Streetwise: Race, Class, and Change in an Urban Community

Streetwise: Race, Class, and Change in an Urban Community

by Elijah Anderson

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Streetwise: Race, Class, and Change in an Urban Community by Elijah Anderson

In a powerful, revealing portrait of city life, Anderson explores the dilemma of both blacks and whites, the underclass and the middle class, caught up in the new struggle not only for common ground—prime real estate in a racially changing neighborhood—but for shared moral community. Blacks and whites from a variety of backgrounds speak candidly about their lives, their differences, and their battle for viable communities.

"The sharpness of his observations and the simple clarity of his prose recommend his book far beyond an academic audience. Vivid, unflinching, finely observed, Streetwise is a powerful and intensely frightening picture of the inner city."—Tamar Jacoby, New York Times Book Review

"The book is without peer in the urban sociology literature. . . . A first-rate piece of social science, and a very good read."—Glenn C. Loury, Washington Times

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780226018164
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 11/28/1992
Edition description: 1
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Elijah Anderson is the William K. Lanman Professor of Sociology and the Director of the Yale Urban Ethnography Project at Yale University. He is the author of Code of the Street and Streetwise: Race, Class, and Change in an Urban Community, the latter published by the University of Chicago Press.

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