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9.7: Minority Studies: A Brief Sociological Text: General Reading List

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  • Affirmative Action

    E. B. Hook. Science, New Series, Vol. 272, No. 5260. (Apr. 19, 1996), pp. 338-339.

    Affirmative Action and City Managers: Attitudes toward Recruitment of Women. James D. Slack. Public Administration Review, Vol. 47, No. 2. (Mar. - Apr., 1987), pp. 199-206.

    Affirmative Action Beneficiaries Performing at Levels Equal to Their White Peers. The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, No. 13. (Autumn, 1996), pp. 20-21.

    Affirmative Action in the 1990s: Staying the Course. William L. Taylor; Susan M. Liss

    Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Vol. 523, Affirmative Action Revisited. (Sep., 1992), pp. 30-37.

    Attitudes toward Affirmative Action as a Function of Racial Identity among African American College Students. Anke Schmermund; Robert Sellers; Birgit Mueller; Faye Crosby. Political Psychology, Vol. 22, No. 4. (Dec., 2001), pp. 759-774.

    Jefferson - Enlightenment: Brown v. Board of Education - Racial Segregation in Public Schools. Brown v. Board of Education. Issue: Racial Segregation in Public Schools. Retrieved (1 of 4) 6/28/2007 4:23:00 PM

    Divided Court Rejects School Diversity Plans. 6/28/2007.

    Only the Onset of Affirmative Action Explains the Explosive Growth in Black Enrollments in Higher Education. Theodore Cross; Robert Bruce Slater. The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, No. 23. (Spring, 1999), pp. 110-115.

    Supreme Court of the United States. Parents Involved in Community Schools V. Seattle School District No. 1 Et Al. Certiorari to the United States Court Of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. No. 05–908. Argued December 4, 2006—Decided June 28, 2007

    Plessy v. Ferguson. Docket: 210. Citation: 163 U.S. 537 (1896). Petitioner: Plessy

    Respondent: Ferguson. Oral Argument: Monday, April 13, 1896. Decision: Monday, May 18, 1896. The Oyez Project, Plessy v. Ferguson, 163 U.S. 537 (1896), Available at: <>.

    Transcript of Plessy v. Ferguson (1896). Judgement of the Court | Opinion of the Court. (Transcription of the Judgement of the Supreme Court of the United States in Plessy v. Ferguson.). Supreme Court of the United States, No. 210, October Term, 1895. Homer Adolph Plessy, Plaintiff in Error, vs. J.H. Ferguson, Judge of Section “A” Criminal District Court for the Parish of Orleans. In Error to the Supreme Court of the State of Louisiana. . Retrieved (1 of 17) 6/28/2007 4:28:59 PM

    Racial Conservatives Are Still Replaying the Myth That Racial Preferences Cause High Black Student College Dropout Rates. The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, No. 32. (Summer, 2001), pp. 12-13.

    The Affirmative Action Conversion of Nathan Glazer. The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, No. 20. (Summer, 1998), p. 32.

    The Continuing Evolution of Affirmative Action under Title VII: New Directions after the Civil Rights Act of 1991. Don Munro. Virginia Law Review, Vol. 81, No. 2. (Mar., 1995), pp. 565-610.

    Rethinking “Weber”: The Business Response to Affirmative Action. Harvard Law Review, Vol. 102, No. 3. (Jan., 1989), pp. 658-671.

    Transcript of Brown v. Board of Education (1954). SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES. Brown v. Board of Education, 347 U.S. 483 (1954) (USSC+). Argued December 9, 1952. Reargued December 8, 1953. Decided May 17, 1954.


    What Does Affirmative Action Do? Harry J. Holzer; David Neumark. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 53, No. 2. (Jan., 2000), pp. 240-271.

    Women and Affirmative Action. Jonathan S. Leonard. The Journal of Economic Perspectives, Vol. 3, No. 1. (Winter, 1989), pp. 61-75.

    Affirmative Action: A Surprise Attack From the Political Left. The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, No. 9. (Autumn, 1995), p. 38.

