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Author Sampson, Robert J.

Title Great American city : Chicago and the enduring neighborhood effect / Robert J. Sampson.

Publication Info. Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2011.
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  977.311 SAM    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  977.311 SAM    AVAILABLE
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Description xviii, 534 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 493-524) and index.
Contents Setting and thesis -- Placed -- Neighborhood effects: the evolution of an idea -- Principles and method -- Analytic approach -- The making of the Chicago project -- Community-level processes -- Legacies of inequality -- "Broken windows" and the meanings of disorder -- The theory of collective efficacy -- Civic society and the organizational imperative -- Social altruism, cynicism, and the "good community" -- Interlocking structures -- Spatial logic; or, why neighbors of neighborhoods matter -- Trading places: experiments and neighborhood effects in a social world -- Individual selection as a social process -- Network mechanisms of interneighborhood migration -- Leadership and the higher-order structure of elite connections -- Synthesis and revisit -- Neighborhood effects and a theory of context -- Aftermath: Chicago 2010 -- The twenty-first-century Gold Coast and slum.
Subject Chicago (Ill.) -- Social conditions.
Neighborhoods -- Illinois -- Chicago.
ISBN 9780226734569 (cloth)
0226734560 (paper)
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