A Place on the Corner (Studies of Urban Society)

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"Anderson's mix of the language of sociology and the more colorful street idiom makes a complex social phenomenon accessible to a broad audience. . . . An important work." Gerald Lee Dillingham, "Contemporary Sociology""

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Elijah Anderson is the Charles and William L. Day Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences, professor of sociology, and director of the Philadelphia ethnography project at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of "Code of the Street" and "Streetwise: Race, Class, and Change in an Urban Community," the latter published by the University of Chicago Press.


The place is a corner bar, where the author observed low-income blacks establish their own status system by ranking themselves into three distinct social groups based upon income and stability.

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