Prismatic Metropolis: Inequality in Los Angeles (Mcsui)

4 avg rating
( 2 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780871541307: Prismatic Metropolis: Inequality in Los Angeles (Mcsui)

This book cuts through the powerful mythology surrounding Los Angeles to reveal the causes of inequality in a city that has weathered rapid population change, economic restructuring, and fractious ethnic relations. The sources of disadvantage and the means of getting ahead differ greatly among the city's myriad ethnic groups. The demand for unskilled labor is stronger here than in other cities, allowing Los Angeles's large population of immigrant workers with little education to find work in light manufacturing and low-paid service jobs.

A less beneficial result of this trend is the increased marginalization of the city's low-skilled black workers, who do not enjoy the extended ethnic networks of many of the new immigrant groups and who must contend with persistent negative racial stereotypes.

Patterns of residential segregation are also more diffuse in Los Angeles, with many once-black neighborhoods now split evenly between blacks, Hispanics, Asians, and other minorities. Inequality in Los Angeles cannot be reduced to a simple black-white divide. Nonetheless, in this thoroughly multicultural city, race remains a crucial factor shaping economic fortunes.

A Volume in the Multi-City Study of Urban Inequality

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

LAWRENCE D. BOBO is professor of sociology and Afro-American studies at Harvard University.

MELVIN L. OLIVER is vice president of the Ford Foundation. He is responsible for overseeing the Asset Building and Community Development Program.

JAMES H. JOHNSON JR. is William Rand Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Management, Sociology, and Public Policy and director of the  Urban Investment Strategies Center in the Kenan Institute in the Kenan-Flager Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

ABEL VALENZUELA JR. is assistant professor of urban planning and Chicana/o studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is also associate director of the Center for the Study of Urban Poverty, Institute for Social Science Research.

From Library Journal:

Many scholars have noted that racial minorities will soon form the majority in the United States. How has the growth of the minority population affected the country? How do those who immigrated here many years ago feel about those immigrating now? How do minorities feel about discrimination? Seeking to answer some of these questions, this fascinating study focuses on the growth and changes in Los Angeles and examines the city's history as well as its population changes as a result of migration and immigration. Each chapter focuses on a specific aspect of life in the prismatic metropolis, including residential segregation, salary inequalities, and workplace issues. Unlike many studies of racial issues, this book looks not only at African American and white issues but also at interactions among Latino Americans, Asian Americans, and legal and illegal immigrants. The survey is based on data gathered from 4000 households and 800 employers, and readers will appreciate the extensive statistical information, detailed endnotes, and bibliographies following each chapter. This book will find a home in academic libraries and those with demographics, ethnic and cultural studies, American studies, sociology, and urban studies collections. Danna Bell-Russel, Library of Congress
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Bobo, Lawrence D.
Published by Russell Sage Foundation
ISBN 10: 0871541300 ISBN 13: 9780871541307
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Russell Sage Foundation. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Bookseller Inventory # 2271643

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 21.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Abel Jr. Valenzuela
Published by University of Chicago press
ISBN 10: 0871541300 ISBN 13: 9780871541307
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Chicago press. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0871541300

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.13
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

BOBO, OLIVER, JOHNSON
Published by others (2017)
ISBN 10: 0871541300 ISBN 13: 9780871541307
New paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description others, 2017. paperback. Book Condition: NEW. 9780871541307 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Print on Demand title, produced to the highest standard, and there would be a delay in dispatch of around 10 working days. Bookseller Inventory # HTANDREE01259787

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 21.70
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.56
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Abel Jr. Valenzuela
Published by Russell Sage Foundation, United States (2002)
ISBN 10: 0871541300 ISBN 13: 9780871541307
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Russell Sage Foundation, United States, 2002. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. This book cuts through the powerful mythology surrounding Los Angeles to reveal the causes of inequality in a city that has weathered rapid population change, economic restructuring, and fractious ethnic relations. The sources of disadvantage and the means of getting ahead differ greatly among the city s myriad ethnic groups. The demand for unskilled labor is stronger here than in other cities, allowing Los Angeles s large population of immigrant workers with little education to find work in light manufacturing and low-paid service jobs. A less beneficial result of this trend is the increased marginalization of the city s low-skilled black workers, who do not enjoy the extended ethnic networks of many of the new immigrant groups and who must contend with persistent negative racial stereotypes. Patterns of residential segregation are also more diffuse in Los Angeles, with many once-black neighborhoods now split evenly between blacks, Hispanics, Asians, and other minorities. Inequality in Los Angeles cannot be reduced to a simple black-white divide. Nonetheless, in this thoroughly multicultural city, race remains a crucial factor shaping economic fortunes. A Volume in the Multi-City Study of Urban Inequality. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9780871541307

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 34.32
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Valenzuela, Abel Jr.
Published by Russell Sage Foundation (2002)
ISBN 10: 0871541300 ISBN 13: 9780871541307
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Russell Sage Foundation, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110871541300

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 42.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Bobo, Lawrence D. (Editor)/ Oliver, Melvin L. (Editor)/ Johnson, James H., Jr. (Editor)/ Valenzuela, Abel, Jr. (Editor)
Published by Russell Sage Foundation (2002)
ISBN 10: 0871541300 ISBN 13: 9780871541307
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Russell Sage Foundation, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st paper cover ed edition. 611 pages. 9.25x7.00x1.25 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0871541300

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 39.30
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.92
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Abel Jr. Valenzuela
ISBN 10: 0871541300 ISBN 13: 9780871541307
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
AussieBookSeller
(SILVERWATER, NSW, Australia)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 625 pages. 0.921. Bookseller Inventory # 9780871541307

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 36.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 37.00
From Australia to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Abel Jr. Valenzuela
Published by Russell Sage Foundation (2002)
ISBN 10: 0871541300 ISBN 13: 9780871541307
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Russell Sage Foundation, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1st Paper Cover Ed. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 0871541300n

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 107.70
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds