to this invaluable resource. From choosing a topic to preparing the final paper, How to Write a BA Thesis helps students turn a daunting prospect into a remarkable achievement.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226481265 20160528
Green Library
SOC-204-01, URBANST-203-01