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Author Niemonen, Jack, 1952-

Title Race, class, and the state in contemporary sociology : the William Julius Wilson debates / Jack Niemonen.

Published Boulder, CO : Lynne Rienner Pub., 2002.

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 UniM Bail  305.800973 NIEM    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 309 pages; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1 Race Relations Problematic in Sociology 13 -- Situating Wilson's Work 13 -- Wilson and the Race-Class Debate Today 23 -- Wilson and the State 38 -- 2 Studying Race and Class: Problems in Assessing Logical and Empirical Adequacy 49 -- Reification of Race 49 -- What Is Racism? 53 -- Confusion Compounded: The Multicultural Movement 56 -- Race, Class, and the Problem of Epistemological Incoherence 63 -- Empirically Validating the Thesis of the Declining Significance of Race 68 -- Inferring Causality 72 -- 3 Debates Surrounding The Declining Significance of Race 83 -- Some Observations on Racial Formations 83 -- Racial Inequality in the Aggregate: Trends over Time 89 -- School Practices and Educational Attainment 91 -- Earnings Attainment 94 -- Occupational Attainment 104 -- Authority Attainment 115 -- Unions and the Black Working Class 119 -- Black Life-Chances in the State Sector 122 -- Race and Social-Psychological Distress 128 -- 4 Truly Disadvantaged and When Work Disappears: Critiques 147 -- Wilson on the Black Underclass 147 -- Concentrated Poverty 151 -- Spatial Mismatch Hypothesis and Urban Labor Markets 153 -- Disarticulation as a Contributing Factor to Employment Hardship 157 -- Marital Disintegration 159 -- A Tangle of Pathology? 163 -- Violence, Delinquency, and Crime 167 -- 5 Wilson's Achilles' Heel: The Continuing Significance of Racially Based Segregation 181 -- Race and Place 181 -- Separation of the Economic Sector from the Sociopolitical Order Revisited 191 -- Complex Motivations Underlying the Racial Structuring of Housing Markets 199 -- 6 Conclusion: A Bridge over the Theoretical Divide 217 -- Theoretical Divide 217 -- Bringing Back the State 221 -- "The State" Defined 225 -- Bridging the Theoretical Divide: Twelve Propositions 230 -- Theory and Practice: Wilson on Affirmative Action 242.
Subject Wilson, William J., 1935- -- Political and social views.
Wilson, William J., 1935- Declining significance of race.
Wilson, William J., 1935- Truly disadvantaged.
African Americans -- Social conditions -- 1975-
African Americans -- Economic conditions.
Social classes -- United States.
Sociology -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Race relations.
United States -- Race relations -- Political aspects.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1980-
ISBN 1588260100 (hardcover : alk. paper)