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White Flight/Black Flight: The Dynamics of Racial Change in an American Neighborhood

Rachael A. Woldoff

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449185
eISBN:
9780801461033
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449185.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Urban residential integration is often fleeting—a brief snapshot that belies a complex process of racial turnover in many U.S. cities. This book takes readers inside a neighborhood that has shifted ... More


The Parkmont Environment

Rachael A. Woldoff

in White Flight/Black Flight: The Dynamics of Racial Change in an American Neighborhood

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449185
eISBN:
9780801461033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449185.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter provides a portrait of Parkmont in order to show how white neighborhoods change into black neighborhoods—that is, the transformation of white flight into black flight. It first considers ... More


What Happens to a Neighborhood after White Flight?

Rachael A. Woldoff

in White Flight/Black Flight: The Dynamics of Racial Change in an American Neighborhood

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449185
eISBN:
9780801461033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449185.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book explores the ramifications of white flight for race and culture by presenting an ethnographic study of Parkmont, a modern community in a northeastern U.S. city. Settled in the late 1940s as ... More


Black Flight: Consequences of Neighborhood Cultural Conflict

Rachael A. Woldoff

in White Flight/Black Flight: The Dynamics of Racial Change in an American Neighborhood

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449185
eISBN:
9780801461033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449185.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines how black flight has transformed Parkmont, with particular emphasis on the changes that have occurred in the community as the second wave of black residents has begun to replace ... More


Conclusions: Understanding the Cultural Dynamics of Neighborhood Change

Rachael A. Woldoff

in White Flight/Black Flight: The Dynamics of Racial Change in an American Neighborhood

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449185
eISBN:
9780801461033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449185.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book has explored the structural and cultural dynamics that occur in the aftermath of racial integration by focusing on the case of Parkmont. By following the neighborhood of Parkmont through ... More


Ken Wilkinson: Striving for the Next Generation

Rachael A. Woldoff

in White Flight/Black Flight: The Dynamics of Racial Change in an American Neighborhood

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449185
eISBN:
9780801461033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449185.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter explores the link between white flight and black flight in Parkmont by focusing on the story of Ken Wilkinson, a forty-seven-year-old pioneer and one of the first black residents on his ... More


Skipping School: The Negative Effects of a Neighborhood Institution

Rachael A. Woldoff

in White Flight/Black Flight: The Dynamics of Racial Change in an American Neighborhood

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449185
eISBN:
9780801461033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449185.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines the factors that have triggered the black flight of pioneers by focusing on the role of schools in Parkmont's decline. It considers how pioneer parents, children, and teens cope ... More


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