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The Resource Ghetto : the invention of a place, the history of an idea, Mitchell Duneier

Ghetto : the invention of a place, the history of an idea, Mitchell Duneier

Label
Ghetto : the invention of a place, the history of an idea
Title
Ghetto
Title remainder
the invention of a place, the history of an idea
Statement of responsibility
Mitchell Duneier
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On March 29, 1516, the city council of Venice issued a decree forcing Jews to live in il geto--a closed quarter named for the copper foundry that once occupied the area. The term stuck. In this sweeping and original interpretation, Mitchell Duneier traces the idea of the ghetto from its beginnings in the sixteenth century and its revival by the Nazis to the present. As Duneier shows, we cannot understand the entanglements of race, poverty, and place in America today without recalling the history of the ghetto in Europe, as well as later efforts to understand the problems of the American city. This is the story of the scholars and activists who tried to achieve that understanding. Their efforts to wrestle with race and poverty in their times cannot be divorced from their individual biographies, which often included direct encounters with prejudice and discrimination in the academy and elsewhere. Using new and forgotten sources, Duneier introduces us to Horace Cayton and St. Clair Drake, graduate students whose conception of the South Side of Chicago established a new paradigm for thinking about Northern racism and poverty in the 1940s. We learn how the psychologist Kenneth Clark subsequently linked Harlem's slum conditions with the persistence of black powerlessness in the civil rights era, and we follow the controversy over Daniel Patrick Moynihan's report on the black family. We see how the sociologist William Julius Wilson redefined the debate about urban America as middle-class African Americans increasingly escaped the ghetto and the country retreated from racially specific remedies. And we trace the education reformer Geoffrey Canada's efforts to transform the lives of inner-city children with ambitious interventions, even as other reformers sought to help families escape their neighborhoods altogether. Ghetto offers a clear-eyed assessment of the thinkers and doers who have shaped American ideas about urban poverty--and the ghetto. The result is a valuable new understanding of an age-old concept."--Publisher's description
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Duneier, Mitchell
Dewey number
307.3/366
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
HT221
LC item number
.D86 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jewish ghettos
  • Inner cities
  • Segregation
  • Inner cities
  • Jewish ghettos
  • Segregation
  • United States
  • Großstadtsoziologie
  • Obdachlosigkeit
  • USA
  • Jews
  • Inner cities
  • Segregation
Label
Ghetto : the invention of a place, the history of an idea, Mitchell Duneier
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Nazi deception -- Chicago, 1944: Horace Cayton -- Harlem, 1965: Kenneth Clark -- Chicago, 1987: William Julius Wilson -- Harlem: 2004: Geoffrey Canada -- The forgotten ghetto
Control code
ocn925426390
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 292 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781429942751
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Lccn
2015036373
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
99967104169
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o925426390
  • (OCoLC)925426390
Label
Ghetto : the invention of a place, the history of an idea, Mitchell Duneier
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Nazi deception -- Chicago, 1944: Horace Cayton -- Harlem, 1965: Kenneth Clark -- Chicago, 1987: William Julius Wilson -- Harlem: 2004: Geoffrey Canada -- The forgotten ghetto
Control code
ocn925426390
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 292 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781429942751
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Lccn
2015036373
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
99967104169
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o925426390
  • (OCoLC)925426390

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