Harlemworld: Doing Race and Class in Contemporary Black America / Edition 1 by John L. Jackson Jr. | 9780226389981 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Harlemworld: Doing Race and Class in Contemporary Black America / Edition 1

Harlemworld: Doing Race and Class in Contemporary Black America / Edition 1

by John L. Jackson Jr.
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226389987

ISBN-13: 9780226389981

Pub. Date: 12/28/2001

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Harlem is one of the most famous neighborhoods in the world—a historic symbol of both black cultural achievement and of the rigid boundaries separating the rich from the poor. But as this book shows us, Harlem is far more culturally and economically diverse than its caricature suggests: through extensive fieldwork and interviews, John L. Jackson reveals a

Overview

Harlem is one of the most famous neighborhoods in the world—a historic symbol of both black cultural achievement and of the rigid boundaries separating the rich from the poor. But as this book shows us, Harlem is far more culturally and economically diverse than its caricature suggests: through extensive fieldwork and interviews, John L. Jackson reveals a variety of social networks and class stratifications, and explores how African Americans interpret and perform different class identities in their everyday behavior.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226389981
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
12/28/2001
Edition description:
1
Pages:
299
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: Doing Harlem, Touring Harlemworld
1 Making Harlem Black: Race, Place, and History in "African Americans' Africa"
2 Class Histories and Class Theories in a Raceful Social World
3 Birthdays, Basketball, and Breaking Bread: Negotiating with Class in Contemporary Black America
4 Class(ed) Acts, or Class Is as Class Does
5 White Harlem: Toward the Performative Limits of Blackness
6 Cinematicus Ethnographicus: Race and Class in an Ethnographic Land of Make-Believe
Conclusion: Undoing Harlemworld
Notes
Index

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