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Residential Segregation and Neighborhood Change (Paperback)
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Residential Segregation and Neighborhood Change (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 15/03/2009
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This book is an invaluable reference. First published in 1965, it is at once a snapshot of a moment in history and a timeless conceptualization of the issues inherent in societal segregation.

Residential segregation historically occupies a key position in patterns of race relations in the urban United States. It not only inhibits the development of informal, neighborly relations between white people and African Americans, but ensures the segregation of a variety of public and private facilities. The clientele of schools, hospitals, libraries, parks, and stores is determined in large part by the racial composition of the neighborhood in which they are located. Problems created by residential segregation are the focus of this of this work.

African Americans in cities resemble whites in cities. Both racial groups are highly urbanized, and most of the immigrants of either race to a city are former residents of another city. Within cities, racial groups display similar patterns of residential behavior, with those of higher incomes seeking out newer and better housing. Both races respond similarly to national, social, and economic factors which set the context within which local changes occur. Karl E. and Alma F. Taeuber's main approach to the analysis of residential segregation and processes of neighborhood change is comparative and statistical. By quantitative comparison of the situation in many different cities, they attempt to assess those patterns and processes which are common to all communities and those which vary.

Residential segregation is shown to be a prominent and enduring feature of American urban society. By bringing empirical data to bear on an important and timely social problem, this book will aid in the search for reasonable solutions. All types of cities, southern and northern, large and small, are beset with the difficulties that residential segregation imposes on harmonious race relations and on the solution of pressing city problems. Residential segregation is a real problem that must be faced directly, as it is in this important work.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
ISBN: 9780202362793
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"This book reports the most thorough and sophisticated and in general the best study of racial segregation and succession in American cities that has been reported . . . . The findings will cause many instructors of urban and minorities courses to revise their class notes."

--Norval D. Glenn, Social Forces

"The Taeubers have now brought together a truly impressive amount of data to set us straight on what has been happening in... segregation in cities throughout the United States . . . . It is well written and scholarly."

--Arnold M. Rose, Political Science Quarterly

"Urban geographers and others concerned with changing spatial patterns of metropolitan populations should welcome this recent work by the Taeubers."

--Harold M. Rose, Economic Geography

"This is an important book. It is not only a well-written report of highly competent research, but it also focuses upon the critical feature of the current racial scene in our cities--housing. . . . The Taubers have skillfully blocked out for us the enormous dimensions of this problem, the current trends, and where we must go from here. . . . This volume... is essential reading for all students of both American race relations and American cities. It will be regarded as the definitive work to date on urban residential segregation by race."

--Thomas F. Pettigrew, American Journal of Sociology

"Urban researchers, teachers of sociology, and professionals engaged in urban affairs will long be grateful to the Taeubers for providing a sound analysis of current and past census data."

--Theodore R. Anderson, Sociological Review


"This book reports the most thorough and sophisticated and in general the best study of racial segregation and succession in American cities that has been reported . . . . The findings will cause many instructors of urban and minorities courses to revise their class notes."

--Norval D. Glenn, Social Forces

"The Taeubers have now brought together a truly impressive amount of data to set us straight on what has been happening in... segregation in cities throughout the United States . . . . It is well written and scholarly."

--Arnold M. Rose, Political Science Quarterly

"Urban geographers and others concerned with changing spatial patterns of metropolitan populations should welcome this recent work by the Taeubers."

--Harold M. Rose, Economic Geography

"This is an important book. It is not only a well-written report of highly competent research, but it also focuses upon the critical feature of the current racial scene in our cities--housing. . . . The Taubers have skillfully blocked out for us the enormous dimensions of this problem, the current trends, and where we must go from here. . . . This volume... is essential reading for all students of both American race relations and American cities. It will be regarded as the definitive work to date on urban residential segregation by race."

--Thomas F. Pettigrew, American Journal of Sociology

"Urban researchers, teachers of sociology, and professionals engaged in urban affairs will long be grateful to the Taeubers for providing a sound analysis of current and past census data."

--Theodore R. Anderson, Sociological Review


-This book reports the most thorough and sophisticated and in general the best study of racial segregation and succession in American cities that has been reported . . . . The findings will cause many instructors of urban and minorities courses to revise their class notes.-

--Norval D. Glenn, Social Forces

-The Taeubers have now brought together a truly impressive amount of data to set us straight on what has been happening in... segregation in cities throughout the United States . . . . It is well written and scholarly.-

--Arnold M. Rose, Political Science Quarterly

-Urban geographers and others concerned with changing spatial patterns of metropolitan populations should welcome this recent work by the Taeubers.-

--Harold M. Rose, Economic Geography

-This is an important book. It is not only a well-written report of highly competent research, but it also focuses upon the critical feature of the current racial scene in our cities--housing. . . . The Taubers have skillfully blocked out for us the enormous dimensions of this problem, the current trends, and where we must go from here. . . . This volume... is essential reading for all students of both American race relations and American cities. It will be regarded as the definitive work to date on urban residential segregation by race.-

--Thomas F. Pettigrew, American Journal of Sociology

-Urban researchers, teachers of sociology, and professionals engaged in urban affairs will long be grateful to the Taeubers for providing a sound analysis of current and past census data.-

--Theodore R. Anderson, Sociological Review

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