In this paper I will do the following: first, set forth an introductory statement designed to place Wilson's work in some philosophical-theoretical perspective; then, I will identify and describe what I consider to be three distinct, yet overlapping, phases or central themes in Wilson's work; third, I will discuss how he treats Black families and discuss some features of his policy recommendations.
"The Sociology of Knowledge of William J. Wilson: Placing The Truly Disadvantaged in its Sociohistorical Context,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 16
, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol16/iss4/3