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

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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
3. From School to Work ... in Black and White
A Case Study
4. Getting a Job, Not Getting a Job
Employment Divergence Begins
5. Evaluating Market Explanations
The Declining Significance of Race and Racial Deficits Approaches
6. Embedded Transitions
School Ties and the Unanticipated Significance of Race
7. Networks of Inclusion, Networks of Exclusion
The Production and Maintenance of Segregated Opportunity Structures
8. White Privilege and Black Accommodation
Where Past and Contemporary Discrimination Converge
Appendix: Subjects' Occupations at the Time of the Study 193(2)
Notes 195(10)
Bibliography 205(12)
Index 217

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