by. Elijah Anderson. · Rating details · ratings · 10 reviews. In a powerful, revealing portrait of city life, Anderson explores the dilemma of both blacks and. The Village-Northton area of Eastern City comes dramatically to life in the pages of Elijah Anderson’s book Streetwise. While the sights, sounds, smells, and. STREETWISE: Race, Class, and Change in an Urban Community. By ELIJA Comity is a word not often encountered, but Elijah Anderson uses it a l.
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Jan 02, Jamel Cato added it Shelves: Anderson additionally examines the socioeconomic impact and hopelessness that exists in t Anderson clearly exposes and reveals the race relations between blacks and whites as well as the wealthy, middle class, and poor communities as gentrification increases and expands in American urban areas.
Everyday actions such as dog walking, greeting styles and attire have deep social and cultural meaning in such a context, and Anderson is masterful in extracting insights from these commonplace moments.
Blacks and whites from a variety of backgrounds speak candidly about their lives, their differences, and their battle for viable communities. Jan 16, Renato rated it it was amazing Shelves: I found the notions of what Anderson termed “street etiquette” and “street wisdom” intriguing, where “street etiquette” refers to the set of informal rules that govern our behaviour in public – rules like not staring at strangers, subtly adjusting the trajectory of on I’d first heard about Anderson’s Streetwise in a sociology class, when we were discussing how urban dwellers learn to navigate life in the city, learning the steps to perform what Jane Jacobs termed the “intricate sidewalk ballet”.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. Betty rated it it was amazing Feb 04, The Impact of Drugs 4. Each chapter in the book seemed to stand on its own when tighter links could have been drawn between the chapters; after all, the issues they deal with – drugs, sex codes and family life, security concerns, etc – are interlinked.
Rruzanic rated it liked it Nov 11, Anderson examines the relationships and interactions between the people in the Village and those in the ghetto Northton as well as the cultural practices and conflicts between Black, Whites, and Asians.
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University of Chicago Press: In the Shadow of the Ghetto 6. Streetwise shows how de-industrialization, and the subsequent disappearance of a stable and functional labor market for unskilled poor workers, have eroded the social pillars of entire urban neighborhoods. ASA – Robert E. Jennie rated it liked it Jul 20, The author was a Penn professor when he wrote the book, so as you can imagine it both downplayed and put a positive spin on the University’s central and controversial role Case study of the slow gentrification of a Philadelphia neighbordhood adjacent to the University of Pennsylvania.
Architecture for the Poor Hassan Fathy. I finally finished this.
As it turns out, Streetwise, contrary to what its title suggests although the subtitle notes stretewise the book is about “Race, Class and Change in an Urban Community”is really an ethnographic study of two communities in the so-called Eastern City probably Philadelphia that Anderson code-names the Village and Northton. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Yea rated it really liked it Apr 16, Jenny Justice rated it it was amazing Mar 24, Nov 20, Anddrson rated it really liked it.
Streetwise is a wonderful, seminal work of urban ethnography that helped define the discipline and streetwlse our understanding of poverty and racism in an American city.
Still, Anderson’s writing is extremely accessible and he paints a vivid portrait of life in Northton. The Village Setting 2.
Streetwise: Race, Class, and Change in an Urban Community
As a Philadelphia native and one-time resident of this neighborhood, I found the book factually interesting, but inaccurate or silent on a number of important factors that stared non-academics in the face everday. I learned plenty, it articulated things I knew anecdotally but didn’t understand systematically.
It entails being able to decipher the various codes, behaviours and elljah of the street andersson in turn, send the appropriate signals as the situation requires. Refresh and try again. Northton is a ghetto while the Village is a more prosperous, racially mixed community.
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An in-depth look at urban race and class issues, especially gentrification. It shouldn’t have taken me this long, but sociological nonfiction studies are not my preferred genre.
Streetwise explores the different facets of life in Village-Northton – the changing demographics of the two neighbourhoods, the impact xtreetwise drugs in the Northton ghetto, sex, family and public safety, etc; one chapter of the book is devoted to the topic of street etiquette and syreetwise wisdom.
But I felt that the book could have been structured more tightly. A first-rate piece of social science, and a very good read. 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. Maybe its what sociologists sfreetwise, but you get the impression people were talking candidly with the author without knowing they were the subject of a study and their lengthy comments would be published verbatim. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. There wasn’t a lot I didn’t already know, or assume, but I andeerson it was nice to have those assumptions validated and reinforced.
Amy rated it liked it Jul 18, Not bad for a dumpster score. Jan 20, Morgan rated it it was ok Shelves: You may purchase this title at these fine bookstores.
Anderson anderdon examines the socioeconomic impact and hopelessness that exists in the ghetto, creating a ghetto culture of its own. I will scan his bibliography, though, and save that for future readings.