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Anderson, Elijah

Works: 53 works in 206 publications in 3 languages and 9,328 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Pictorial works  Academic theses  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator
Classifications: F158.9.N4, 303.330896073074811
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Most widely held works by Elijah Anderson
Code of the street : decency, violence, and the moral life of the inner city by Elijah Anderson( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inner-city black America is often stereotyped as a place of random violence; in fact, violence in the inner city is regulated through an informal but well-known code of the street. An individual's safety and sense of worth are determined by the respect he commands in public. How you dress, talk, and behave can have life-or-death consequences, with young people particularly at risk. This incisive book examines the code 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. The most powerful force counteracting this code and its reign of terror is the strong, loving, decent family, and we meet many heroic figures in the course of this narrative. Unfortunately, the culture of the street thrives and often defeats decency because it controls public spaces, so that individuals with higher, better aspirations are often entangled in the code and its self-destructive behaviors.--From publisher description
Against the wall : poor, young, Black, and male by Elijah Anderson( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Too many young black men are trapped in a horrific cycle that includes active discrimination, unemployment, violence, crime, prison, and early death. This toxic mixture has given rise to wider stereotypes that limit the social capital of all young black males. Edited and with an introductory chapter by sociologist Elijah Anderson, the essays in Against the Wall describe how the young black man has come to be identified publicly with crime and violence. In reaction to his sense of rejection, he may place an exaggerated emphasis on the integrity of his self-expression in clothing and demeanor by adopting the fashions of the "street." To those deeply invested in and associated with the dominant culture, his attitude is perceived as profoundly oppositional. His presence in public gathering places becomes disturbing to others, and the stereotype of the dangerous young black male is perpetuated and strengthened. To understand the origin of the problem and the prospects of the black inner-city male, it is essential to distinguish his experience from that of his pre-Civil Rights Movement forebears. In the 1950s, as militant black people increasingly emerged to challenge the system, the figure of the black male became more ambiguous and fearsome. And while this activism did have the positive effect of creating opportunities for the black middle class who fled from the ghettos, those who remained faced an increasingly desperate climate. Featuring a foreword by Cornel West and sixteen original essays by contributors including William Julius Wilson, Gerald D. Jaynes, Douglas S. Massey, and Peter Edelman, Against the Wall illustrates how social distance increases as alienation and marginalization within the black male underclass persist, thereby deepening the country's racial divide
Streetwise : race, class, and change in an urban community by Elijah Anderson( Book )

31 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 1,406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A powerful, uncompromising portrait of the inner city, "Streetwise" asks us to consider the dilemma of both blacks and whites caught up in the new struggle not only for common ground -- prime real estate -- but for shared moral community. Elijah Anderson begins by looking at the brief encounters and daily exchanges -- among friends, neighbors, and strangers -- that take place in the parks and at the bus stop, on the streets and in other public spaces. But these familiar scenes open onto unanticipated, deeply disturbing ground as Anderson details the ways race, class, and gender are played out in such encounters. He finds that the community's widespread reputation for and appearance of order, comity, and racial tolerance are in fact often sustained by active color and gender prejudices in public spaces. "Streetwise" is at once a remarkable ethnographic journey toward class and racial understanding and a model for observing and learning from our urban environment. -- From publisher's description
A place on the corner by Elijah Anderson( Book )

28 editions published between 1973 and 2020 in English and held by 1,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paperback edition of A Place on the Corner marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of Elijah Anderson's sociological classic, a study of street-corner life at a local barroom/liquor store located in the ghetto on Chicago's South Side. Anderson returned night after night, month after month, to gain a deeper understanding of the people he met, vividly depicting how they created - and recreated - their local stratification system. In addition, Anderson introduces key sociological concepts, including "the extended primary group" and "being down." The new preface and appendix in this edition expand on Anderson's original work, telling the intriguing story of how he went about his fieldwork among the men who frequented Jelly's corner
The Philadelphia Negro : a social study by W. E. B Du Bois( )

