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Race and Place

Race and Place
Race Relations in an American City

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Public Opinion and Political Psychology

  • Date Published: January 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521796552

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  • A striking but little recognized change in race relations during the past two decades has seen the declining levels of racial segregation in most of America's major metropolitan areas. More American cities are beginning to have black and white residents. An integral component of this decline in residential segregation has been the large-scale movement of blacks to the suburbs. This book focuses on the attitudes and behavior of African Americans and whites. Will whites' attitudes about blacks and blacks' attitudes toward whites change if they are living in integrated neighborhoods rather than apart from one another? Are black suburbanites more likely to share the views of their fellow white suburbanites or of their fellow African Americans in the central city? Will residential integration and new patterns of race in the suburbs break down divisions between blacks and whites in their views of local public services?

    • Focuses on the real impact of neighborhood residential patterns
    • Takes a rare look at black suburbanites
    • Provides insight, over time, into racial attitudes
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    • Date Published: January 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521796552
    • length: 224 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.34kg
    • contains: 20 b/w illus. 2 maps 27 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction: race and residence
    2. Race relations in Detroit, 1968–92
    3. Black-white social interaction
    4. Perceptions of racial discriminations
    5. Black racial solidarity
    6. White racial prejudice
    7. Opinions on urban issues - the schools and the police
    8. Conclusions.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Regionalism in American Politics
  • Authors

    Susan Welch, Pennsylvania State University

    Lee Sigelman, Wayne State University

    Timothy Bledsoe, George Washington University, Washington DC

    Michael Combs, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

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