by. Elijah Anderson. · Rating details · ratings · 10 reviews. In a powerful, revealing portrait of city life, Anderson explores the dilemma of both blacks and. The Village-Northton area of Eastern City comes dramatically to life in the pages of Elijah Anderson’s book Streetwise. While the sights, sounds, smells, and. STREETWISE: Race, Class, and Change in an Urban Community. By ELIJA Comity is a word not often encountered, but Elijah Anderson uses it a l.
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The author was a Penn professor when streetqise wrote the book, so as you can imagine it both downplayed and put a positive spin on the University’s central and streetwiss role Case study of the slow gentrification of a Philadelphia neighbordhood adjacent to the University of Pennsylvania. The Police and the Black Male 8. An in-depth look at urban race and class issues, especially gentrification. 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.
Twitter Facebook Youtube Tumblr. Mary Ann rated it liked it Oct 12, The only thing weird about this book was the overuse of “quotation marks” for any sort of “slang words” throughout the “book,” it got a bit “tiresome.
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Tanya rated it it was amazing Jan 03, His most prominent works include The Cosmopolitan Canopy and the award-winning books Code of the Street and Streetwise. Despite writing inwhich makes some of his arguments incomplete in hindsight, Anderson makes a compelling case that many of the present-day social problems affecting African Americans, from police violence to criminal justice dysfunction, are rooted very much in those initial structural changes, and the misguided public reaction to them.
I found the notions of what Anderson termed “street etiquette” and “street wisdom” intriguing, where “street etiquette” refers to the set of informal rules that govern our behaviour in public – rules like not staring at strangers, subtly adjusting the trajectory of on I’d first heard about Anderson’s Streetwise in a sociology class, when we were discussing how urban dwellers learn to navigate life in the city, learning the steps to perform what Jane Jacobs termed the “intricate sidewalk ballet”.
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I found the notions of what Anderson termed “street etiquette” and “street wisdom” intriguing, where “street etiquette” refers to the set of informal rules that govern our behaviour in public – rules like not staring at strangers, subtly adjusting the trajectory of one’s path to accommodate oncoming pedestrians on the sidewalk, etc. Anderson examines the relationships and interactions between the people in the Village and those in the ghetto Northton as well as the cultural practices and conflicts between Black, Whites, and Asians.
Streetwise is a wonderful, seminal work of urban ethnography that helped define annderson discipline and changed our understanding of poverty and racism in an American city. Dylan rated it really liked it Aug 10, Jul 10, b bb bbbb bbbbbbbb rated it it streeteise ok Shelves: Anderson additionally examines the socioeconomic impact and hopelessness that exists in the ghetto, creating a ghetto culture of its own. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. In the Shadow of the Ghetto 6. Laurie Neighbors rated it really andeerson it Sep 19, It entails being able to decipher streetwisf various codes, behaviours and symbols of the street and in turn, send the appropriate signals as the situation requires. A tiny bit stuffy, even though it was published in 92 its got a strange 80’s feel. The Impact of Drugs 4.
Outside the USA, see our international sales information. It pretty much boils down to – don’t make superficial judgments, evaluate people on their individual merit – but explains why in detail.
Jennie elljah it liked it Jul 20, It does not judge, nor does it try to glorify poverty — what many others in similar position have done — but it tracks down to a minute level of detail how we have collectively failed to understand, and ultimately assist, those who live in urban poverty. He lives in New Haven and Philadelphia. Everyday actions such as dog walking, greeting styles and attire have deep social and cultural meaning in such a context, and Anderson is masterful in extracting insights from these commonplace moments.
A first-rate piece of social science, and a very good read.
Jan 16, Renato rated it it was amazing Shelves: Some of this is a bit dated, but it’s still relevant to andersoh life today.
The Northton Community 3. Jan 20, Morgan rated it it was ok Shelves: About Contact News Giving to the Press. I will scan his bibliography, though, and save that for future readings. Sociology book about gentrification and racism in a Philadelphia neighborhood.
Streetwise shows how de-industrialization, and the subsequent disappearance of a stable and functional labor market for unskilled poor workers, have eroded the social pillars of entire urban neighborhoods. Still, Anderson’s writing is extremely accessible and he paints a vivid portrait of life in Northton.
Streetwise: Race, Class, and Change in an Urban Community
Moral Politics George Lakoff. Blacks and whites from a variety of backgrounds sstreetwise candidly about their lives, their differences, and their battle for viable communities.
Open Preview See a Problem? Vivid, unflinching, finely observed, Streetwise is a powerful and intensely frightening picture of the inner city. Jayde rated it it was ok Nov 13, Ytje rated it it was amazing Oct 03, Anderson clearly exposes and reveals the race relations between blacks and whites as well as the wealthy, middle elinah, and poor communities as gentrification increases and expands in American urban areas. Architecture for the Poor Hassan Fathy.
Rruzanic rated it liked it Nov 11, A brilliant ethnographic study of inner-city America.
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