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Slim's Table: Race, Respectability, and Masculinity / Edition 2
     

Slim's Table: Race, Respectability, and Masculinity / Edition 2

by Mitchell Duneier, Ovie Carter
 

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ISBN-10: 0226170314

ISBN-13: 9780226170312

Pub. Date: 05/28/1994

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

At the Valois "See Your Food" cafeteria on Chicago's South Side, black and white men gather over cups of coffee and steam-table food. Mitchell Duneier, a sociologist, spent four years at the Valois writing this moving profile of the black men who congregate at "Slim's Table." Praised as "a marvelous study of those who should not be forgotten" by the Wall Street

Overview

At the Valois "See Your Food" cafeteria on Chicago's South Side, black and white men gather over cups of coffee and steam-table food. Mitchell Duneier, a sociologist, spent four years at the Valois writing this moving profile of the black men who congregate at "Slim's Table." Praised as "a marvelous study of those who should not be forgotten" by the Wall Street Journal, Slim's Table helps demolish the narrow sociological picture of black men and simple media-reinforced stereotypes. In between is a "respectable" citizenry, too often ignored and little understood.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226170312
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
05/28/1994
Edition description:
1
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
475,576
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. One: The Caring Community
1. Slim and Bart
2. Black Men: Transcending Roles and Images
Pt. Two: The Moral Community
3. Valois as a "Black Metropolis"
4. The Standard of Respectability
Pt. Three: Membership in Society
5. Openness
6. The Need for Contact with Society
7. A Higher Self
Pt. Four: You're White, He's Black, I'm a Sociologist: Who's Innocent?
8. The Underclass and the Middle Class
9. The Stereotype of Blacks in Sociology and Journalism
10. Conclusion
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index

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