Code of the Street: Decency, Violence, and the Moral Life of the Inner City (Google eBook)
Unsparing and important. . . . An informative, clearheaded and sobering book.—Jonathan 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 rules—based largely on an individual's ability to command respect—is 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.
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Review: Code of the Street: Decency, Violence, and the Moral Life of the Inner CityUser Review - Patricia - Goodreads
First off some good stories about things going on in Realities. Second off the stories dragged on way too much at times, repeating the same things! So I give it three stars because great information... But horrible writing in my opinion! Read full review
Review: Code of the Street: Decency, Violence, and the Moral Life of the Inner CityUser Review - K. Jonee - Goodreads
"Code Of the Streets : Decency, Violence, and The Moral Life of the Inner City" by Elijah Anderson was a very chilling read that kept me engrossed due to its crass take on the realistic views of the ... Read full review