Cracks in the Pavement: Social Change and Resilience in Poor Neighborhoods

3.83 avg rating
( 18 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780520256750: Cracks in the Pavement: Social Change and Resilience in Poor Neighborhoods
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Woven throughout with rich details of everyday life, this original, on-the-ground study of poor neighborhoods challenges much prevailing wisdom about urban poverty, shedding new light on the people, institutions, and culture in these communities. Over the course of nearly a decade, Martín Sánchez-Jankowski immersed himself in life in neighborhoods in New York and Los Angeles to investigate how social change and social preservation transpire among the urban poor. Looking at five community mainstays―the housing project, the small grocery store, the barbershop and the beauty salon, the gang, and the local high school―he discovered how these institutions provide a sense of order, continuity, and stability in places often thought to be chaotic, disorganized, and disheartened. His provocative and ground-breaking study provides new data on urban poverty and also advances a new theory of how poor neighborhoods function, illuminating the creativity and resilience that characterize the lives of those who experience the hardships associated with economic deprivation.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Inside Flap:

"Neighborhoods have been central to American sociology since its inception, yet we have understood little about how the institutions in urban communities evolve, disappear, or persist over time. Instead, as of late, many scholars have treated neighborhoods as collections of individuals and families, ignoring the institutional ecology. Understanding the dynamic role of local institutions is critical not only to sociological scholarship but also to important public policy debates about urban poverty. Martín Sánchez-Jankowski offers the reader an important, comprehensive look at how local institutions ranging from barbershops to street gangs to public housing both reflect and shape the culture and daily rhythms of the residents who live with them. His ecological perspective offers an important missing link in debates about 'neighborhood effects' and should be read by anyone interested in understanding urban poverty."―Dalton Conley, author of Being Black, Living in the Red: Race, Wealth, and Social Policy in America

"In his famous and moving preface to Les Miserables, Victor Hugo warns us that as long as there is poverty, such tales will be told. But stories are not often told about the resurgence of poor communities―their struggles to mobilize and change their condition. But this book does just that―filling in the rest of the picture; and not of individual Horatio Algers, but with textured and critical analysis of the barriers these communities face and the pathways they take to achieve social change."―Troy Duster, New York University

About the Author:

Martín Sánchez-Jankowski is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for Urban Ethnography at the University of California, Berkeley. He is author of Islands in the Street: Gangs and American Urban Society (UC Press), among other books.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 34.95
US$ 31.22

Convert currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780520256446: Cracks in the Pavement: Social Change and Resilience in Poor Neighborhoods

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0520256441 ISBN 13:  9780520256446
Publisher: University of California Press, 2008
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Martin Sanchez-Jankowski
Published by University of California Press, United States (2008)
ISBN 10: 0520256751 ISBN 13: 9780520256750
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of California Press, United States, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Woven throughout with rich details of everyday life, this original, on-the-ground study of poor neighbourhoods challenges much prevailing wisdom about urban poverty, shedding new light on the people, institutions, and culture in these communities. Over the course of nearly a decade, Martin Sanchez-Jankowski immersed himself in life in neighbourhoods in New York and Los Angeles to investigate how social change and social preservation transpire among the urban poor. Looking at five community mainstays - the housing project, the small grocery store, the barbershop and the beauty salon, the gang, and the local high school - he discovered how these institutions provide a sense of order, continuity, and stability in places often thought to be chaotic, disorganized, and disheartened.His provocative and ground-breaking study provides new data on urban poverty and also advances a new theory of how poor neighbourhoods function, illuminating the creativity and resilience that characterize the lives of those who experience the hardships associated with economic deprivation. Seller Inventory # AAH9780520256750

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 31.22
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Martin Sanchez-Jankowski
Published by University of California Press, United States (2008)
ISBN 10: 0520256751 ISBN 13: 9780520256750
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of California Press, United States, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Woven throughout with rich details of everyday life, this original, on-the-ground study of poor neighbourhoods challenges much prevailing wisdom about urban poverty, shedding new light on the people, institutions, and culture in these communities. Over the course of nearly a decade, Martin Sanchez-Jankowski immersed himself in life in neighbourhoods in New York and Los Angeles to investigate how social change and social preservation transpire among the urban poor. Looking at five community mainstays - the housing project, the small grocery store, the barbershop and the beauty salon, the gang, and the local high school - he discovered how these institutions provide a sense of order, continuity, and stability in places often thought to be chaotic, disorganized, and disheartened.His provocative and ground-breaking study provides new data on urban poverty and also advances a new theory of how poor neighbourhoods function, illuminating the creativity and resilience that characterize the lives of those who experience the hardships associated with economic deprivation. Seller Inventory # AAH9780520256750

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 33.33
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Martin Sanchez-Jankowski
Published by University of California Press (2008)
ISBN 10: 0520256751 ISBN 13: 9780520256750
New Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of California Press, 2008. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # WF-9780520256750

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 22.02
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.47
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Martin Sanchez-Jankowski
ISBN 10: 0520256751 ISBN 13: 9780520256750
New Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
Books-FYI, Inc.
(Cadiz, KY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 23MA3O00AEN1

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 29.69
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Martin Sanchez-Jankowski (author)
Published by University of California Press 2008-08-22, Berkeley, Calif. |London (2008)
ISBN 10: 0520256751 ISBN 13: 9780520256750
New paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of California Press 2008-08-22, Berkeley, Calif. |London, 2008. paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9780520256750

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 30.88
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.65
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Martin Sanchez-Jankowski
Published by University of California Press
ISBN 10: 0520256751 ISBN 13: 9780520256750
New Paperback Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of California Press. Paperback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9780520256750

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 31.06
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.85
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Martin Sanchez-Jankowski
Published by University of California Press (2008)
ISBN 10: 0520256751 ISBN 13: 9780520256750
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of California Press, 2008. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780520256750

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 40.83
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Sanchez-Jankowski, Martin
Published by University of California Press 9/2/2008 (2008)
ISBN 10: 0520256751 ISBN 13: 9780520256750
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of California Press 9/2/2008, 2008. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. Cracks in the Pavement: Social Change and Resilience in Poor Neighborhoods. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780520256750

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 45.31
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

SANCHEZ-JANKOWS
ISBN 10: 0520256751 ISBN 13: 9780520256750
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2008. Paperback. Condition: NEW. 9780520256750 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Seller Inventory # HTANDREE01135540

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 35.45
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.17
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Sanchez-jankowski, Martfn
Published by Univ of California Pr (2008)
ISBN 10: 0520256751 ISBN 13: 9780520256750
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ of California Pr, 2008. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 504 pages. 9.00x6.00x1.50 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __0520256751

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 39.06
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.56
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book