Publications

2010
Wilson WJ. More Than Just Race: A Rejoinder. Sociological Forum. 2010;25 (2) :390-394. Publisher's Version
2009
Wilson WJ. Framing Race and Poverty. Contexts. 2009;8 (4) :84.
Wilson WJ. Toward a Framework for Understanding Forces that Contribute to or Reinforce Racial Inequality. Race and Social Problems. 2009;1 (1) :3-11.
Wilson WJ, Chaddha A. The Role of Theory in Ethnographic Research. Ethnography. 2009;10 (4) :549-564.
Wilson WJ. Foreword to The Moynihan Report and Research on the Black Community. In: Massey DS, Sampson RJ The Moynihan Report Revisited: Lessons and Reflections after Four Decades. Vol. 621. ; 2009.
More than Just Race: Being Black and Poor in the Inner City
Wilson WJ. More than Just Race: Being Black and Poor in the Inner City. New York: Norton; 2009. Publisher's Version
Wilson WJ. Framing Race and Poverty. Contexts. 2009;84 (Fall). Publisher's VersionAbstract

One thing I know is that it’s extremely important to discuss how race and poverty are framed in public policy discussions. How we situate social issues in the larger context of society says a lot about our commitment to change.

Wilson WJ, Chaddha A. The Role of Theory in Ethnographic Research. Ethnography. 2009;10 (4) :549-564. Publisher's VersionAbstract

Scholars, including urban poverty researchers, have not seriously debated the important issues that Loïc Wacquant raised in his controversial review of books by Elijah Anderson, Mitchell Duneier, and Katherine Newman concerning the disconnect between theory and ethnographic research. Despite the tone of Wacquant’s review, we feel that he made a contribution in raising important issues about the role of theory in ethnography. The responses to his review that address this issue, especially those by Anderson and Duneier, are also important because they help to broaden our understanding of how theory is used in ethnographic research. What we take from this exchange is that good ethnography is theory driven, and is likely to be much more reflective of inductive theoretical insights than those that are purely deductive. Moreover, we show that in some ethnographic studies the theoretical insights are neither strictly deductive nor inductive, but represent a combination of both.

2008
Wilson WJ, Chaddha A. Reconsidering the "Ghetto". City & Community. 2008;7 (4) :384-388.
Wilson WJ. The Political and Economic Forces Shaping Concentrated Poverty. Political Science Quarterly. 2008;123/4 (Winter) :555-571.
Wilson WJ, Chaddha A, Venkatesh SA. In Defense of The Wire. Dissent. 2008;55 (Summer) :83-86.
Wilson WJ. The Economic Plight of Inner-City Black Males. In: Anderson E Against the Wall: Poor, Young, Black, and Male. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press ; 2008. pp. 55-70.
Wilson WJ. Moving to Opportunity. Education Next. 2008;8 (1) :6-7.
2007
Wilson WJ. A New Agenda for America’s Ghetto Poor. In: Edwards J, Crane M, Kalleberg AL Ending Poverty in America: How to Restore the American Dream. New York: The New Press ; 2007. pp. 88-98.
Wilson WJ. Speaking to Publics. In: Clawson D, Zussman R, Misra J, Gerstel N, Stokes R, Anderton DL, Burawoy M Public Sociology: Fifteen Eminent Sociologists Debate Politics and the Profession in the Twenty-first Century. Berkeley: University of California Press ; 2007. pp. 117-123.
Wilson WJ. Excerpt . In: Holloway J, Keppel B Power, Racism, and Privilege: Race Relations in Theoretical and Sociohistorical Perspectives in Black Scholars on the Line: Race, Social Science, and American Thought. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press ; 2007.
2005
Wilson WJ. The New Economy and Racial Opportunity. Continuing Higher Education Review. 2005;69 (Fall) :42-49.

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