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Separate Societies Poverty and Inequality in U.S. Cities

by William W. Goldsmith, Edward J. Blakely, Bill Clinton

Separate Societies Poverty and Inequality in U.S. Cities Synopsis

The award-winning book on urban poverty--now thoroughly revised and updated

Separate Societies Poverty and Inequality in U.S. Cities Press Reviews

When the authors concluded the first edition with an optimistic appraisal of policy options that could alleviate poverty and inequality, they could not have known that the nation was on the cusp of a political and economic transformation that would greatly exacerbate existing inequalities. Therefore, this second edition is all the more welcome. - Contemporary Sociology [A] coherent account that draws on an extensive array of sources to describe the divisions that isolate poorer residents from the majority of the population...After a thoughtful overview, they amass their evidence to shed light on 'separate assets' (income distribution, and differences by race and gender), 'separate opportunities' (participation in the labour market, international comparisons) and 'separate places' (the changing social and economic contours of city regions). For many readers...the chapter on the changing shape of the American metropolis will be of most interest... [A] generally incisive and well-argued book. -Housing Studies

Book Information

ISBN: 9781439902929
Publication date: 18th June 2010
Author: William W. Goldsmith, Edward J. Blakely, Bill Clinton
Publisher: Temple University Press,U.S.
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 268 pages
Categories: Poverty & unemployment, Urban communities, Social classes,

About William W. Goldsmith, Edward J. Blakely, Bill Clinton

William W. Goldsmith is Professor of City and Regional Planning and Director of the Program on International Studies in Planning at Cornell University. He has taught throughtout Latin America, and during the Clinton Administration he served on the EPA Clean Air Act Advisory Board. Edward J. Blakely is Honorary Professor of Urban Policy at the U.S. Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. He ran for Mayor in Oakland in 1998, was Dean at University of Southern California and also at the Milano Graduate School, and most recently served as recovery czar for New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

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