21 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in English and held by 1,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1897, a young sociologist who was already marked as a scholar of the highest promise submitted to the American Association of Political and Social Sciences a "plan for the study of the Negro problem." The product of that plan was the first great empirical book on the Negro in American society. William Edward Burghardt DuBois (1868-1963), Ph. D. from Harvard (class of 1890), was given a temporary post as Assistant in Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania in order to conduct in-depth studies on the Negro community in Philadelphia. The provost of the university was interested and sympathetic, but DuBois knew early on that white interest and sympathy were far from enough. He knew that scholarship was itself a great weapon in the Negro's struggle for a decent life. The Philadelphia Negro was originally published by the University of Pennsylvania Press in 1899. One of the first works to combine the use of urban ethnography, social history, and descriptive statistics, it has become a classic work in the social science literature. Both the issues the book raises and the evolution of DuBois's own thinking about the problems of black integration into American society sound strikingly contemporary. Among the intriguing aspects of The Philadelphia Negro are what it says about the author, about race in urban America and about social science at the time, but even more important is the fact that many of DuBois's observations can be made - in fact are being made - by investigators today. In his introduction to this edition, Elijah Anderson traces DuBois's life before his move to Philadelphia. He then examines how the neighborhood studied by DuBois has changed over the years, and he compares the status of blacks today with their status when the book was initially published
The cosmopolitan canopy : race and civility in everyday life by Elijah Anderson( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Yale sociology professor discusses how everyday people meet the demands of urban living through islands of civility he calls "cosmopolitan canopies" and describes how activities carried out under this canopy can ease racial tensions and promote harmony
Problem of the century : racial stratification in the United States by Elijah Anderson( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1899, the great African American scholar, W.E.B. Du Bois, published The Philadelphia Negro, the first systematic case study of an African American community and one of the foundations of American sociology. Du Bois prophesied that the "color line" would be "the problem of the twentieth century." One hundred years later, Problem of the Century reflects upon his prophecy, exploring the ways in which the color line is still visible in the labor market, the housing market, education, family structure, and many other aspects of life at the turn of a new century."--Jacket
The study of African American problems : W.E.B. Du Bois's agenda, then and now( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since 1889, The American Academy of Political and Social Science has served as a forum for the free exchange of ideas among the well informed and intellectually curious. In this era of specialization, few scholarly periodicals cover the scope of societies and politics like The ANNALS. Each volume is guest edited by outstanding scholars and experts in the topics studied and presents more than 200 pages of timely, in-depth research on a significant topic of concern--
Being here and being there : fieldwork encounters and ethnographic discoveries by Elijah Anderson( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bringing fieldwork back in : contemporary urban ethnographic research( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Du site de l'éditeur: In 2001, the first of a series of ethnographic conferences took place in Los Angeles with an emphasis on fieldwork. Since then the field has gained a much larger disciplinary footprint. While the increase in substantial research in the field has risen dramatically, ethnographic styles of writing have emerged that fail to include much discernible fieldwork. This volume of The Annals broaches the subject of improving fieldwork in the ethnographic spectrum through old-fashioned or "shoe leather" fieldwork. At a more recent ethnographic conference at Yale University in 2010 with a follow-up in June 2011, emerging ethnographers were mentored by senior scholars in whichthey presented an informal, yet supportive setting where ethnographic fieldwork could be constructively critiqued. This volume is a product of those collective efforts. The articles in this volume include insight into relations among affluent minorities, the status system we find in today'ssports, and a portrait of an employer of undocumented workers, among other articles. This volume will appeal to both undergraduate and graduate students with a wide range of interests including sociology, education, anthropology, and race and gender conflicts and problems
Inner-city schools : inequality and urban education( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We all we got by Carlos Javier Ortiz( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We All We Got explores the consequences and devastation of youth violence in contemporary America from 2006 to 2013 through a mix of powerful photographs, incisive essays, and moving letters from individuals affected by this perennial scourge. Carlos Javier Ortiz's work provides an avenue for getting to know these children and their families. This work aims to initiate a conversation about youth violence and society's complicity in it. - publishers description
Bringing fieldwork back in : contemporary urban ethnographic research( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against the Wall : Poor, Young, Black, and Male( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Philadelphia Negro : a social study by W. E. B Du Bois( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cram 101 textbook outlines to accompany : Code of the street ; Anderson, 1st edition by Elijah Anderson( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social stratification, conduct and deference : a study of black streetcorner men by Elijah Anderson( )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sutorito no kodo : Inna shiti no saho boryoku matto na ikikata by Elijah Anderson( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in Japanese and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sutorīto waizu : Jinshu kaisō hendō ni yuragu toshi komyuniti ni ikiru hitobito no kōdo( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Penser global : internationalisation et globalisation des sciences humaines et sociales by Michel Wieviorka( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Multiple languages and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Du site de l'éd.: Nouvelle revue, Socio n'est pas seulement une revue de sociologie, elle valorise la pluridisciplinarité, y compris l'histoire et encourage l'originalité. Elle s'inscrit, dans une logique d'internationalisation des sciences humaines et sociales et plaide pour que soient le plus possible articulés différents niveaux d'analyse, du mondial au local en passant par le régional et le national. Pour ce premier numéro, le dossier "Penser global" invite le lecteur à sortir du "nationalisme méthodologique", avec des articles de chercheurs étrangers, ou français. Dans sa rubrique Varia, Socio propose un article de Thibault Martin, qui examine les enjeux spécifiques de la recherche auprès de populations minoritaires, en l'occurence les "nations premières" - cet article donnera lieu, dans le prochain numéro, à un "droit de suite" exercé par deux chercheurs en désaccord avec ses analyses et ses propositions. Nancy Fraser propose une réflexion philosophique sur la justice. La rubrique "Etat de la question" est inaugurée par un texte d'Isabelle Berrebi-Hoffman portant sur les études culturelles contemporaines. Le numéro comporte également un entretien avec Immanuel Wallerstein. La revue sera publiée en ligne et sur papier, trois fois par an avec des articles en français et en anglais
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Code of the street : decency, violence, and the moral life of the inner city
Against the wall : poor, young, Black, and maleStreetwise : race, class, and change in an urban communityA place on the cornerThe Philadelphia Negro : a social studyThe cosmopolitan canopy : race and civility in everyday lifeProblem of the century : racial stratification in the United StatesThe study of African American problems : W.E.B. Du Bois's agenda, then and nowBeing here and being there : fieldwork encounters and ethnographic discoveries
Alternative Names
Elajdža Anderson

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