Synopses & Reviews
Elijah Anderson, called "one of our best urban ethnographers" by the , introduces the concept of the "cosmopolitan canopy": the urban islands of civility amid segregated ghettos, suburbs, and ethnic enclaves.
"Fascinating sociology and people-watching at its profound best." Booklist
"Anderson's nuanced treatment of 'the social dynamics of racial inequality' and his precise observations . . . offer immediate pleasure." Publishers Weekly
"Vintage Elijah Anderson--original, creative, engaging, and thought-provoking . . . . This book is a must-read." William Julius Wilson, Harvard University
"The most important book on race relations in many years." Randall Collins, president, American Sociological Association
An acclaimed sociologist illuminates the public life of an American city, offering a major reinterpretation of the racial dynamics in America.
About the Author
Elijah Anderson holds the William K. Lanman, Jr. Professorship in Sociology at Yale University, where he teaches and directs the Urban Ethnography Project. His most prominent works include the award-winning books Code of the Street and Streetwise. He lives in New Haven and Philadelphia.