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The cosmopolitan canopy : race and civility in everyday life

Author: Elijah Anderson
Publisher: New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, 2012. ©2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Elijah Anderson illuminates the public life of an American city, offering a major reinterpretation of the racial dynamcis in America. He introduces the concept of the "cosmopolitan canopy"--The urban island of civility and cultural convergence existing amid the ghettos, suburbs, and ethnic encalves in which segregation is the norm. Additionally, he identifies the racial fault lines that on occasion rend the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elijah Anderson
ISBN: 9780393340518 0393340511
OCLC Number: 806140611
Description: xvii, 318 pages : map ; 22 cm
Contents: A Center City walking tour --
The Reading Terminal : a cosmopolitan canopy --
The Gallery Mall : the ghetto downtown --
Rittenhouse Square : the practice of civility --
The color line and the canopy --
Ethnos and cosmos --
The Black middle class in public --
The "nigger moment."
Responsibility: Elijah Anderson.

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"Elijah Anderson illuminates the public life of an American city, offering a major reinterpretation of the racial dynamcis in America. He introduces the concept of the "cosmopolitan canopy"--The urban island of civility and cultural convergence existing amid the ghettos, suburbs, and ethnic encalves in which segregation is the norm. Additionally, he identifies the racial fault lines that on occasion rend the "canopy" and describes the ways in which it recovers"--Back cover.

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