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Black Picket Fences - 2 Edition by Mary Pattillo (Paperback)

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Edition: 2 Edition

Number of Pages: 331

Genre: Social Science

Sub-Genre: Ethnic Studies

Format: Paperback

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Book theme: African American Studies

Author: Mary Pattillo

Language: English

Street Date: July 2, 2013
TCIN: 78572463
UPC: 9780226021195
Item Number (DPCI): 247-35-2884

Description

First published in 1999, Mary Pattillo's Black Picket Fences explores an American demographic group too often ignored by both scholars and the media: the black middle class. Nearly fifteen years later, this book remains a groundbreaking study of a group still underrepresented in the academic and public spheres. The result of living for three years in "Groveland," a black middle-class neighborhood on Chicago's South Side, Black Picket Fences explored both the advantages the black middle class has and the boundaries they still face. Despite arguments that race no longer matters, Pattillo showed a different reality, one where black and white middle classes remain separate and unequal.
Stark, moving, and still timely, the book is updated for this edition with a new epilogue by the author that details how the neighborhood and its residents fared in the recession of 2008, as well as new interviews with many of the same neighborhood residents featured in the original. Also included is a new foreword by acclaimed University of Pennsylvania sociologist Annette Lareau.
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