Code of the Street: Decency, Violence, and the Moral Life of the Inner City

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W. W. Norton & Company, 17 sept 2000 - 352 páginas
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Unsparing and important. . . . An informative, clearheaded and sobering book.—Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post (1999 Critic's Choice)

Inner-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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I found this book while looking for something else. What a great find. I volunteer with two organizations which operate on the Southside of Chicago. I do have some 'street experience'. But this book ... Leer reseña completa

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This book was insightful in helping me understand why the social opposition identity paradigm is so important to those who live by the street code. Mr. Anderson does a tremendous job in detailing how ... Leer reseña completa

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Preface
9
Introduction Down Germantown Avenue
15
Decent and Street Families
35
Campaigning for Respect
66
Drugs Violence and Street Crime
107
The Mating Game
142
The Decent Daddy
179
The Black InnerCity Grandmother in Transition
206
John Turners Story
237
Looking for Mr Johnson
290
Notes
326
Bibliography
333
Index
343
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Sobre el autor (2000)

Elijah Anderson is Sterling Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at Yale University. 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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