Harlemworld: Doing Race and Class in Contemporary Black America

Harlemworld: Doing Race and Class in Contemporary Black America

by John L. Jackson Jr.
     
 

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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

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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:
9780226390000
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
05/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
299
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

John L. Jackson Jr. is a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University's Society of Fellows.

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