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The Unheavenly City

reviewed by David F. Ricks - 1970

coverTitle: The Unheavenly City
Author(s): Edward C. Banfield
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company, New York
ISBN: , Pages: 308, Year: 1970
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At one time Professor Burgess of the University of Chicago was one of the world's great experts on marriage. Professor Burgess was a bachelor. One is reminded of such professors in reading The Unheavenly City, which is concerned with problems of class, race, unemployment, poverty, crime, rioting, and inner city schools. Professor Ban-field is Henry Lee Shattuck Professor of Urban Government at Harvard University and head of President Nixon's task force on model cities. The occupational hazards of such a position are not numerous, but one serious one does exist. A university professorship does not provide its holder much direct experience with poverty. This book, which might better have been given the title Why The Poor Will Never Make It, has the flavor of much reading and careful thought, but little conversation with poor people or participation in their lives and labor. The book offers a diagnosis of the troubles of the inner city, some prescriptions that the author knows are not like- ly to be... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 72 Number 2, 1970, p. 307-311
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1690, Date Accessed: 8/6/2020 8:59:14 PM

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