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Book
152 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
  • Prologue : the talk
  • PART 1. BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME. The changes
  • The second change : Malcolm and the body
  • The third change : Mecca and the death of mythology
  • PART 2. THE SOOTY DETAILS OF THE SCENE. The fourth change : New York and the death of mercy
  • The fifth change : Gettysburg and the long war
  • The sixth change : Chicago and the streets
  • PART 3. A GRASSY CLEARING. The seventh change : eyes open to the world
  • The eighth change : the blast
  • Epilogue : into the world.
"For Ta-Nehisi Coates, history has always been personal. At every stage of his life, he's sought in his explorations of history answers to the mysteries that surrounded him--most urgently, why he, and other black people he knew, seemed to live in fear ... In [this book], Coates takes readers along on his journey through America's history of race and its contemporary resonances through a series of awakenings--moments when he discovered some new truth about our long, tangled history of race, whether through his myth-busting professors at Howard University, a trip to a Civil War battlefield with a rogue historian, a journey to Chicago's South Side to visit aging survivors of 20th century America's 'long war on black people, ' or a visit with the mother of a beloved friend who was shot down by the police"-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
SOC-149-01, SOC-249-01, URBANST-112-01
Video
2 videodisc : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert ([4] pages ; 37 x 23 cm). Sound: digital; optical; surround; Dolby. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; region 1.
This documentary follows two inner-city basketball phenoms' lives through high school as they chase their dreams of playing in the NBA.
Media & Microtext Center
SOC-149-01, SOC-249-01, URBANST-112-01
Video
2 videodiscs (120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
It's the hottest day of the year in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. Tensions are growing, with the only local businesses being a Korean grocery and Sal's Pizzeria. Mookie is Sal's delivery boy. Radio Raheem has the letters of love and hate written on his hands. He is defiant and together with a motivated Buggin Out, push Sal and his sons to their breaking point. The cops intervene, using force and brutality to apprehend the large Radio Raheem. He is unwilling to succumb to the over-excessive brutality of the police and the racist views of Sal and his family. The overzealous police officers don't understand the repercussions of the violence they just unleashed. The neighbors band together to protest this extreme form of pure, toxic bigotry. Mob mentality takes over and the other local non-African American store owners become threatened. Tempers flare and rage is in the air.
Media & Microtext Center
COMPLIT-154A-01, AMSTUD-160-01, SOC-149-01, SOC-249-01, URBANST-112-01
Video
2 videodiscs (120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
It's the hottest day of the year in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. Tensions are growing, with the only local businesses being a Korean grocery and Sal's Pizzeria. Mookie is Sal's delivery boy. Radio Raheem has the letters of love and hate written on his hands. He is defiant and together with a motivated Buggin Out, push Sal and his sons to their breaking point. The cops intervene, using force and brutality to apprehend the large Radio Raheem. He is unwilling to succumb to the over-excessive brutality of the police and the racist views of Sal and his family. The overzealous police officers don't understand the repercussions of the violence they just unleashed. The neighbors band together to protest this extreme form of pure, toxic bigotry. Mob mentality takes over and the other local non-African American store owners become threatened. Tempers flare and rage is in the air.
Media & Microtext Center
AMSTUD-160-01, COMPLIT-154A-01, SOC-149-01, SOC-249-01, URBANST-112-01
Book
xvi, 338 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Preface to the New Edition Preface Introduction 1. Race, Wealth, and Equality 2. A sociology of wealth and Race Inequality 3. Studying Wealth 4. Wealth and Inequality in Anerica 5. A Story of Two Nations: Race and Wealth 6. The structuring of Racial Inequality in American Life 7. Getting Along Renewing America's Commitment to Racial Justice Epilogue: Changing Context of Black Wealth/White Wealth: 1995-2005 1. Wealth Inequality Trends 2. The Emergence of Asset Based Policy Appendix A Appendix B Notes References Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415951678 20160527
The award-winning "Black Wealth / White Wealth" offers a powerful portrait of racial inequality based on an analysis of private wealth. Melvin Oliver and Thomas Shapiros' groundbreaking research analyzes wealth -total assets and debts rather than income alone - to uncover deep and persistent racial inequality in America, and they show how public policies have failed to redress the problem. First published in 1995, "Black Wealth/White Wealth" is considered a classic exploration of race and inequality. It provided, for the first time, systematic empirical evidence that explained the racial inequality gap between blacks and whites. The Tenth Anniversary edition contains two entirely new and substantive chapters. These chapters look at the continuing issues of wealth and inequality in America and the new policies that have been launched in the past ten years. Some have been progressive while others only recreate inequality -for example the proposal to eliminate the estate tax. Compelling and also informative, "Black Wealth/White Wealth" is not just pioneering research. It is also a powerful counterpoint to arguments against affirmative action and a direct challenge to current social welfare policies that are tilted towards the wealthy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415951678 20160527
Green Library
SOC-149-01, SOC-249-01, URBANST-112-01
Video
1 videodisc (171 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (36 p.)
This documentary follows two inner-city basketball phenoms' lives through high school as they chase their dreams of playing in the NBA.
Media & Microtext Center
SOC-149-01, SOC-249-01, URBANST-112-01
Video
2 videodiscs (ca. 240 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + program notes
"The hottest day of the year explodes onscreen in this vibrant look at a day in the life of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. A portrait of urban racial tensions sparked controversy while earning popular and critical praise, "--Container.
Media & Microtext Center
AMSTUD-160-01, COMPLIT-154A-01, SOC-149-01, SOC-249-01, URBANST-112-01
Video
2 videodiscs (171 min.) : sd., col. ; 12 in.
Follows the high school careers of two young men from inner-city Chicago as they pursue their dream of playing professional basketball.
