The Long Shadow

The Long Shadow

Differences across social lines in schooling aspirations—initially those of parents and later those of children—are one of the ways the long shadow imprints itself on children's academic and personal development.

Author: Karl Alexander

Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation

ISBN: 9781610448239

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 223

A volume in the American Sociological Association's Rose Series in Sociology West Baltimore stands out in the popular imagination as the quintessential “inner city”—gritty, run-down, and marred by drugs and gang violence. Indeed, with the collapse of manufacturing jobs in the 1970s, the area experienced a rapid onset of poverty and high unemployment, with few public resources available to alleviate economic distress. But in stark contrast to the image of a perpetual “urban underclass” depicted in television by shows like The Wire, sociologists Karl Alexander, Doris Entwisle, and Linda Olson present a more nuanced portrait of Baltimore’s inner city residents that employs important new research on the significance of early-life opportunities available to low-income populations. The Long Shadow focuses on children who grew up in west Baltimore neighborhoods and others like them throughout the city, tracing how their early lives in the inner city have affected their long-term well-being. Although research for this book was conducted in Baltimore, that city’s struggles with deindustrialization, white flight, and concentrated poverty were characteristic of most East Coast and Midwest manufacturing cities. The experience of Baltimore’s children who came of age during this era is mirrored in the experiences of urban children across the nation. For 25 years, the authors of The Long Shadow tracked the life progress of a group of almost 800 predominantly low-income Baltimore school children through the Beginning School Study Youth Panel (BSSYP). The study monitored the children’s transitions to young adulthood with special attention to how opportunities available to them as early as first grade shaped their socioeconomic status as adults. The authors’ fine-grained analysis confirms that the children who lived in more cohesive neighborhoods, had stronger families, and attended better schools tended to maintain a higher economic status later in life. As young adults, they held higher-income jobs and had achieved more personal milestones (such as marriage) than their lower-status counterparts. Differences in race and gender further stratified life opportunities for the Baltimore children. As one of the first studies to closely examine the outcomes of inner-city whites in addition to African Americans, data from the BSSYP shows that by adulthood, white men of lower status family background, despite attaining less education on average, were more likely to be employed than any other group in part due to family connections and long-standing racial biases in Baltimore’s industrial economy. Gender imbalances were also evident: the women, who were more likely to be working in low-wage service and clerical jobs, earned less than men. African American women were doubly disadvantaged insofar as they were less likely to be in a stable relationship than white women, and therefore less likely to benefit from a second income. Combining original interviews with Baltimore families, teachers, and other community members with the empirical data gathered from the authors’ groundbreaking research, The Long Shadow unravels the complex connections between socioeconomic origins and socioeconomic destinations to reveal a startling and much-needed examination of who succeeds and why.
Categories: Social Science

The Long Shadow

The Long Shadow

The whole plot was in shadow. Annika suddenly became aware that there was a cool breeze from the mountain. She fired off a series of shots of the house against the sun in the evening light. “Have you any idea how long the family lived ...

Author: Liza Marklund

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451607079

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 766

The next thrilling installment in the Annika Bengtzon series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Liza Marklund, who Henning Mankell called “Queen of Scandinavian Crime Fiction.” The inspiration for the hit film series, Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter, now available on Netflix. In this follow-up to Liza Marklund’s “stunningly great” ( thriller Lifetime, newspaper reporter Annika Bengtzon is left to pick up the pieces after a shocking and complex murder case turns her world upside down and leaves her personal life in shambles. Meanwhile, an intruder brutally murders an entire family on Spain’s Costa del Sol, and Annika must fly to the glitzy locale to report on the case. Upon arrival she discovers that a fifth family member is unaccounted for. Soon, the killers are found, but they too have met their demise—in the same grisly manner they killed the Söderström family. Amid a culture weighed down by drug smuggling and money laundering, Annika must try to find the missing girl before it’s too late.
Categories: Fiction

The Long Shadow

The Long Shadow

'Let me take you back to the flat. I don't want you to stay here. We can do what we have to do tomorrow.' 'Yes. Let's leave here.' The house and most of its contents were sold very quickly. Sarah knew there was no looking back now: no ...

