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Author Anderson, Elijah

Title The cosmopolitan canopy : race and civility in everyday life / Elijah Anderson

Publ Info New York, N.Y. : W.W. Norton & Co., [2011]
Edition First edition
 J&W-Prov. Main Lib.  HT153 .A53 2011    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  HT153 .A53 2011    AVAILABLE
 URI  HT153 .A53 2011    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  HT153 .A53 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xvii, 318 pages : 1 map ; 22 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-303) and index
Contents A center city walking tour -- The reading terminal : a cosmopolitan canopy -- The gallery mall : the ghetto downtown -- Rittenhouse Square : the practice of civility -- The color line and the canopy -- Ethnos and cosmos -- The Black middle class in public -- The "nigger moment"
Note A Yale sociology professor discusses how everyday people meet the demands of urban living through islands of civility he calls "cosmopolitan canopies" and describes how activities carried out under this canopy can ease racial tensions and promote harmony
LC subject City and town life -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Gentrification -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
United States -- Race relations
United States -- Ethnic relations
African Americans -- Social conditions -- 1975-
ISBN 9780393071634 (hbk.)
0393071634 (hbk.)