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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Streetwise: Race, Class, and Change in an Urban Community by Elijah Anderson
Dylan rated it really liked it Aug 10, 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.
Oct 22, Keerthi rated it it was ok. Some of this is a bit dated, but it’s still relevant to urban life today. Doesn’t appear sympathetic to fear of sexual assault and coping strategies to avoid it. 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.
No trivia or quizzes yet. There wasn’t a lot I didn’t already know, or assume, but I guess it was nice to have those assumptions validated and reinforced. The Black Male in Public 7.
The Police and the Black Male elija. Anderson also exposes the relationship between the blacks and the police as well as the different types street etiquette that exist within various neighborhoods.
Set in Philadelphia but could be any major city. The Northton Community 3. His most prominent works include The Cosmopolitan Canopy and the award-winning streetise Code of the Street and Streetwise.
Jan 16, Renato rated it it was amazing Shelves: Amber rated it really liked it Dec 18, Streetwise is a wonderful, seminal work of urban ethnography that helped define the discipline and changed our understanding of poverty and strsetwise in an American city.
Case study of the slow gentrification of streetwwise Philadelphia neighbordhood adjacent to the University of Pennsylvania. 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 andersob dwellers learn to navigate life in the city, learning the steps to perform what Jane Jacobs termed the “intricate sidewalk ballet”.
Elijah Anderson holds the William K.
Streetwise: Race, Class, and Change in an Urban Community
Yea rated it really liked it Apr 16, Maybe its what sociologists do, but you get the impression people were talking candidly with the author without knowing they were the subject of a study and their lengthy comments would be published verbatim.
There’s firsthand accounts by the community members that don’t really add much to the book; but I did eiljah the way gender, race, and class distinctions are sharply investigated and deconstructed here. Jan 20, Morgan rated it it was ok Shelves: 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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Refresh and try again. The author was a Penn professor when he wrote the book, so as you can imagine it both downplayed and put a positive spin on the University’s central and controversial role in the inevitable gentrification.
Rruzanic rated it liked it Nov 11, Vivid, unflinching, finely observed, Streetwise is a powerful and intensely frightening picture of the inner city. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. It pretty much boils down to – don’t make superficial judgments, evaluate people on their individual merit – but explains why in detail. ajderson
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All that was a very lengthy introduction to give context as to why I’d picked up Streetwise in the first place and why I was steeetwise to read it. Thanks for telling us snderson the problem.
Jul 10, b bb bbbb bbbbbbbb rated it it was ok Shelves: Open Preview See a Problem? Blacks and whites from a variety of backgrounds speak candidly about their lives, their differences, and their battle for viable communities.