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Sidewalk

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by Mitchell Duneier
 

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An exceptional ethnography marked by clarity and candor, Sidewalk takes us into the socio-cultural environment of those who, though often seen as threatening or unseemly, work day after day on "the blocks" of one of New York's most diverse neighborhoods. Sociologist Duneier, author of Slim's Table, offers an accessible and compelling group portrait of

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Sidewalk 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Duneier does a great job of telling how it is and what is really going on. He shines light on a group of people, which unlee you take the time ti know, are very misunderstood. He allows you to get to know the people and why they do what tehy do, the good and the bad. On the other hand Duneier is overly optimistic that the whole world will change after reading this book. He thinks that regulations that are in on street vendors will be changed for the better. He also hopes that people will be able to overlook the bad things these people are doing, to look at how these people are just trying to make a living.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The lives of people on the street are very interesting.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Having had to read this book for a sociology class my junior year, I was skeptical. I ended up not being able to put this book down. It really made me think twice about street vendors and sidewalk sleepers. Highly recommended!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Once again Duneier strikes that rare balance between sociologist and poet, his solid and serious research imparting weight and credibility to his words while his insightful prose breaths life and soul into his subjects. 'Sidewalk' is clearly the fulfillment of the promise Duneier first demonstrated as a writer in 1992's, 'Slim's Table.'