Media & Microtext Center
SOC-149-01, SOC-249-01, URBANST-112-01
Book
x, 292 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
This book clearly links persistent poverty among blacks in the United States to the unparalleled degree of deliberate segregation they experience in American cities. "American Apartheid" shows how the black ghetto was created by whites during the first half of the 20th century in order to isolate growing urban black populations. It goes on to show that, despite the Fair Housing Act of 1968, segregation is perpetuated today through an interlocking set of individual actions, institutional practices, and governmental policies. In some urban areas the degree of black segregation is so intense, and occurs in so many dimensions simultaneously, that it amounts to "hypersegregation". The authors demonstrate that this systematic segregation of African Americans leads inexorably to the creation of underclass communities during periods of economic downturn. Under conditions of extreme segregation, any increase in the overall rate of black poverty yields a marked increase in the geographic concentration of indigence and the deterioration of social and economic conditions in black communities. As ghetto residents adapt to this increasingly harsh environment under a climate of racial isolation, they evolve attitudes, behaviours and practices that further marginalize their neighbourhoods and undermine their chances of success in mainstream American society.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674018204 20160527
This text examines the links between persistent poverty among blacks in the United States and the unparalleled degree of deliberate segregration that they experience in American cities.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674018211 20160528
Green Library
SOC-149-01, SOC-249-01, URBANST-112-01
Book
x, 292 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
This book clearly links persistent poverty among blacks in the United States to the unparalleled degree of deliberate segregation they experience in American cities. "American Apartheid" shows how the black ghetto was created by whites during the first half of the 20th century in order to isolate growing urban black populations. It goes on to show that, despite the Fair Housing Act of 1968, segregation is perpetuated today through an interlocking set of individual actions, institutional practices, and governmental policies. In some urban areas the degree of black segregation is so intense, and occurs in so many dimensions simultaneously, that it amounts to "hypersegregation". The authors demonstrate that this systematic segregation of African Americans leads inexorably to the creation of underclass communities during periods of economic downturn. Under conditions of extreme segregation, any increase in the overall rate of black poverty yields a marked increase in the geographic concentration of indigence and the deterioration of social and economic conditions in black communities. As ghetto residents adapt to this increasingly harsh environment under a climate of racial isolation, they evolve attitudes, behaviours and practices that further marginalize their neighbourhoods and undermine their chances of success in mainstream American society.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674018204 20160527
This text examines the links between persistent poverty among blacks in the United States and the unparalleled degree of deliberate segregration that they experience in American cities.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674018211 20160528
Green Library
SOC-149-01, SOC-249-01, URBANST-112-01
Book
xi, 324 p. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
SOC-149-01, SOC-249-01, URBANST-112-01
Book
xii, 276 p. ; 24 cm.
In a powerful, revealing portrait of city life, Anderson explores the dilemma of both blacks and whites, the underclass and the middle class, caught up in the new struggle not only for common ground--prime real estate in a racially changing neighborhood--but for shared moral community. Blacks and whites from a variety of backgrounds speak candidly about their lives, their differences, and their battle for viable communities. "The sharpness of his observations and the simple clarity of his prose recommend his book far beyond an academic audience. Vivid, unflinching, finely observed, Streetwise is a powerful and intensely frightening picture of the inner city."--Tamar Jacoby, New York Times Book Review "The book is without peer in the urban sociology literature...A first-rate piece of social science, and a very good read."--Glenn C. Loury, Washington Times.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226018157 20160528
Green Library
SOC-149-01, SOC-249-01, URBANST-112-01
Book
xii, 323 p. ; 24 cm.
  • * Prologue A Generous Revolution * The Kennedy Transition * The System Is to Blame * Implementing the Elite Wisdom Being Poor, Being Black: 19501980 * Poverty * Employment * Wages and Occupations * Education * Crime * The Family * The View from 1966 Interpreting The Data * The Scoial Scientists and the Great Experiment * Incentives to Fail I: Maximizing Short-Term Gains * The Destruction of Status Rewards Rethinking Social Policy * What do we want to Accomplish? * The Constraints on Helping * Choosing a Future.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780465042333 20160528
This classic book serves as a starting point for any serious discussion of welfare reform. Losing Ground argues that the ambitious social programs of the1960s and 1970s actually made matters worse for its supposed beneficiaries, the poor and minorities. Charles Murray startled readers by recommending that we abolish welfare reform, but his position launched a debate culminating in President Clintons proposal to end welfare as we know it.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780465042333 20160528
Green Library
SOC-149-01, SOC-249-01, URBANST-112-01
Book
xv, 362 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
This book analyses the expansion of Chicago's Black Belt during the period immediately following World War II. Even as the civil rights movement swept the country, Chicago dealt with its rapidly growing black population not by abolishing the ghetto, but by expanding and reinforcing it. The city used a variety of means, ranging from riots to redevelopment, to prevent desegregation. The result was not only the persistence of racial segregation, but the evolution of legal concepts and tools which provided the foundation for the nation's subsequent urban renewal effort and the emergence of a ghetto now distinguished by government support and sanction. This book not only extends our knowledge of the evolution of race relations in urban America, but adds a new dimension to our perspective on the civil rights era - an age marked by the rise of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the explosion of northern cities in the wake of his assassination.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521245692 20160528
Green Library
SOC-149-01, SOC-249-01, URBANST-112-01
Book
xii, 243 p. ; 22 cm.
Green Library, SAL3 (off-campus storage)
SOC-149-01, SOC-249-01, URBANST-112-01
Book
ix, 1246, xxxiv p. illus. 25 cm.
Green Library, SAL3 (off-campus storage)
SOC-149-01, SOC-249-01, URBANST-112-01