ERIC Number: ED038448
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Race and the Social Sciences.
Katz, Irwin, Ed.; Gurin, Patricia, Ed.
The focus of this collection of essays is on the formulation of research goals and strategies needed for practical solutions to improve race relations. Herbert H. Hyman writes on the effect of Negro social change on white attitudes about the Negro. Thomas F. Pettigrew defines research priorities for desegregation in the public schools. A broad "systems theory" model for studying race politics is presented by Donald R. Matthews. Karl E. Taeuber looks to demographic information which would be useful in breaking the "vicious cycle of Negro disabilities." Charles C. Killingsworth presents ways of investigating causes of and remedies for Negro unemployment, and includes analyses of the labor market. James C. Coleman formulates an overarching framework for determining theories and hypotheses about social change. In the last chapter the co-editors review the essays, pointing out common themes and elaborating on important issues and policy implications not clearly developed elsewhere. (KG)
Descriptors: Blacks, Disadvantaged, Ethnic Studies, Labor Market, Racial Discrimination, Racial Relations, Research Needs, Research Problems, Social Change, Social Sciences, Unemployment
Basic Books, Inc., Publishers, New York, N.Y. ($8.95)
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