Author: Gaynor Gabriel

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781481797245

Category: History

Page: 204

View: 365

Sarah, nine years old, endures yet another air-raid in the street shelter in Blitz-torn England. At the same time nine-year old Claude is practising an escape should their house in occupied France be raided by the Gestapo. Sarah and Claude, Jews, and their families experience the devastating effects of Nazi Germany. The children are deeply traumatised, Sarah by the fate of her mother during an air-raid and Claude by the 'disappearance' of his family. The effects of their tragic experiences are played out very differently. The early lives of the children, though in different cultures and different circumstances, manifest very similar parallel experiences. It is only when the two central characters meet as adults that the effects of the trauma show themselves clearly and very dramatically. The novel traces four generations of the two families through to the final powerful and moving outcome. "It becomes hard to put the book down......the narrative becomes truly wrenching. One hopes that Gabriel will keep writing; a remarkable beginning," - Kirkus Reviews "This is a well-charted tale of how great sorrow can colour lives long after the event." - BlueInk Review "Introspective and profoundly moving, Gabriel's realistic portrayal of war's aftermath will leave an enduring impression." - Foreword Reviews
Categories: History

The Long Shadow

The Long Shadow

'It's like living in the shadow,' he said. 'Such a long shadow,' she said bitterly. 'When will we ever come out into the sunlight?' 'When we die,' he said gently. 'Perhaps not until then. We must endure what comes to us, since we choose ...

Author: Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780748132935

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 962

1670: King Charles II's reign has brought peace and prosperity to the Morland family, but James II's ascent to the throne will shatter their restored fortunes. In Yorkshire, Morland Place has flourished during the Restoration, and in London the beautiful and sprited Annunciata, is now Countess of Chelmsford, a wealthy and well-connected woman, intimate with the Royal Family. But storm clouds gather over them all when the reign of James II brings rebellion and discord. Trouble is never far from Annunciata in these turbulent times. Jealousy, betrayal and violent death threaten her children, and for Annunciata herself comes the anguish of love lived in the long shadow of secrecy, a love that can only lead to tragedy.
Categories: Fiction

The Long Shadow

The Long Shadow

She was pretty as a picture, with large blue eyes set in an elfin face, and straight blond hair that shimmered like silk. 'Does she have a name?' 'Alice. ... 'I swear on the streetlight on the corner shoving back the shadows.

Author: Mark Mills

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780755392339

Category: Fiction

Page: 305

View: 813

From Mark Mills, author of the award-winning THE SAVAGE GARDEN comes THE LONG SHADOW, a first-class thriller in the vein of Robert Harris and William Boyd. Blood brothers or sworn enemies? You never forget what the fight was about... THE LONG SHADOW is a stunning depiction of resentment and revenge. Ben Makepeace has barely thought of Jacob since school. What he remembers is a competitive, manipulative boy, impinging on his life. Now Ben is the wrong side of forty with a young son to support and in need of a backer. A call to meet hedge-fund billionaire Victor Sheldon is promising, but there's a surprise in store - Victor is Jacob, now firmly entrenched in a gilded world of riches and glamour. History can cast a long shadow and while Ben believes his childhood is well over, he soon discovers the roots of the past dig deep.
Categories: Fiction

The Long Long Shadow

The Long  Long Shadow

After the turmoil, my people will no longer be safe in their homeland.” “You know a lot more than you are telling ... forward to it with happy anticipation. After the long week of the family wedding, everyone was 43 THE LONG, LONG SHADOW.

Author: LaVerne Hutchison

Publisher: Abbott Press

ISBN: 9781458207159

Category: Fiction

Page: 94

View: 932

The compelling life of Mary before and after the birth of her son, Jesus, is imaginatively retold in this inspiring novel. Young Mary of Nazareth has been blessed beyond compare. Gabriel, the Angel of the Lord, has told her that she will be the mother of Jesus, the Messiah long promised by the heavenly Father. But she lives in a society where purity is required and out-of-wedlock pregnancy is punishable by death. Mary knows how important this child will be, and she believes in the Lord to keep her safe. Although Joseph, the young man to whom she is betrothed, struggles to understand Mary's situation, he stands beside her and defends her from those who would do her harm. Only after the baby is born does the young couple begin to realize the impact of their son, especially when they are visited first by shepherds and later by a trio of wise men. After Jesus's birth, Mary is constantly aware of God's plan. She listens to Him, spends time in prayer, and faces the joys and struggles of motherhood. Above all, she knows that God has a special plan for her son, and as Jesus grows, so does her faith. Yet it isn't until after He is crucified that she realizes the true significance of His life. A moving retelling of the story of Mary, The Long, Long Shadow offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the life of the mother of Jesus.
Categories: Fiction

The Long Shadow of Antiquity

The Long Shadow of Antiquity

One pleasant feature that the Romans often incorporated into their urban planning, and which is an admired aspect of many modern cities, is large public parks, or what we would now term “green spaces.” Today, there are a great number of ...