    Affirmative Action and Economics: A Framework for Analysis. Alma M. Joseph; Henry A. Coleman. Public Productivity & Management Review, Vol. 20, No. 3. (Mar., 1997), pp. 258-271.

    Affirmative Action in American Politics: Strength or Weakness? Rupert W. Nacoste. Political Behavior, Vol. 9, No. 4. (1987), pp. 291-304.

    Are Affirmative Action Hires Less Qualified? Evidence from Employer- Employee Data on New Hires. Harry Holzer; David Neumark. Journal of Labor Economics, Vol. 17, No. 3. (Jul., 1999), pp. 534-569.

    Black Support for Affirmative Action Programs. Cardell K. Jacobson. Phylon (1960-), Vol. 44, No. 4. (4th Qtr., 1983), pp. 299-311.

    Class or Caste Model: Which Road for Affirmative Action? Lenora Greenbaum. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Vol. 4, No. 2. (Winter, 1985), pp. 271-275.

    Major Conservative Scholar Concedes Affirmative Action is Here to Stay. The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, No. 10. (Winter, 1995-1996), p. 37.

    Persuasion and Distrust: A Comment on the Affirmative Action Debate. Randall Kennedy. Harvard Law Review, Vol. 99, No. 6. (Apr., 1986), pp. 1327-1346.

    Pluralistic Ignorance and Political Correctness: The Case of Affirmative Action. Leaf Van Boven. Political Psychology, Vol. 21, No. 2. (Jun., 2000), pp. 267-276.

    Retelling the Story of Affirmative Action: Reflections on a Decade of Federal Jurisprudence in the Public Workplace. John Cocchi Day. California Law Review, Vol. 89, No. 1. (Jan., 2001), pp. 59-127.

    Sex, Race, and Affirmative Action: An Uneasy Alliance. Meredith A. Newman. Public Productivity & Management Review, Vol. 20, No. 3. (Mar., 1997), pp. 295-307.

    The Affirmative Action Stigma of Incompetence: Effects of Performance Information Ambiguity. Madeline E. Heilman; Caryn J. Block; Peter Stathatos. The Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 40, No. 3. (Jun., 1997), pp. 603-625.

    Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

    Retrieved (1 of 30) 5/25/2007 4:14:21 PM.

    U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

    What Was Affirmative Action? Jonathan S. Leonard. The American Economic Review, Vol. 76, No. 2, Papers and Proceedings of the Ninety-Eighth Annual Meeting of the American Economic Association. (May, 1986), pp. 359-363.

    Culture of Poverty

    A Behavioral-Economics View of Poverty. Marianne Bertrand; Sendhil Mullainathan; Eldar Shafir. The American Economic Review, Vol. 94, No. 2, Papers and Proceedings of the One Hundred Sixteenth Annual Meeting of the American Economic Association San Diego, CA, January 3-5, 2004. (May, 2004), pp. 419-423.

    A Partial Test of Oscar Lewis’s Culture of Poverty in Rural America. David B. Miller. Current Anthropology, Vol. 17, No. 4. (Dec., 1976), pp. 720-723.

    Alternative Conceptions of Poverty and Their Implications for Income Maintenance. Seymour Spilerman; David Elesh. Social Problems, Vol. 18, No. 3. (Winter, 1971), pp. 358-373.

    Another Look at The Truly Disadvantaged. William Julius Wilson. Political Science Quarterly, Vol. 106, No. 4. (Winter, 1991-1992), pp. 639-656.

    “Are the Poor Different?” A Comparison of Work Behavior and Attitudes among the Urban Poor and Nonpoor. Chandler Davidson; Charles M. Gaitz. Social Problems, Vol. 22, No. 2. (Dec., 1974), pp. 229-245.

    Black Women in Poverty: Some Comments on Female-Headed Families. Rose M. Brewer. Signs, Vol. 13, No. 2. (Winter, 1988), pp. 331-339.

    Culture and Poverty in Appalachia: A Theoretical Discussion and Empirical Analysis. Dwight Billings. Social Forces, Vol. 53, No. 2, Special Issue. (Dec., 1974), pp. 315-323.

