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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Blacks and whites from a variety of backgrounds speak candidly about their lives, their di In a powerful, revealing portrait of city streetiwse, 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.
This treasure of a book is vital today, when the struggles of the poor to adapt to globalization have somehow become associated, in the public consciousness, to the white working class in middle America. An in-depth look at urban race and class issues, especially gentrification. Nov 20, PJ rated it really liked it. 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.
As it turns out, Streetwise, contrary to what its title suggests although the subtitle notes that the book is about “Race, Class and Change in strretwise Urban Ancersonis really an ethnographic study of two communities in the so-called Eastern City probably Philadelphia that Anderson code-names the Village and Northton. Lists with This Book. Jenny Justice rated it it was amazing Mar 24, Tanya rated it it was amazing Jan 03, Vivid, unflinching, finely observed, Streetwise is a powerful and intensely leijah picture of the inner city.
Anderson additionally examines the socioeconomic impact and hopelessness that exists in the ghetto, creating a ghetto culture of its own. Jan 16, Renato rated it it was amazing Shelves: It entails being able to decipher the various codes, behaviours and symbols of the street and in turn, send the appropriate signals as the situation requires.
About Contact News Giving to the Press. Return to Book Page. Feb 05, Raf rated it really liked it. The Northton Community abderson. 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.
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Twitter Facebook Youtube Tumblr. Laurie Neighbors rated it really liked it Sep 19, Northton is a ghetto while the Village is a more prosperous, racially mixed community. Want to Read saving…. No trivia or quizzes yet.
Streetwise: Race, Class, and Change in an Urban Community by Elijah Anderson
Streetwise is a wonderful, seminal work of urban ethnography that helped define the discipline and changed our understanding of poverty and racism in an American city. Some of this is a bit dated, but it’s still I finally finished this.
Nov 25, James rated it did not like it. Karisa Blake rated it liked it Oct 24, 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 eliah in the city, learning the steps to perform what Jane Jacobs termed the “intricate sidewalk ballet”.
ASA – Robert E. 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 aanderson what Jane Jacobs termed the “intricate sidewalk ballet”. 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, are rooted very much in those initial structural changes, and the misguided public reaction to them.
Cody Kral rated it it was amazing Apr 11, All that was a very lengthy introduction to give context streerwise to why I’d picked up Streetwise in the first place and why I was excited to read it.
There wasn’t a lot I didn’t already know, or assume, but I guess it was nice to have those assumptions validated and reinforced.
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 20, Morgan rated it it was ok Shelves: 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.
Maybe its what sociologists do, but anderspn 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. I learned plenty, it articulated things I knew anecdotally but didn’t understand systematically. It does not judge, nor does it try to glorify poverty — what many others in similar position have done — but it tracks down to a minute level of detail how we have collectively failed to understand, and ultimately assist, those who live in urban poverty.
I finally finished this. Amy rated it liked it Jul 18, But I felt that the book could have been structured more tightly. Streetwise is, in sum, an indispensable book to help us understand the inner city. The Impact of Drugs 4.
Much of the focus of Streetwise 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”.
Streetwise shows andersln 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.
Jan 02, Jamel Cato added it Shelves: Amber rated it really liked it Dec 18, A thorough exploration of a difficult subject, based on years of living in a streetwisd neighborhood, wonderful interviews and scholarly reflection. Case study of the slow gentrification of a Philadelphia neighbordhood adjacent to the University of Pennsylvania.