Author: Gregory S. Aldrete

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350100527

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 424

View: 740

A vivid exploration of the many ways the classical world remains relevant today, this is a passionate justification of why we continue to read about and study the lives and works of the ancient Greeks and Romans. Challenging the way the phrase 'That's just ancient history' is used to dismiss something as being irrelevant, Greg and Alicia Aldrete demonstrate just how much ancient Greece and Rome have influenced and shaped our world today in ways both large and small. From the more commonly known influences on politics, law, literature and timekeeping through to the everyday rituals and routines we take for granted when we exercise, dine, marry and dress, we are rooted in the ancient world. Even the political upheaval, celebrity obsession and blurring of public and private boundaries that we see in current news betray ancient characteristics - now brought to the fore here in a new final chapter. If you have ever wondered how far exactly we still walk in the footsteps of the ancients or wanted to understand how study of the classical world can inform and explain our lives today, this is the book for you.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Long Shadow of 9 11

The Long Shadow of 9 11

It has taken a long time for America to settle into a strategy that appears to be working once again—nearly a decade ... While this argument seems reasonable on the surface, the evidence 38 The Long Shadow of 9/11: America's Response to ...

Author: Brian Michael Jenkins

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 9780833058379


Page: 223

View: 293

In a series of essays, this book addresses the question of how America has responded in the ten years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks and suggests options for more effectively dealing with the terrorist threat in the future.

The Long Shadow of Temperament

The Long Shadow of Temperament

Temperament and Feeling Tone The infant temperaments we call high- and low-reactive cast long shadows that changed their shapes over the course of development. The public sociability and obvious indifference to unfamiliarity displayed ...

Author: Jerome Kagan

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674264885

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 362

We have seen these children--the shy and the sociable, the cautious and the daring--and wondered what makes one avoid new experience and another avidly pursue it. At the crux of the issue surrounding the contribution of nature to development is the study that Jerome Kagan and his colleagues have been conducting for more than two decades. In The Long Shadow of Temperament, Kagan and Nancy Snidman summarize the results of this unique inquiry into human temperaments, one of the best-known longitudinal studies in developmental psychology. These results reveal how deeply certain fundamental temperamental biases can be preserved over development. Identifying two extreme temperamental types--inhibited and uninhibited in childhood, and high-reactive and low-reactive in very young babies--Kagan and his colleagues returned to these children as adolescents. Surprisingly, one of the temperaments revealed in infancy predicted a cautious, fearful personality in early childhood and a dour mood in adolescence. The other bias predicted a bold childhood personality and an exuberant, sanguine mood in adolescence. These personalities were matched by different biological properties. In a masterly summary of their wide-ranging exploration, Kagan and Snidman conclude that these two temperaments are the result of inherited biologies probably rooted in the differential excitability of particular brain structures. Though the authors appreciate that temperamental tendencies can be modified by experience, this compelling work--an empirical and conceptual tour-de-force--shows how long the shadow of temperament is cast over psychological development.
Categories: Psychology

The long shadow of a dream

The long shadow of a dream

The path, which was parched by the sun, was now darkened by the long shadow of the large trees and stones on the barely visible path, and by the large dim areas scattered a little everywhere around her. There was only darkess and the ...

Author: Roberta Mezzabarba

Publisher: Tektime

ISBN: 9788835412816

Category: Drama

Page: 324

View: 440

The night that Greta thought of the opportunity to turn her life around, a strong and icy wind from the north was lashing the sea, she could still remember it. she made her mind up: she was going to run away. Thus begins ”The long shadow of a dream”, lives intertwining, pride, recurring stories, emotions and passions… destinies. Greta is a girl who decides to take her life in her hands but then realizes that she has never really broken away from her native land; she understands that a wound to be truly healed must be painfully cleaned up to get to the heart of the problem. You need to go to hell and back in order to see the sky again. Of course, nothing will ever be the same again, but this is the way to go if you want to live and not exist. These are the strengths of this novel, it is well-structured, and easy to read. A romantic novel which is not too romantic. It conceals countless ideas which are open to a number of interpretations, but which is above all the analysis of a man seen as a human being, at the mercy of an unpredictable life. PUBLISHER: TEKTIME
Categories: Drama