Unsparing and important. . . . An informative, clearheaded and sobering book.aJonathan Yardley, Washington Post (1999 Critic's Choice) Inner-city black America is often stereotyped as a place of random violence, but in fact, violence in the inner city is regulated through an informal but well-known code of the street. This unwritten set of rulesabased largely on an individual's ability to command respectais a powerful and pervasive form of etiquette, governing the way in which people learn to negotiate public spaces. Elijah Anderson's incisive book delineates the code and examines it 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.He had plenty of money as well as the respect of his friends and neighbors. He drove a Buick 225 or a Ford Crown Victoria and kept it immaculate. He would go to the corner now and then, but he always maintained his position of respect with anbsp;...
|Title||:||Code of the Street: Decency, Violence, and the Moral Life of the Inner City|
|Publisher||:||W. W. Norton & Company - 2000-09-17|