Readings & Lectures

Melissa Checker’s Readings & Lectures Fall 2010   

Week 1  

Lecture 1 Rich and Poor in the 21st century  

(1) The Economist, USA Ever higher society, ever hard to ascend  

(2) Sherman and Stone,“Income Gaps Between Very Rich and Everyone Else More than Tripled in Last Three Decades”   

 (3) Snyder “So Long, Middle Class”  

(4) Separate Societies, Pages 1-13 & 35-50
 
 
Week 2

Lecture 2 Theories of Improverishment  

(1) Devah Pager & Bruce Western, Race at Work  

 (2) Separate Societies, Pages 13-34   

 
 Week 3
 
 
(1) Separate Societies, Pages 50-74
  
 
 
 
Week 4
 
 
(1) Separate Societies, Chapter 3
  
 
 
Week 5
 
 

   

  Week 6   

 Lecture 6 Urban Segregation, Genetrification, and Displacement  

 (1) Separate Societies, Chapter 4.    

 
 
 
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 Week 11
 
Environmental Racism, Sustainable Cities, and Climate Justice
 
 
 
 
 
 

   

   

 

  

 

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