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Streetwise: Race, Class, and Change in an Urban Community

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In a powerful, revealing portrait of city life, Anderson explores the dilemma of both blacks and whites, the underclass and the middle class, caught up in the new struggle not only for common ground—prime real estate in a racially changing neighborhood—but for shared moral community. Blacks and whites from a variety of backgrounds speak candidly about their lives, their differences, and their battle for viable communities.

"The sharpness of his observations and the simple clarity of his prose recommend his book far beyond an academic audience. Vivid, unflinching, finely observed, Streetwise is a powerful and intensely frightening picture of the inner city."—Tamar Jacoby, New York Times Book Review

"The book is without peer in the urban sociology literature. . . . A first-rate piece of social science, and a very good read."—Glenn C. Loury, Washington Times

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While this was conceived mainly as a book for train and trolley buffs, it does, by documenting the spread of mass transit through the LA basin, form a history of urban growth. The abundant photos are not entirely of rolling stock and track. A fascinating ethnographic study of a neighborhood where numerous races and types of people including the middle-class, young professionals, and the very poor, live in close proximity to each other. Anderson (sociology, U. Penn) works his analysis around interviews he collected from the neighborhood. He examines from these statements the tensions, stereotypes, and interactions of the residents of the community.
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In a powerful, revealing portrait of city life, Anderson explores the dilemma of both blacks and whites, the ghetto poor and middle class, caught up in the new struggle not only for common ground--prime real estate in a racially changing neighborhood--but for shared moral community.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-270) and index.

About the Author

Elijah Anderson is the William K. Lanman Professor of Sociology and the Director of the Yale Urban Ethnography Project at Yale University. He is the author of Code of the Street and Streetwise: Race, Class, and Change in an Urban Community, the latter published by the University of Chicago Press.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

1. The Village Setting

2. The Northton Community

3. The Impact of Drugs

4. Sex Codes and Family Life among Northton's Youth

5. In the Shadow of the Ghetto

6. The Black Male in Public

7. The Police and the Black Male

8. Street Etiquette and Street Wisdom

Conclusion

Appendix: Characteristics of the Village-Northton Area

References

Index

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Paul Hightower, August 21, 2008 (view all comments by Paul Hightower)
This is a great case study on Urban Sociolgy of a Major Eastern City that can still be related to in todays complex world
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780226018157
Author:
Anderson, Elijah
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
Economic Conditions
Subject:
Neighborhood
Subject:
Inner cities
Subject:
Gentrification
Subject:
Neighborhood -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
Subject:
Inner cities -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
Subject:
Gentrification -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
1405-A
Publication Date:
19920131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
283
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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