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Author McGowen, Ernest, III, author.

Title African Americans in white suburbia : social networks and political behavior / Ernest McGowen III.

Publication Info. Lawrence, KS : University Press of Kansas, [2017]


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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  305.896073 M177a 2017    ---  Available
Description 207 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The unique story of the suburban African American -- How suburban African Americans fit into our social science theories -- Suburban African Americans and social networks -- Suburban African American ideology and perception of the cultural community -- The suburban political environment and its effects on the participation of suburban African Americans -- Conclusion.
Summary "What happens to their social and political attitudes when African Americans become better educated, more affluent, and move to wealthy, largely white suburbs? In this study of affluent African Americans who live in suburbs that remain predominately white, Ernest McGowen shows that they maintain their connections with African American institutions in the inner city and largely minority "black ring" suburbs and tend not to develop attitudes that match those of their white suburban neighbors. Indeed, despite attaining levels of education and affluence that enable them to live among white people of a similar socio-economic status, these African Americans find their race remains a defining marker in their lives and their politics. They seek to maintain connections to institutions and groups that enable them to feel connected to those who share their experience of race in America."--Provided by publisher.
Subject Suburban African Americans -- Politics and government.
Suburban African Americans -- Social networks.
Suburban African Americans -- Race identity.
Suburbanites -- Political activity -- United States.
Suburbanites -- Social networks -- United States.
Group identity -- United States.
United States -- Race relations.
ISBN 9780700624164 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0700624163 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780700624171 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0700624171 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780700624188 (ebook)

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