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Anderson, Elijah

Works: 35 works in 128 publications in 2 languages and 8,453 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History  Census 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: F158.9.N4, 301.45196074811
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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 )
14 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 1,566 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
Streetwise : race, class, and change in an urban community by Elijah Anderson ( Book )
20 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 1,443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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. Blacks and whites from a variety of backgrounds speak candidly about their lives, their differences, and their battle for viable communities
A place on the corner by Elijah Anderson ( Book )
18 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and held by 1,262 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
Against the wall : poor, young, Black, and male ( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 988 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
The Philadelphia Negro; a social study by W. E. B Du Bois ( )
11 editions published between 1967 and 2007 in English and held by 795 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 )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 777 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 ( Book )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 629 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."--BOOK JACKET
The study of African American problems : W.E.B. Du Bois's agenda, then and now ( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 424 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 ( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bringing fieldwork back in : contemporary urban ethnographic research ( Book )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The study of African American problems : W. E. B. DuBois's agenda, then and now ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Code of the street deceny, violence and the moral life of the inner city by Elijah Anderson ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 9 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 8 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 held by 6 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 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sutorito no kodo : Inna shiti no saho boryoku matto na ikikata by Elijah Anderson ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
MacNeil/Lehrer newshour Murder in America ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An investigation into the rise in murder rates and the increasing involvement of youth in murder cases throughout the United States, followed by a panel discussion on the subject
Research on minorities toward a relationship between race and crime ( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Jews in the executive suite : a working paper by Samuel Z Klausner ( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The social meaning of the census to the inner-city poor by Elijah Anderson ( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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アンダーソン, イライジャ
English (109)
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