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The significance of race for neighborhood social cohesion: Perceived difficulty of collective action in majority black neighborhoods

  title={The significance of race for neighborhood social cohesion: Perceived difficulty of collective action in majority black neighborhoods},
  author={Tara Hobson-Prater and Tamara G J Leech},
  journal={Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare},
This article explores William Julius Wilson’s contentions about community cultural traits by examining racial differences in middle class neighborhoods’ levels of social cohesion. Specifically, we explore the perceived difficulty of these actions—as opposed to general pessimism about their outcomes—as a potential explanation for low levels of instrumental collective action in Black middle class neighborhoods. Our results indicate that, regardless of other neighborhood factors, majority Black… 

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