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Author Anderson, Elijah.

Title A place on the corner / Elijah Anderson.

Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2003.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  302.34 ANDE    AVAILABLE
Edition 2nd ed.
Physical description xvi, 271 pages ; 22 cm.
Series Fieldwork encounters and discoveries.
Fieldwork encounters and discoveries.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Chapter 1 Setting 1 -- Chapter 2 Elaboration of Primary Ties and Personal Identities 31 -- Chapter 3 Regulars 55 -- Chapter 4 Wineheads 93 -- Chapter 5 Hoodlums 129 -- Chapter 6 Social Order and Sociability 179 -- Appendix Jelly's Place: An Ethnographic Memoir 235.
Summary This paperback edition of A Place on the Corner marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of Elijah Anderson's sociological classic, a study of street-corner life at a local barroom/liquor store located in the ghetto on Chicago's South Side. Anderson returned night after night, month after month, to gain a deeper understanding of the people he met, vividly depicting how they created -- and recreated -- their local stratification system. In addition, Anderson introduces key sociological concepts, including "the extended primary group" and "being down." The new preface and appendix in this edition expand on Anderson's original work, telling the intriguing story of how he went about his fieldwork among the men who frequented Jelly's corner.
Subject Small groups -- Case studies.
Social status -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Case studies.
Participant observation -- Case studies.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Social conditions -- Case studies.
ISBN 0226019594 (paperback: alk. paper)