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KARL ALEXANDER is John Dewey Professor of Sociology at Johns Hopkins University. The late DORIS ENTWISLE was Research Professor in Sociology at Johns Hopkins University. LINDA OLSEN is associate research scientist at Johns Hopkins University.

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  • Series: Amer Sociological Association's Rose Ser
  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation; 1st edition (April 15, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0871540339
  • ISBN-13: 978-0871540331
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #106,378 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Stunning discourse on the story of those who've fallen within the long shadow of Baltimore's decline from mid 20th century manufacturing powerhouse to fragile victim of the 21st century global economy. Heart rending are the tribulations of everyday Baltimoreans who came of age as the city's deterioration began to accelerate and for whom "doing better than their parents" became nearly impossible. There are lessons here for anyone who cares about the future of American cities, and more importantly, the Americans who live within them.
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The Long Shadow is an important work that provides clues to the heart of economic and racial disparities. Here we are given insights beyond the views of race, poverty, and education that have been discussed many times over. I have strongly recommended this work to my social policy friends and colleagues, pointing out particularly the importance of access to blue-collar employment and the role that organized labor (father-son unions) played in the mid-last century to shape the economic disparities that we see now and what they did a great deal to mold the fractured society that we suffer with today .
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A social as well as a sociological study of an urban area where a chunky middle social stratum has been ripped off, thanks to the radical bifurcation of the entire social class into the high-wage knowledge-intensive and into the menial low-wage jobs. In fact, the 2013 closing-down of the Bethel Steel at Sparrows Points was a death knell of the city that once served as an industrial pivot for its entire
surrounding regions. To get away from the shortfalls feared to result from the cross-sectional one-shot survey and the longitudinal studies, the authors resorted to the life course trajectories. But can the life course perspective provide a better description on the inter-generational transfers of social advantages and disadvantages than the one-shot and the panel surveys (Never mind your spatio-temporal constraints)? How would the life course approach deal with the life course of a man who says: "I think I am successful now, because I'm happy.. I don't have a lot of money... But I am happy, because I come home everyday to the person I want to be with... I pick up the phone, my parents are still there if I need to talk to them...."?
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