Code of the Street
Decency, Violence and the Moral Life of the Inner City
By (author) Elijah Anderson
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Code of the Street by Elijah Anderson
Book DescriptionInner-city black America is often stereotyped as a place of random violence, but in fact, violence in the inner city is regulated through an informal but well-known code of the street. This unwritten set of rules-based largely on an individual's ability to command respect-is a powerful and pervasive form of etiquette, governing the way in which people learn to negotiate public spaces. Elijah Anderson's incisive book delineates the code and examines it as a response to the lack of jobs that pay a living wage, to the stigma of race, to rampant drug use, to alienation and lack of hope.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393320787
(211mm x 140mm x 22mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 4-Jul-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Elijah Anderson
Cosmopolitan Canopy, Paperback (June 2012)
An acclaimed sociologist illuminates the public life of an American city, offering a major reinterpretation of the racial dynamics in America.
Place on the Corner, Paperback (May 2004)View all books by Elijah Anderson
This edition marks the 25th anniversary of Elijah Anderson's classic study of street life among a gang of people congregating around a bar called "Jelly's" on Chicago's South Side.
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Author Biography - Elijah Anderson
Elijah Anderson holds the William K. Lanman, Jr. Professorship in Sociology at Yale University, where he teaches and directs the Urban Ethnography Project. His most prominent works include the award-winning books Code of the Street and Streetwise. He lives in New Haven and Philadelphia.
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