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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Despite writing inwhich makes some of his arguments incomplete in hindsight, Anderson makes a compelling case that many of the present-day social problems affecting African Americans, from police violence to criminal justice dysfunction, andersn rooted very much in those initial structural changes, and the misguided public reaction to them.

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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”.

I finally finished this. Elijah Anderson holds the William K.

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

Laurie Neighbors rated it really liked it Sep 19, Moral Politics George Lakoff. 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 streetwiee.

Much of stretwise focus of Dtreetwise is actually on Northton, with the Village making the odd cameo in the book after its appearance in Chapter 1 of the book titled “The Village Setting” and Chapter 5 “In the Shadow of the Ghetto”. About Contact News Giving to the Press.

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Streetwise is, in sum, an indispensable book to help us understand the inner city. Refresh and try again. Streetwise explores the different facets of life in Village-Northton – the changing demographics of the two neighbourhoods, the impact of drugs in the Northton ghetto, sex, family and public safety, etc; one chapter of the book is devoted to the topic of street etiquette naderson street wisdom. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Outside the USA, see our international sales information. Anderson reveals how real estate and property values impact communities once black people “move in” as well as the injustice that occurs aanderson real estate markets that utilize the black culture as a means to make financial decisions.

A first-rate piece of social science, and a very good read. In the Shadow of the Ghetto 6. Vivid, unflinching, finely observed, Streetwise is a powerful and intensely frightening picture of the inner city. Case study of the slow gentrification of a Philadelphia neighbordhood adjacent to the University of Pennsylvania.

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Bernarda Lucija rated it really liked it Sep 16, Amy rated it liked it Jul 18, I learned plenty, it articulated things I knew anecdotally but didn’t understand systematically. 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.

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”. Where Streetwise differentiates itself from most other works on poverty is that it is not so much interested in these big picture trends, but rather on how they impact day-to-day lives at the neighbourhood level, through social and cultural norms.

The only thing weird about this book was the overuse of “quotation marks” for any sort of “slang words” throughout the “book,” it got a bit “tiresome.

Jan 02, Jamel Cato added it Shelves: Feb 05, Raf rated it really liked it. Jayde rated it it was ok Nov 13, Amber rated it really liked it Dec 18, Monica Oliva rated it really liked it Jan 09, All that was a very lengthy introduction to give context as to why I’d picked up Streetwise in the first place and why I was excited to read it.

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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 streetise gentrification of a Philadelphia neighbordhood adjacent to the University of Pennsylvania.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Northton is a ghetto while the Village is a more prosperous, racially mixed community.

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.

The issues that Streetwise delve into are interesting – I found the discussion on the impact of crack on the community, the addictiveness of crack and how rapidly it can wreak havoc on an individual and the community particularly vivid and affecting.

Anderson clearly exposes and reveals the race relations between blacks and whites as well as the wealthy, middle class, and poor communities as gentrification qnderson and expands in American urban areas.

A first-rate piece of sttreetwise science, and a very good read.

Ytje rated it it was amazing Oct 03, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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. Mary Ann rated it liked it Oct 12, For more information, or to order this book, please visit https: A thorough exploration of a difficult subject, based on years of living in a transitional neighborhood, wonderful interviews and elijha reflection.

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