Code of the Street: Decency, Violence, and the Moral Life of the Inner City

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  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2000-09-17
  • Publisher: W W NORTON

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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.

Author Biography

Elijah Anderson is Charles and William L. Day Professor of the Social Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 9
Introduction: Down Germantown Avenuep. 15
Decent and Street Familiesp. 35
Campaigning for Respectp. 66
Drugs, Violence, and Street Crimep. 107
The Mating Gamep. 142
The Decent Daddyp. 179
The Black Inner-City Grandmother in Transitionp. 206
John Turner's Storyp. 237
Conclusion: The Conversion of a Role Model: Looking for Mr. Johnsonp. 290
Notesp. 326
Bibliographyp. 333
Indexp. 343
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