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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Tanya rated it it was amazing Jan 03, Streetwise shows how de-industrialization, and the subsequent disappearance of a stable and functional labor market andersom unskilled poor workers, have eroded the social pillars of entire urban neighborhoods.
As it turns out, Sgreetwise, contrary to what its title suggests although the subtitle notes that the book is about “Race, Class and Change stdeetwise an Urban Community”is really an ethnographic study of two communities in the so-called Elijjah City probably Philadelphia that Anderson code-names the Village and Northton. 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 found the notions of what Anderson termed “street etiquette” and “street wisdom” intriguing, where “street etiquette” refers to the set of informal rules that streeteise 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.
For more information, or to order this book, please visit https: The Village Setting 2. Case study of the slow gentrification of a Philadelphia neighbordhood adjacent to the University of Pennsylvania.
Streetwise: Race, Class, and Change in an Urban Community, Anderson
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. But I felt that the book could have been structured more tightly.
A thorough exploration of a difficult subject, based on years of living in a transitional neighborhood, wonderful interviews and scholarly reflection. To ask other readers questions about Streetwiseplease sign up. Want to Read saving….
Anderson reveals how real estate and property values impact communities once black people “move in” as well as the injustice stteetwise occurs within real estate markets that utilize the black culture as a means to make financial decisions. Nov 20, PJ rated it really liked it. As a Philadelphia native and one-time resident of this neighborhood, I found the book factually interesting, but inaccurate or silent on a number of important factors that stared non-academics in the face everday.
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 elijzh learn to navigate life in the city, learning the steps to perform what Jane Jacobs termed the “intricate sidewalk ballet”.
Set in Philadelphia but could be any stdeetwise city. Vivid, unflinching, finely observed, Streetwise is a powerful and intensely frightening picture of the inner city. University of Chicago Press: I learned plenty, it articulated things I knew anecdotally but didn’t understand systematically. Preview — Streetwise by Elijah Anderson.
His most prominent works include The Cosmopolitan Canopy and the award-winning books Code of the Street and Streetwise. Moral Politics George Lakoff. The issues that Streetwise delve into are interesting – I found the discussion on the anderon 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.
Amy rated it liked it Jul 18, Return to Book Page. Yea rated it really liked it Apr 16, Nov 25, James rated it did not like it. Doesn’t appear sympathetic to fear of sexual assault and coping strategies to avoid it. Jan 02, Jamel Cato added it Shelves: 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.
Anderson additionally examines the socioeconomic impact and hopelessness that exists in the ghetto, creating a ghetto culture of its own. He lives in New Haven and Philadelphia.
Streetwise: Race, Class, and Change in an Urban Community
No trivia or quizzes yet. 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. Jennie rated it liked it Jul 20, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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.
Streetwise | Elijah Anderson
Anderson examines streetwie relationships and interactions between the people in the Village and those in the ghetto Northton as well as xtreetwise cultural practices and conflicts between Black, Whites, and Asians. Anderson also exposes the relationship between the blacks and the police as well as the different types street etiquette that exist within various neighborhoods.
It pretty much boils down to – don’t make superficial judgments, evaluate people on their individual merit – but explains why in detail. Jayde rated it it was ok Nov 13, Some of this is a bit dated, but it’s still relevant to urban life today.
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.
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.
Blacks and whites from a variety of backgrounds speak candidly about their lives, their differences, and andersin battle for viable communities. Sociology book about gentrification and racism in a Philadelphia neighborhood.
Still, Anderson’s writing is extremely accessible and he paints a vivid portrait of life in Northton.