Publications

2015
Wilson WJ, Quane J, Hwang J. Black Men and the Struggle for Work: Social and Economic Barriers Persist. Education Next. 2015;15 (2) :23-29.
2014
Wilson WJ. Marginality, Ethnicity and Penality: A Response to Loic Wacquant. Ethnic and Racial Studies. 2014;37 (10) :1712-18.
Wilson WJ. The Travails of Urban Field Research. Contemporary Sociology. 2014;43 (6) :824-828.
2013
Wilson WJ. Combating Concentrated Poverty in Urban Neighborhoods. Journal of Applied Social Science. 2013;7 (2) :135-43.
Wilson WJ, Levine JR. Poverty, Politics, and a 'Circle of Promise': Holistic Education Policy in Boston and the Challenge of Institutional Entrenchment. Journal of Urban Affairs. 2013;35 (1) :7-24.
Wilson WJ, Quane JM, Hwang J. The Urban Jobs Crisis. Paths toward employment for low-income blacks and Latinos. Harvard Magazine. 2013;May-June :24-26.
2012
Wilson WJ. Afterword: Reflections on Responses to The Truly Disadvantaged. In: The Truly Disadvantaged: The Inner City, the Underclass, and Public Policy. 2nd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press ; 2012. pp. 251-289.
Wilson WJ, Quane J. Critical Commentary. Making the Connection between the Socialisation and the Social Isolation of the Inner-city Poor. Urban Studies Journal. 2012;49 (14) :2975-2985.
Wilson WJ. The Declining Significance of Race: Revisited and Revised. In: The Declining Significance of Race: Blacks and Changing American Institutions. 3rd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press ; 2012. pp. 183-209.
Wilson WJ. Race and Affirming Opportunity in the Barack Obama Era. W.E.B. Du Bois Review. 2012;9 (1) :5-16.
2011
Wilson WJ. The Impact of Racial and Nonracial Structural Forces on Poor Urban Blacks. In: Covert Racism: Theories, Institutions and Experiences (ed. Rodney D. Coates). Leiden: Brill ; 2011.
Wilson WJ. Reflections on a Sociological Career that Integrates Social Science with Social Policy. Annual Review of Sociology. 2011;37 :1-18.
Wilson WJ. Understanding the Emergence and Persistence of Concentrated Urban Poverty. In: American Democracy and the Pursuit of Equality (eds. M. Chowkwanyun and R. Serhan). Boulder: Paradigm ; 2011. pp. 117-131.
Wilson WJ. Blurring the Color Line. Sociological Forum. 2011;26 (2) :452-457.
2010
Wilson WJ. The Impact of Racial and Nonracial Structural Forces on Poor Urban Blacks. In: Covert Racism: Theory, Institutions and Experience. Brill: Leiden ; 2010.
Wilson WJ. More Than Just Race: A Rejoinder. Sociological Forum. 2010;25 (2) :390-94.
Wilson WJ. The Obama Administration’s Proposals to Address Concentrated Urban Poverty. City and Community. 2010;9 (1) :41-49.
Wilson WJ. Why Both Social Structure and Culture Matter in a Holistic Analysis of Inner-City Poverty. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. 2010;629 :200-219.
Wilson WJ, Chaddha A. Why We're Teaching "The Wire" at Harvard. Washington Post [Internet]. 2010. Publisher's VersionAbstract

In our course on urban inequality at Harvard this semester, we want our students to understand the roots of the social conditions in America's inner cities. To that end, we get some help from Bodie, Stringer Bell, Bubbles and others from HBO's "The Wire." Take this scene in a Baltimore housing project from the show's first season: Two teenage drug dealers marvel at the ingenuity of their boneless Chicken McNuggets and imagine the inventor who must have become incredibly rich off his creation. An older dealer, D'Angelo, mocks their naivete, explaining that the man who invented the McNugget is just a guy in the McDonald's basement who dreamed up a money-making idea for the real players.

Wilson WJ. The Obama Administration's Proposals to Address Concentrated Urban Poverty. City and Community [Internet]. 2010;9 (1) :41-49. Publisher's Version

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