    Ethnicity, Poverty, and Selected Attitudes: A Test of the “Culture of Poverty” Hypothesis. Lola M. Irelan; Oliver C. Moles; Robert M. O’Shea. Social Forces, Vol. 47, No. 4. (Jun., 1969), pp. 405-413.

    Family and Social Pathology in the Ghetto. Hyman Rodman. Science, New Series, Vol. 161, No. 3843. (Aug. 23, 1968), pp. 756-762.

    Family Stability in the Context of Economic Deprivation. Florence C. Odita; Mary Ann Janssens. The Family Coordinator, Vol. 26, No. 3. (Jul., 1977), pp. 252-258.

    Female Headship, Feminization of Poverty and Welfare. Mwangi S. Kimenyi; John Mukum Mbaku. Southern Economic Journal, Vol. 62, No. 1. (Jul., 1995), pp. 44-52.

    Immigration: Issues of Ethnicity, Class, and Public Policy in the United States. Robert L. Bach. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Vol. 485, From Foreign Workers to Settlers? Transnational Migration and the Emergence of New Minorities. (May, 1986), pp. 139-152.

    Misspeaking Truth to Power: A Geographical Perspective on the “Underclass” Fallacy. Mark Alan Hughes. Economic Geography, Vol. 65, No. 3. (Jul., 1989), pp. 187-207.

    Patterns of Childhood Poverty: New Challenges for Policy. Karl Ashworth; Martha Hill; Robert Walker. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Vol. 13, No. 4. (Autumn, 1994), pp. 658-680.

    Public Transfers: Safety Net or Inducement into Poverty? Jimy M. Sanders. Social Forces, Vol. 68, No. 3. (Mar., 1990), pp. 813-834.

    Race and Theory: Culture, Poverty, and Adaptation to Discrimination in Wilson and Ogbu. Mark Gould. Sociological Theory, Vol. 17, No. 2. (Jul., 1999), pp. 171-200.

    Rags to Rags: Poverty and Mobility in the United States. M. Corcoran. Annual Review of Sociology, Vol. 21. (1995), pp. 237-267.

    Robert Coles Reconsidered: A Critique of the Portrayal of Blacks as Culturally Deprived. Alan Wieder. The Journal of Negro Education, Vol. 50, No. 4. (Autumn, 1981), pp. 381-388.

    Social Research and the Underclass Debate. William Julius Wilson. Bulletin of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Vol. 43, No. 2. (Nov., 1989), pp. 30-44.

    Studying Social Class: The Case of Embourgeoisement and the Culture of Poverty. Garth Massey. Social Problems, Vol. 22, No. 5. (Jun., 1975), pp. 595-608.

    The Cost of Racial and Class Exclusion in the Inner City. Loïc J. D. Wacquant; William Julius Wilson. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Vol. 501, The Ghetto Underclass: Social Science Perspectives. (Jan., 1989), pp. 8-25.

    The Culture of Poverty: An Ideological Analysis. David L. Harvey; Michael H. Reed. Sociological Perspectives, Vol. 39, No. 4. (Winter, 1996), pp. 465-495.

    The Culture of Poverty Debate: Some Additional Data. Barbara E. Coward; Joe R. Feagin; J. Allen Williams, Jr. Social Problems, Vol. 21, No. 5. (Jun., 1974), pp. 621-634.

    The Effect of Income on Use of Preventive Care: An Evaluation of Alternative Explanations. Thomas G. Rundall; John R. C. Wheeler. Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Vol. 20, No. 4, Health Professions: Socialization, Organization, Utilization. (Dec., 1979), pp. 397-406.

    The Measurement and Meaning of Poverty. John B. Williamson; Kathryn M. Hyer. Social Problems, Vol. 22, No. 5. (Jun., 1975), pp. 652-663.

    The Myths of Oppositional Culture. Garvey F. Lundy. Journal of Black Studies, Vol. 33, No. 4. (Mar., 2003), pp. 450-467.

