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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Anderson additionally examines the socioeconomic impact and hopelessness that exists in t Anderson clearly exposes and reveals the race relations between blacks and whites as well as the wealthy, middle class, and poor communities as gentrification increases and expands in American urban areas. Lists with This Book.
Streetwise: Race, Class, and Change in an Urban Community
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Nov 25, James rated it did not like it. 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”.
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.
Some of this is a bit dated, but it’s still I finally finished this. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Tanya rated it it was amazing Jan 03, Refresh and try again. The Impact of Drugs 4.
Blacks and whites from a variety of backgrounds speak candidly about their lives, their differences, and their battle for viable communities. The issues that Streetwise delve into are interesting – I found the streetwiwe on the impact of crack on the community, the addictiveness of crack and how rapidly it can wreak havoc on an individual and the community particularly vivid and affecting.
Monica Oliva rated it really liked it Jan 09, University of Chicago Press: Vivid, unflinching, finely observed, Streetwise is a powerful and intensely frightening picture of the inner city. Vivid, unflinching, finely observed, Streetwise is a powerful and intensely frightening picture of the inner city. Elijah Anderson holds the William K. 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.
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.
Streetwise: Race, Class, and Change in an Urban Community, Anderson
Betty rated it it was amazing Feb 04, Jan 20, Morgan rated it it was ok Shelves: I found the notions of what Anderson termed “street etiquette” and “street wisdom” intriguing, where “street etiquette” refers to the set of informal eljah 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. His most prominent works include The Cosmopolitan Canopy and the award-winning books Code of the Street and Streetwise.
Not bad for a etreetwise score. Jan 16, Renato rated it it was amazing Shelves: Doesn’t appear sympathetic to anderaon of sexual assault and coping strategies to avoid it. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Bernarda Lucija rated it really liked it Sep 16, As a Ekijah native and one-time resident of this neighborhood, I found the book factually interesting, but inaccurate or silent on a number of important factors that stared non-academics in the face everday.
Blacks and whites from a variety of backgrounds speak candidly about their lives, their differences, and their battle for viable communities. Streetwise is, in sum, an indispensable book to help us understand the inner city.
Jennie rated it liked it Jul 20, Cody Kral rated it it was amazing Apr 11, A tiny bit stuffy, even though it was published in 92 its got a strange 80’s feel. In the Shadow of the Ghetto 6. Jul 10, b bb bbbb bbbbbbbb rated it it was ok Shelves: For more information, or to order this book, please visit https: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Mary Ann rated it liked it Oct 12, Some of this is a bit dated, but it’s still relevant to urban life today.
Northton is a ghetto while the Village is a more prosperous, racially mixed community.
Sociology book about gentrification and racism in a Philadelphia neighborhood. Nov 20, PJ rated it really liked it. ASA – Robert E. Where Streetwise differentiates itself from most other ajderson 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.
A brilliant ethnographic study of inner-city America. Jorji Abalde rated it it was amazing Jul 13, Return to Book Page. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
But I felt that the book could have been structured more tightly. It entails being able to decipher the various codes, behaviours and symbols of the street and in turn, send the appropriate signals as the situation requires. There’s firsthand accounts by the community members that don’t really add much to the book; but I did like the way gender, race, and class distinctions are sharply investigated and deconstructed here.
Each chapter in the book seemed to stand on its own when tighter links could have been drawn between the chapters; after all, the issues they deal with – drugs, sex codes and family life, security concerns, etc – are interlinked.