Code Of The Street. Decency, Violence, And The Moral Life Of The Inner City

Anderson Elijah

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Norton Agency Titles
Publisher Place: New York
Publisher Year: 2000
Edition: First Edition

Description: 352 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in Fine condition throughout.

Publishers Description: Unsparing and important. . . . An informative, clearheaded and sobering book.?Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post (1999 Critics 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 individuals ability to command respect?is a powerful and pervasive form of etiquette, governing the way in which people learn to negotiate public spaces. Elijah Andersons 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.

ISBN: 9780393320787


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