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A Place on the Corner (Fieldwork Encounters and Discoveries)

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"Anderson is the consummate participant-observer..."—William Foote Whyte, author of Street Corner Society

This paperback edition of A Place on the Corner marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of Elijah Anderson's sociological classic, a study of street corner life at a local barroom/liquor store located in the ghetto on Chicago's South Side. Anderson returned night after night, month after month, to gain a deeper understanding of the people he met, vividly depicting how they created - and recreated - their local stratification system. In addition, Anderson introduces key sociological concepts, including "the extended primary group" and "being down." The new preface and appendix in this edition expand on Anderson's original work, telling the intriguing story of how he went about his field work among the men who frequented Jelly's corner.

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This paperback edition of A Place on the Corner marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of Elijah Anderson's sociological classic, a study of street corner life at a local barroom/liquor store located in the ghetto on Chicago's South Side. Anderson returned night after night, month after month, to gain a deeper understanding of the people he met, vividly depicting how they createdand recreatedtheir local stratification system. In addition, Anderson introduces key sociological concepts, including "the extended primary group" and "being down." The new preface and appendix in this edition expand on Anderson's original work, telling the intriguing story of how he went about his field work among the men who frequented Jelly's corner.

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 to the Second Edition

Preface

1. The Setting

2. The Elaboration of Primary Ties and Personal Identities

3. The Regulars

4. The Wineheads

5. The Hoodlums

6. Social Order and Sociability

7. Conclusion

Notes

Bibliography

Appendix - Jelly's Place: An Ethnographic Memoir

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226019598
Author:
Anderson, Elijah
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago
Subject:
Chicago
Subject:
Poverty
Subject:
Social classes
Subject:
Small groups
Subject:
Social status
Subject:
Participant observation.
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Sociology-Poverty
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Fieldwork Encounters and Discoveries
Series Volume:
no. 7
Publication Date:
20031031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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This paperback edition of A Place on the Corner marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of Elijah Anderson's sociological classic, a study of street corner life at a local barroom/liquor store located in the ghetto on Chicago's South Side. Anderson returned night after night, month after month, to gain a deeper understanding of the people he met, vividly depicting how they createdand recreatedtheir local stratification system. In addition, Anderson introduces key sociological concepts, including "the extended primary group" and "being down." The new preface and appendix in this edition expand on Anderson's original work, telling the intriguing story of how he went about his field work among the men who frequented Jelly's corner.
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