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Race and the Invisible Hand : How White Networks Exclude Black Men from Blue-Collar Jobs

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ISBN13:

9780520239517

ISBN10:
0520239512
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
9/1/2003
Publisher(s):
Univ of California Pr
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Summary

This ethnography examines a group of black vocational high school students who were not as successful as less able white students in procuring blue-collar jobs.

Table of Contents

List of Tables ix
Foreword xi
Acknowledgments xv
1. Introduction 1(15)
2. "Invisible" and Visible Hands
Racial Disparity in the Labor Market
16(21)
3. From School to Work ... in Black and White
A Case Study
37(23)
4. Getting a Job, Not Getting a Job
Employment Divergence Begins
60(22)
5. Evaluating Market Explanations
The Declining Significance of Race and Racial Deficits Approaches
82(22)
6. Embedded Transitions
School Ties and the Unanticipated Significance of Race
104(40)
7. Networks of Inclusion, Networks of Exclusion
The Production and Maintenance of Segregated Opportunity Structures
144(35)
8. White Privilege and Black Accommodation
Where Past and Contemporary Discrimination Converge
179(14)
Appendix: Subjects' Occupations at the Time of the Study 193(2)
Notes 195(10)
Bibliography 205(12)
Index 217


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