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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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. I will scan his bibliography, though, and anderon that for future readings. Jorji Abalde rated it it was amazing Jul 13, Paperbackpages.

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Vivid, unflinching, finely observed, Streetwise is a powerful and intensely frightening picture of the inner city. The Black Male in Public 7. Jennie rated it liked it Jul 20, A thorough exploration of a difficult subject, based on years of living in a transitional neighborhood, wonderful interviews and scholarly reflection.


Still, Anderson’s writing is extremely accessible and he paints a vivid portrait of life in Northton.


Architecture for the Poor Hassan Fathy. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Case study of the slow gentrification of a Philadelphia neighbordhood adjacent to the University of Pennsylvania. It does not judge, elijqh 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.

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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. Elijah Anderson holds the William K. Blacks and whites from a variety of backgrounds speak candidly about their lives, their differences, and their battle for viable communities.

Laurie Andrrson rated it really liked it Sep 19, Andwrson tiny bit stuffy, even though it was published in 92 its got a strange 80’s feel.

It shouldn’t have taken me this long, but sociological nonfiction studies are not my preferred genre. Anderson additionally examines the socioeconomic impact and hopelessness that exists in the ghetto, creating a ghetto culture of its own.

Karisa Blake rated it liked it Oct 24, Streetwise is, in sum, an indispensable book to help us understand the inner city.

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

Sociology book about gentrification and racism in a Philadelphia neighborhood. Some of this is a bit dated, but it’s still relevant to urban life today. Refresh and try again. Return to Book Page. 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.

Jenny Justice rated it it was amazing Mar 24, Feb 05, Raf rated it really liked it. There are no discussion topics on anderskn book yet. In the Shadow of the Ghetto 6.

Blacks and whites from a variety of backgrounds speak candidly about their lives, their di 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.

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