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Author Jackson, John L., Jr., 1971-

Title Harlem world : doing race and class in contemporary Black America / John L. Jackson, Jr
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2001
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 285 pages) : illustrations
Contents CONTENTS; Preface; Introduction: Doing Harlem, Touring Harlemworld; 1. Making Harlem Black: Race, Place, and History in "African Americans' Africa"; 2. Class Histories and Class Theories in a Raceful Social World; 3. Birthdays, Basketball, and Breaking Bread: Negotiating with Class in Contemporary Black America; 4. Class(ed) Acts, or Class Is as Class Does; 5. White Harlem: Toward the Performative Limits of Blackness; 6. Cinematicus Ethnographicus: Race and Class in an Ethnographic Land of Make-Believe; Conclusion: Undoing Harlemworld; Notes; Index
Summary Harlem is one of the most famous neighbourhoods in the world - a historic symbol of both black cultural achievement and of the rigid boundaries separating the rich from the poor. But as this book shows us, Harlem is far more culturally and economically diverse than its caricature suggests: through extensive fieldwork and interviews, John L. Jackson reveals a variety of social networks and class stratifications, and explores how African Americans interpret and perform different class identities in their everyday behaviour
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-272) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject African Americans -- Race identity -- New York (State) -- New York.
African Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social conditions.
African Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social life and customs.
Social classes -- New York (State) -- New York.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Social conditions.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Social life and customs.
New York (N.Y.) -- Social conditions.
New York (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0226390004 (electronic bk.)
9780226390000 (electronic bk.)