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Uprooting Urban America: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Race, Class and Gentrification

Uprooting Urban America: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Race, Class and Gentrification (Paperback)

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Shifts in America's socioeconomic geography have been documented since the 1960s, demonstrating the reversal of white flight and the reshaping of a nation, evidenced by the growing divide between underprivileged citizens and the wealthy. As state and local governments continue to scale back social services that impact health and well-being, how will disenfranchised groups fare in this expanding, market-driven global society? Uprooting Urban America addresses this query by examining the social consequences of policies that change urban landscapes during the process of gentrification. In this book, junior and senior scholars present contemporary research findings and innovative strategies within the fields of education, healthcare, geography, sociology and policy studies. The book is ideal for graduate and advanced graduate level courses in the disciplines of education, sociology, cultural studies, political science, public policy, urban planning, social justice education and health care and human services.

Horace R. Hall is Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Policy Studies and Research at DePaul University. He received his PhD in curriculum studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Cynthia Cole Robinson is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Teacher Preparation at Purdue University Calumet. She received her PhD in curriculum and instruction from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Amor Kohli is Associate Professor of African and Black Diaspora Studies at DePaul University. He received his PhD in English from Tufts University.

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