Privileged Places Race, Residence, and the Structure of Opportunity

by Gregory D. Squires, Charis E. Kubrin

Privileged Places Race, Residence, and the Structure of Opportunity Synopsis

In the United States, today, quality of life depends heavily on where one lives, but high levels of racial segregation in residential communities make it frustratingly difficult to disentangle the effects of place from those of race. Gregory Squires and Charis Kubrin tackle these issues head-on, exploring how inequities resulting from the intersection of race and place, coupled with the effects of public policy, permeate and shape structures of opportunity in the United States.

Privileged Places Race, Residence, and the Structure of Opportunity Press Reviews

Excellent.... An original and significant contribution to the study of place stratification. - Thomas McNulty, University of Georgia The most definitive analysis to date of how residence is a root cause of racial inequality in life-chance opportunities. - George Wilson, University of Miami

Book Information

ISBN: 9781588264497
Publication date: 15th July 2006
Author: Gregory D. Squires, Charis E. Kubrin
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 180 pages
Categories: Ethnic studies,

About Gregory D. Squires, Charis E. Kubrin

Gregory D. Squires is professor of sociology at George Washington University. His publications include Color and Money: Politics and Prospects for the Community Reinvestment Movement in Urban America and Capital and Communities in Black and White: The Intersections of Race, Class, and Uneven Development. Charis E. Kubrin is assistant professor of sociology at George Washington University. She is coeditor of Crime and Society (2nd edition) and has published numerous articles on race and crime.

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