    The Relationship Between Racial Identity Attitudes and Social Class. Robert T. Carter; Janet E. Helms. The Journal of Negro Education, Vol. 57, No. 1. (Winter, 1988), pp. 22-30.

    The Urban Child. Neil Sutherland. History of Education Quarterly, Vol. 9, No. 3. (Autumn, 1969), pp. 305-311.

    “They Think You Ain’t Much of Nothing”: The Social Construction of the Welfare Mother. Karen Seccombe; Delores James; Kimberly Battle Walters. Journal of Marriage and the Family, Vol. 60, No. 4. (Nov., 1998), pp. 849-865.

    Urban Hispanic Poverty: Disaggregations and Explanations. Robert Aponte. Social Problems, Vol. 38, No. 4, Special Issue on the Underclass in the United States. (Nov. 1991), pp. 516-528.

    Values as Social Indicators of Poverty and Race Relations in America. Milton Rokeach; Seymour Parker. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Vol. 388, Political Intelligence for America’s Future. (Mar., 1970), pp. 97-111.

    Will Public Service Jobs Cure Unemployment? Thomas F. Hady. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 57, No. 5, Proceedings Issue. (Dec., 1975), pp. 949-952.

    Work Response to Income Maintenance: Economic, Sociological, and Cultural Perspectives. Sonia Wright. Social Forces, Vol. 53, No. 4. (Jun., 1975), pp. 553-562.

    A Culture of Poverty? The St. Martin in the Fields Workhouse, 1817. Lynn MacKay. Journal of Interdisciplinary History, Vol. 26, No. 2. (Autumn, 1995), pp. 209-231.

    Absent Fathers in the Inner City. Mercer L. Sullivan. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Vol. 501, The Ghetto Underclass: Social Science Perspectives. (Jan., 1989), pp. 48-58.

    An Evaluation of the Concept “Culture of Poverty.” Jack L. Roach; Orville R. Gursslin. Social Forces, Vol. 45, No. 3. (Mar., 1967), pp. 383-392.

    Antecedents of Pregnancy among Unmarried Adolescents. Cynthia Robbins; Howard B. Kaplan; Steven S. Martin. Journal of Marriage and the Family, Vol. 47, No. 3. (Aug., 1985), pp. 567-583.

    Beating the Barrio: Piri Thomas and “Down These Mean Streets.” James B. Lane. The English Journal, Vol. 61, No. 6. (Sep., 1972), pp. 814-823.

    Concentrated Deviance and the “Underclass” Hypothesis. Mark Alan Hughes. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Vol. 8, No. 2. (Spring, 1989), pp. 274-281.

    Do the Differences Make a Difference? An Empirical Evaluation of the Culture of Poverty in the United States. Troy Abell; Larry Lyon. American Ethnologist, Vol. 6, No. 3, Interdisciplinary Anthropology. (Aug., 1979), pp. 602-621.

    Factors Affecting the Mobility-Orientation of the Poor. Lawrence E. Sneden II. The Pacific Sociological Review, Vol. 17, No. 1. (Jan., 1974), pp. 60-82.

    Family Planning and Public Policy: Is the “Culture of Poverty” the New Cop-Out? Frederick S. Jaffe; Steven Polgar. Journal of Marriage and the Family, Vol. 30, No. 2, Family Planning and Fertility Control. (May, 1968), pp. 228-235.

    Family, Race, and Poverty in the Eighties. Maxine Baca Zinn. Signs, Vol. 14, No. 4, Common Grounds and Crossroads: Race, Ethnicity, and Class in Women’s Lives. (Summer, 1989), pp. 856-874.

    Ideology in the Study of American Racism, Ethnicity, and Poverty. Howard F. Stein. American Anthropologist, New Series, Vol. 76, No. 4. (Oct., 1974), pp. 840-845.

    Low-Income Families and the Schools for Their Children. Theodore R. Sizer. Public Administration Review, Vol. 30, No. 4. (Jul. - Aug., 1970), pp. 340-346.

