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White Flight/Black Flight : The Dynamics of Racial Change in an American Neighborhood / Rachael A. Woldoff.

Author/Creator:
Woldoff, Rachael A., author.
Publication:
Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press, [2011]
Format/Description:
Book
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De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
African American neighborhoods -- United States -- Case studies.
African Americans -- Social conditions.
Demographic transition -- United States.
Ethnic neighborhoods -- United States -- Case studies.
Residential mobility -- United States -- Case studies.
Social change -- United States -- Case studies.
Social change -- United States.
Local subjects:
Discrimination & Race Relations. (search)
U.S. History. (search)
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
Urban residential integration is often fleeting-a brief snapshot that belies a complex process of racial turnover in many U.S. cities. White Flight/Black Flight takes readers inside a neighborhood that has shifted rapidly and dramatically in race composition over the last two decades. The book presents a portrait of the life of a working-class neighborhood in the aftermath of white flight, illustrating cultural clashes that accompany racial change as well as common values that transcend race, from the perspectives of three different groups who are living it: white stayers, black pioneers, and "second-wave" blacks.Rachael A. Woldoff offers a fresh look at race and neighborhoods by documenting a two-stage process of neighborhood transition and focusing on the perspectives of two understudied groups: newly arriving black residents and whites who have stayed in the neighborhood. Woldoff describes the period of transition when white residents still remain, though in diminishing numbers, and a second, less discussed stage of racial change: black flight. She reveals what happens after white flight is complete: "Pioneer" blacks flee to other neighborhoods or else adjust to their new segregated residential environment by coping with the loss of relationships with their longer-term white neighbors, signs of community decline, and conflicts with the incoming second wave of black neighbors.Readers will find several surprising and compelling twists to the white flight story related to positive relations between elderly stayers and the striving pioneers, conflict among black residents, and differences in cultural understandings of what constitutes crime and disorder.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction: What Happens to a Neighborhood after White Flight?
1. The Parkmont Environment
2. Choosing Parkmont: Whites Staying and Blacks Pioneering
3. Stella Zuk's Story: Choosing to Stay
4. Cross-Racial Caregiving: Pioneers Helping Stayers to Age in Place
5. Ken Wilkinson: Striving for the Next Generation
6. Black Flight: Consequences of Neighborhood Cultural Conflict
7. Billy's Narrative: Clashing in Parkmont
8. Skipping School: The Negative Effects of a Neighborhood Institution
9. Conclusions: Understanding the Cultural Dynamics of Neighborhood Change
Appendix
References
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 08. Jul 2019)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780801461033
OCLC:
878694330
Publisher Number:
10.7591/9780801461033 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.