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American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underclass by  Nancy A  Douglas S.; Denton - Paperback - 1993 - from Librairie La Foret des livres (SKU: R3194)

American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underclass

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American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underclass

by Massey, Douglas S.; Denton, Nancy A

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ISBN 13
9780674018211
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U.S.A.: Harvard University Press, 1993 « This powerful and disturbing 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 twentieth 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, behaviors, and practices that further marginalize their neighborhoods and undermine their chances of success in mainstream American society. This book is a sober challenge to those who argue that race is of declining significance in the United States today.»

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R3194
Title
American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underclass
Author
Massey, Douglas S.; Denton, Nancy A
Format/binding
Soft cover
Book condition
Used - Fine
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Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0674018214
ISBN 13
9780674018211
Publisher
Harvard University Press
Place of Publication
U.S.A.
Date Published
1993
Keywords
SOCIAL SCIENCES, RACISM, DISCRIMINATION, BLACK PEOPLE
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ENGLISH BOOKS; SCIENCES SOCIALES;

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