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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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. To ask other readers questions about Streetwiseplease sign up.
Dylan streetwlse it really liked ztreetwise Aug 10, Set in Philadelphia but could be any major city. Cody Kral rated it it was amazing Apr 11, 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 one’s path to accommodate oncoming pedestrians on the sidewalk, etc.
Some of this is a bit dated, but it’s still I finally finished this. Jennie rated it liked it Jul 20, 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.
Architecture for the Poor Hassan Fathy. 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.
Jayde rated it it was ok Nov 13, Nov 25, James rated it did not like it.
Streetwise: Race, Class, and Change in an Urban Community, Anderson
Rruzanic rated it liked it Nov 11, Anderson reveals how real estate and property values impact communities once black people “move in” as well as the injustice that occurs within real estate markets that utilize the black culture as a means to make financial decisions.
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 and street wisdom.
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”.
The Impact of Drugs 4. I finally finished this. University of Chicago Press: 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”.
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. Jan 16, Renato rated it it was amazing Shelves: Paperbackpages. An in-depth look at urban race and class issues, especially gentrification. Anderson additionally examines the socioeconomic impact and hopelessness that exists in the ghetto, creating a ghetto culture of its own.
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.
Karisa Blake rated it liked it Oct 24, No trivia or quizzes yet. Twitter Facebook Youtube Tumblr. Northton is a ghetto while the Village is a more prosperous, racially mixed community. There’s firsthand accounts by the community members that don’t really add much to the book; but I did like the way gender, race, and class distinctions are sharply investigated and deconstructed here.
Moral Politics George Lakoff. In the Shadow of the Ghetto 6. I learned plenty, it articulated things I knew streeywise but didn’t understand systematically.
Sep 07, Rafael Suleiman rated it really liked it. It entails eljah able to decipher the various codes, behaviours and symbols of the street and in turn, send the appropriate signals as the situation requires.
Streetwise: Race, Class, and Change in an Urban Community
ASA – Robert E. I will scan his bibliography, though, and save that for future readings. Feb 05, Raf rated it strdetwise liked it. 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 in the inevitable gentrification.
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I’d first heard about Anderson’s Streetwise in a sociology class, when we were discussing how urban dwellers learn to navigate life flijah the city, learning the steps to perform what Jane Jacobs termed the “intricate sidewalk ballet”. Books by Elijah Anderson. Streeteise rated it it was amazing Feb 04, 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.
Nov 20, PJ rated it really liked it. Anderson examines the relationships and interactions between the people in the Village and those in the ghetto Northton streeetwise well as the cultural practices and conflicts between Black, Whites, and Asians. The Police and the Black Male 8.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Case study of the slow gentrification of a Philadelphia neighbordhood adjacent to the University of Pennsylvania.