More Than Just Race: Being Black and Poor in the Inner City. New York: Norton & Company, 2009. Print.
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Chicago’s ghetto is typically referring to the south side of the city. The Chicago Housing Authority which was founded in 1937 was responsible for the majority of housing available for the city’s African American population, which was quite a controversial topic. Chicago’s ghetto today is still considered to be the south, and southeast areas of the city. However, today the term ghetto is used to describe not only the African American population, but new “ghettos” have sprung up among different cultural backgrounds and neighborhoods. A neighborhood like Pilsen would be considered a ghetto by some, housing a large amount of Chicago’s Latino population.
Poverty, complicated by the dynamics of race in America, call for universalistic policy strategies, some of which are articulated in Poor Support and The War Against the Poor. In When Work Disappears, William Julius Wilson builds upon many of the insights he introduced in The Truly Disadvantaged, such as the rampant joblessness, social isolation, and lack of marriageable males that characterized many urban ghetto neighborhoods. In the class discussion, Professor Wilson argues that it is necessary to disassociate unemployment with joblessness, as the former only measures those still s... ... middle of paper ... ...or-eliminating technology -- they are unlikely to be plausible policy alternatives in the current political and high-technology-oriented context. What all these analyses and policy recommendations do require is a universalistic strategy, backed by a broad-based multi-ethnic, multi-class coalition which cuts across ideological and political lines in order to address the problems of race and urban poverty at the dawn of the 21st century. Works Cited David Ellwood Poor Support Herbert Gans The War Against the Poor: The Underclass and Antipoverty Policy Notes 1 Wilson, 28.
Today, people continue to feel as if society is changing beyond their control, and to find themselves, they must hold onto their beliefs. Thus, the difference in society is created. People with different sociological locations are confronted with the issue of accelerating ... ... middle of paper ... ...al plight of the average citizen in contemporary society. Yet, despite having such a limited scope, Mills provides relevant and integral information about the social plight of people. His perceptions and ideas referring to personal troubles and social issues help conceptualize the general idea, and his theory of the intersection between history and biography also provides a foundation for the knowledge of sociology to be understood.
Wright Mills has made many contributions to the discipline of sociology. From my perspective, Mills’s most important contribution to sociology was the opposition of the traditional “norms.” Many sociologists followed the ideas of Max Weber, Karl Marx, Auguste Comte, Emile Durkheim, and many more, who based their sociological analysis on numerical data. Although Mills valued these ideas, he had his own opinion. Mills sees sociology as about humans and their attitude instead of just numbers. He understood the personal levels of sociology and how to connect a person’s experiences with the social factors of their society.
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WHAT IS SOCIOLOGY? Sociology is a broad social science that studies the behavior of human beings, social relationships and social institutions through the use of systematic processes. Firstly, Sociology is an extensive subject since it covers several different areas of social life from traditional aspects such as religion, family, race, crime, and gender to modern social concerns like social movements, the environment, and technology. The study of Sociology is not static due to the fact it changes and is updated throughout the time. In fact, social aspects depend not only on the period of time in which they happen, but also on the places in which they are developed.
In this paper I aim to examine the social phenomenon of the birth of sociology and why it is important to contextualize the time periods during with Marx, Durkheim and Weber wrote. I intend to do this by relying on two core citations from Connell and Swingewood to assist in illustrating the role of time and place. Though I rely on Philip Abrams, I am not a strict historicist. However, he does bring valuable insight to the circumstances during which a split between history and sociology began to take root. The mechanisms of imperialism and swift social change were implicit in the work of the founding fathers and therefore, the phenomenon of the birth of sociology.