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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I found the notions of what Anderson termed “street etiquette” and “street wisdom” intriguing, where elijab etiquette” refers to the set of informal rules that govern our eelijah in public – rules like not staring at strangers, subtly adjusting the trajectory of one’s path to accommodate oncoming pedestrians on the sidewalk, etc.
He lives in New Haven and Philadelphia. Paperbackpages. The Village Setting 2. Still, Anderson’s writing is extremely accessible and he paints a vivid portrait of life in Northton.
Anderson additionally examines the socioeconomic impact and hopelessness that exists in the ghetto, creating a ghetto culture of its own. In the Shadow of the Ghetto 6. Streetwise is a wonderful, seminal work of urban ethnography that helped define the discipline and changed our understanding of poverty and racism in an American city. 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.
Ytje rated it it was amazing Oct andrrson, 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.
It shouldn’t have taken me this long, but sociological nonfiction studies are not my preferred genre. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
Architecture for the Poor Hassan Fathy. Northton is a ghetto while the Village is a more prosperous, racially mixed community. I will scan his bibliography, though, and save that for future readings. 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.
Anderson also exposes the relationship between the blacks and the police as well as the different types street etiquette that exist within various neighborhoods. Nov 20, PJ rated it really liked it. Jan 20, Morgan rated it it was ok Shelves: Where Streetwise differentiates itself from most other works on poverty is that it is not so much interested in these big picture trends, but rather on how they impact day-to-day lives at the neighbourhood level, through social and cultural norms.
I learned plenty, it articulated things I knew anecdotally but didn’t understand systematically. Twitter Facebook Youtube Tumblr.
Streetwise: Race, Class, and Change in an Urban Community
Want to Read saving…. Yea rated it really liked it Apr 16, 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.
Monica Oliva rated it really liked it Jan 09, Case study of the slow gentrification of a Philadelphia neighbordhood adjacent to the University of Pennsylvania.
Return etreetwise Book Page. Not bad for a dumpster score.
Dylan rated it really liked it Aug 10, Moral Politics George Lakoff. Open Preview See a Problem? As it turns out, Streetwise, contrary to what its title suggests although the subtitle notes that the book is about “Race, Class and Change in an Urban Community”is really an ethnographic study of two communities in the so-called Eastern City probably Philadelphia that Anderson code-names the Village and Northton. Blacks and whites from a variety of backgrounds speak candidly about their lives, their di 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.
University of Chicago Press: 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. The Impact of Drugs 4.
Mary Ann rated it liked it Oct 12, Streetwise is, in sum, an indispensable book to help us understand the inner city. A first-rate piece of social science, and a very good read. It pretty much boils down to – don’t make superficial judgments, evaluate people on their individual merit – but explains why in detail.
Each chapter in the book seemed to stand on its own when tighter links could have been drawn between the chapters; wnderson all, the issues they deal with – drugs, anderon codes and family life, security concerns, etc – are interlinked.
Streetwise: Race, Class, and Change in an Urban Community, Anderson
A thorough exploration of a difficult subject, based on years of living in a transitional neighborhood, wonderful interviews and scholarly reflection. Feb 05, Raf rated it really liked it. Vivid, unflinching, finely observed, Streetwise is a powerful and intensely frightening picture of the inner city. Jenny Justice rated it it was amazing Mar 24, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Jan 16, Renato rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jorji Abalde rated it it was amazing Jul 13, For andereon information, or to order this book, please visit https: A first-rate piece of social science, and a very good read.
A tiny bit stuffy, even though it was published in 92 its got a strange 80’s feel. Blacks and whites from a variety of backgrounds speak candidly about their lives, their differences, and their battle for viable communities.