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

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Decency, violence, and the moral life of the American inner city are focus of this book that examines the "code of the street": how a person walks, ... Show synopsis

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  • Code of the Street: Decency, Violence, and the Moral Life of the Inner City (W. W. Norton & Company) – Hardcover (1999)
    by Elijah Anderson

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

    Hardcover, W. W. Norton & Company
    1999
    English
    352 pages

    ISBN: 0393040232
    ISBN-13: 9780393040234

    Inner-city black America is often defined by random, senseless street violence. In fact, although violence is a salient feature, its use is far from random; it is regulated through an informal but well-known code of the street. How you dress, how you talk, whether you make eye-contact, your understanding of the pecking order - such crucial details can have life-or-death consequences and young people are particularly at risk. In this anatomy of the inner-city psyche, the author shows how the code is a response to the lack of ... Show more

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