Civility In The City / Edition 1

Civility In The City / Edition 1

by Jennifer Lee
     
 

Hollywood and the news media have repeatedly depicted the inner-city retail store as a scene of racial conflict and acrimony. Civility in the City uncovers a quite different story. Jennifer Lee examines the relationships between African American, Jewish, and Korean merchants and their black customers in New York and Philadelphia, and shows that, in fact, socialSee more details below

Overview

Hollywood and the news media have repeatedly depicted the inner-city retail store as a scene of racial conflict and acrimony. Civility in the City uncovers a quite different story. Jennifer Lee examines the relationships between African American, Jewish, and Korean merchants and their black customers in New York and Philadelphia, and shows that, in fact, social order, routine, and civility are the norm.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674018440
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
02/01/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
0.60(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

1. Introduction

2. The Ghetto Merchant Yesterday and Today

3. The Significance of Small Business and the Nature of the Niche

4. Life on the Street: The Everyday Encounters between Blacks, Jews, and Koreans

5. How Race Polarizes Interactions: Cultural Brokers and the Meaning of Black

6. The Coethnic Disadvantage of Serving Your Own

7. From Civility to Conflict: Individualism, Opportunity, and Group Position

8. Shopping While Black: Symbolic Racism or the Same Old Racism?

9. Conclusion: Forging a Culture of Reciprocity and Respect

Appendix: Notes on Methodology and Tales from the Field

Notes

Index

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