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A place on the corner /
Elijah Anderson.
edition
2nd ed.
imprint
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2003.
description
xvi, 271 p.
ISBN
0226019594 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Book
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imprint
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2003.
isbn
0226019594 (pbk. : alk. paper)
catalogue key
5129067
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
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.
Excerpts
Flap Copy
"Anderson is the consummate participant-observer..."William Foote Whyte, author of Street Corner Society 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 field work among the men who frequented Jelly's corner.
Flap Copy
"Anderson is the consummate participant-observer..."William Foote Whyte, author ofStreet Corner SocietyThis paperback edition ofA Place on the Cornermarks 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 field work among the men who frequented Jelly's corner.
Summaries
Main Description
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 createdand recreatedtheir 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 field work among the men who frequented Jelly's corner.
Main Description
This paperback edition ofA Place on the Cornermarks 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 field work among the men who frequented Jelly's corner.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This edition marks the 25th anniversary of Elijah Anderson's classic study of street life among a gang of people congregating around a bar called 'Jelly's' on Chicago's South Side.
Table of Contents
Preface to the Second Editionp. ix
Prefacep. xv
The Settingp. 1
The Elaboration of Primary Ties and Personal Identitiesp. 31
The Regularsp. 55
The Wineheadsp. 93
The Hoodlumsp. 129
Social Order and Sociabilityp. 179
Conclusionp. 207
Notesp. 217
Bibliographyp. 227
Jelly's Place: An Ethnographic Memoirp. 235
Indexp. 269
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