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This incisive book examines the code of decency, violence, and moral life of the inner city, and how it is a response to the lack of jobs, stigma of race, and rampant drug use. Winner of the Komarovsky Book Award.
Elijah Anderson is Charles and William L. Day Professor of the Social Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania
Table of Contents
|Introduction: Down Germantown Avenue||p. 15|
|Decent and Street Families||p. 35|
|Campaigning for Respect||p. 66|
|Drugs, Violence, and Street Crime||p. 107|
|The Mating Game||p. 142|
|The Decent Daddy||p. 179|
|The Black Inner-City Grandmother in Transition||p. 206|
|John Turner's Story||p. 237|
|Conclusion: The Conversion of a Role Model: Looking for Mr. Johnson||p. 290|
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