    Myth and Reality: The Causes and Persistence of Poverty. Mary Corcoran; Greg J. Duncan; Gerald Gurin; Patricia Gurin. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Vol. 4, No. 4. (Summer, 1985), pp. 516-536.

    Poverty and Culture: Empirical Evidence and Implications for Public Policy. Naomi Carmon. Sociological Perspectives, Vol. 28, No. 4. (Oct., 1985), pp. 403-417.

    Puerto Ricans in Perspective: The Meaning of Migration to the Mainland. Joseph P. Fitzpatrick. International Migration Review, Vol. 2, No. 2, The Puerto Rican Experience on the United States Mainland. (Spring, 1968), pp. 7-20.

    Race, Family Structure, and Changing Poverty Among American Children. David J. Eggebeen; Daniel T. Lichter. American Sociological Review, Vol. 56, No. 6. (Dec., 1991), pp. 801-817.

    Rational Choice, Culture of Poverty, and the Intergenerational Transmission of Welfare Dependency. Mwangi S. Kimenyi. Southern Economic Journal, Vol. 57, No. 4. (Apr., 1991), pp. 947-960.

    Social Background, Not Race, Conditions Black Premarital Childbearing. Family Planning Perspectives, Vol. 19, No. 5. (Sep. - Oct., 1987), pp. 219-220.

    Structural Conditions of Achievement among Whites and Blacks in the Rural South. Jonathan H. Turner. Social Problems, Vol. 19, No. 4. (Spring, 1972), pp. 496-508.

    The Changing Nature of Poverty. Martha S. Hill. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Vol. 479, The Welfare State in America: Trends and Prospects. (May, 1985), pp. 31-47.

    The Culture of Poverty: An Adjustive Dimension. Seymour Parker; Robert J. Kleiner. American Anthropologist, New Series, Vol. 72, No. 3. (Jun., 1970), pp. 516-527.

    The Culture of Poverty and African-American Culture: An Empirical Assessment. Rachel K. Jones; Ye Luo. Sociological Perspectives, Vol. 42, No. 3. (Autumn, 1999), pp. 439-458.

    The Culture of Poverty Revisited: A Strategy for Research. L. Richard Della Fave. Social Problems, Vol. 21, No. 5. (Jun., 1974), pp. 609-621.

    The Family, The Culture of Poverty and Welfare Provision. Patricia Owens. RAIN, No. 63. (Aug., 1984), pp. 6-9.

    The Moynihan Controversy: Letter to Seymour Parker from Daniel P. Moynihan. Seymour Parker. American Anthropologist, New Series, Vol. 73, No. 4. (Aug., 1971), pp. 985-986.

    The Problem of Poverty. George A. Shipman. Public Administration Review, Vol. 28, No. 1. (Jan. - Feb., 1968), pp. 62-64.

    The Role of Racism in the Inequality Studies of William Julius Wilson. Stephen Steinberg. The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, No. 15. (Spring, 1997), pp. 109-117.

    The Underclass: Issues, Perspectives, and Public Policy. William Julius Wilson. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Vol. 501, The Ghetto Underclass: Social Science Perspectives. (Jan., 1989), pp. 182-192.

    The Urban Underclass. Carole Marks. Annual Review of Sociology, Vol. 17. (1991), pp. 445-466.

    Toward a Constructive Theory for Anti-Poverty Policy. Brian J. Jones. American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Vol. 43, No. 2. (Apr., 1984), pp. 247-256.

    Urban Indian Personality and the ‘Culture of Poverty.’ Theodore D. Graves. American Ethnologist, Vol. 1, No. 1. (Feb., 1974), pp. 65-86.

    Welfare Use Across Generations: How Important Are the Ties That Bind? Mark R. Rank; Li-Chen Cheng. Journal of Marriage and the Family, Vol. 57, No. 3. (Aug., 1995), pp. 673-684.

    Wilson on the Truly Disadvantaged. Bernard R. Boxill. Ethics, Vol. 101, No. 3. (Apr., 1991), pp. 579-592.