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Family futures: Childhood and poverty in urban neighbourhoods

Anne Power

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847429728
eISBN:
9781447302315
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429728.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Family life in areas of concentrated poverty and social problems is undermined by surrounding conditions. This book is based on a longitudinal study of over 200 families interviewed annually over the ... More


“It’s Like the City, Only Quieter”: Making the Rural Ghetto

John M. Eason

in Big House on the Prairie: Rise of the Rural Ghetto and Prison Proliferation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226410203
eISBN:
9780226410487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226410487.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

I advance the notion of a rural ghetto in this chapter to suggest that processes like white flight, de-industrialization, and the expansion of public housing created a new form of inequality in ... More


The Community Reinvestment Act as a Catalyst for Integration and an Antidote to Concentrated Poverty

John Taylor and Josh Silver

in Facing Segregation: Housing Policy Solutions for a Stronger Society

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190862305
eISBN:
9780190862336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190862305.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Communities and Organizations

Policymakers tend to focus on federal programs as remedies to poverty. While important, the largest of these programs do not combat poverty’s geographic aspects. The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) ... More


The Integration Imperative

Edward G. Goetz

in The One-Way Street of Integration: Fair Housing and the Pursuit of Racial Justice in American Cities

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501707599
eISBN:
9781501716706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707599.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter lays out the argument in favour of public policies to achieve racial integration. It summarizes the individual and societal level costs of segregation and it presents the affirmative ... More


Market-Savvy Housing and Community Development Policy: Grappling with the Equity-Efficiency Trade-off

Todd Swanstrom

in Facing Segregation: Housing Policy Solutions for a Stronger Society

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190862305
eISBN:
9780190862336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190862305.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Communities and Organizations

This chapter addresses how housing policies to combat segregation often fail to consider housing market strength, which varies significantly within and between metropolitan areas. In weak housing ... More


Alexandra: The Precariousness of the Poor

Andy Clarno

in Neoliberal Apartheid: Palestine/Israel and South Africa after 1994

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226429922
eISBN:
9780226430126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226430126.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter explores the precariousness of life in a Black township in Johannesburg after apartheid. The chapter begins with a brief social history of Alexandra township before analyzing the ... More


Democratic Politics in an Age of Mass Incarceration

Rebecca U. Thorpe

in Democratic Theory and Mass Incarceration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190243098
eISBN:
9780190243104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190243098.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

This chapter outlines a new framework emphasizing the spatial dimensions of poverty, joblessness, and mass incarceration in postwar American society. Disproportionate numbers of young black and ... More


Public Housing and the Streets

Timothy Black and Sky Keyes

in It's a Setup: Fathering from the Social and Economic Margins

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190062217
eISBN:
9780190062255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190062217.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

In the next two chapters, the authors focus on the most marginalized fathers in the study. While it is apparent that prisons have become institutions for warehousing the most marginalized ... More


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