Sidewalk. Mitchell Duneier, Author, Ovie Carter, Photographer Farrar Straus Duneier infiltrated a stretch of lower Sixth Avenue frequented by scavengers. An exceptional ethnography marked by clarity and candor, Sidewalk takes us Duneier spent five years with these individuals, and in Sidewalk he argues that. Sociologist Duneier, author of Slim’s Table, offers an accessible and Duneier spent five years with these individuals, and in Sidewalk he argues that, contrary.

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A Scene from Jane Street. An important study of the heart and mind of the street, Sidewalk also features an insightful afterword by longtime book vendor Hakim Hasan. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Macmillan- Social Science – pages. Shows how ethnography works; includes a detailed methodological appendix and an afterword by research subject Hakim Hasan.

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Media reporter, reviewer, producer, sidewa,k booker, blogger. Sociologist Duneier, author of Slim’s Table, offers an accessible and compelling group isdewalk of several poor black men who make their livelihoods on the sidewalks of Greenwich Village selling secondhand goods, panhandling, and scavenging books and magazines.

Duneier spent five years with these individuals, and in Sidewalk he argues that, contrary to the opinion of various city officials, they actually contribute significantly to the order and well-being of the Village.

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Breaking down disciplinary boundaries, Sidewalk shows how books and magazines are received and interpreted in discussions among working-class people on the sidewalk; dueier shows how sidwwalk knowledge is deployed by vendors and scavengers to generate subsistence in public space. Duneier spent five years with these individuals, and in Sidewalk he argues that, contrary to the opinion of various city officials, they actually contribute significantly to the order and well-being of the Village.

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Some in the neighborhood accept them as part of the scene, more view them as a threat to the quality of life of the area and a magnet for crime. Macmillan- Social Science – pages. Sidewalk is an excellent supplementary text for a range of courses: Sociologist Duneier, author of Slim’s Table, Why this is so involves an intricate pas de deux between the street people and residents.

They are not an aimless gathering of down-and-outers, but a complex world of norms and self-regulation, of variegated attitudes and self-images. In this, he is ably assisted by the numerous photographs by Pulitzer-winner Ovie Carter illustrating sideewalk people, places, and predicaments of which Duneier writes. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts.

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Still they rankle and are often the object of police harassment and government sanctions. Asks how public space is used and contested by men and women, blacks and whites, rich and poor, and how street life and political economy interact.

Afterword by Hakim Hasan. Untangles race, class, and gender as they work together on the street.

Because the street people urinate in the street, local merchants assume they are not the type of people to be allowed into their establishments. Underlying all of this, Duneier argues carefully, is the fear of black men in social spaces.

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By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Selected pages Table of Contents. There was a problem adding aidewalk email address. Respectability and Masculinity, constructs a duneief study of the lives of impoverished street vendors in New York’s Greenwich Be the first to discover new talent!

Sidewalk Mitchell Duneier Limited preview – The sellers are mostly black men; many are homeless, drug addicts, alcoholics. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Selected pages Title Page. An important study of the heart and mind of the street, Sidewalk also features an insightful afterword by longtime book vendor Hakim Hasan. Any dunieer along Sixth Avenue in the Village, rows of tables congest the sidewalk, piled with reading material for saleā€”from new books to old magazines retrieved from Dumpsters.

Closely examines the connections between formal and informal systems of social control.

Sidewalk demonstrates the connections between culture and human agency and innovation; it interrogates distinctions between legitimate subcultures and deviant collectivities; it illustrates conflicts over cultural diversity in public space; and, ultimately, it shows how conflicts over meaning are central to social life.

Respectability and Masculinity, constructs a nuanced study of the lives of impoverished street vendors in New York’s Greenwich Sociologist Duneier, author of Slim’s Tableoffers an accessible and compelling group portrait of several poor black men who make their livelihoods on the sidewalks of Greenwich Village selling secondhand goods, panhandling, and scavenging books and magazines. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

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