The Cosmopolitan Canopy

Race and Civility in Everyday Life

“Starred Review. Anderson’s nuanced treatment of ‘the social dynamics of racial inequality’ and his precise observations (the politics of eye contact, for example), … offer immediate pleasure, and the book is a people watcher’s delight.” — Publishers Weekly

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Against the Wall

Poor, Young, Black, and Male

“Anderson has consolidated what is known about the dire and worsening social situation of young black men in the U.S. Against the Wall brings together a set of cutting edge empirical studies from sociology, economics, and cultural studies to present a nuanced and sobering picture.” —Mitchell Duneier, Princeton University.
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Code of the Street

Decency, Violence and the Moral Life of the Inner City

“One of the most interesting examinations of poverty, violence and sociology to emerge in recent years.” — Boston Herald
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Problem of the Century

Racial Stratification in the United States

“An excellent book containing state-of-the-art essays and analyses of the continuing imprint of race on inequality in America.” — Charles Hirschman, University of Washington

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Race, Class, and Change in an Urban Community

“The sharpness of his observations and the simple clarity of his prose recommend his book far beyond an academic audience. Vivid, unflinching, finely observed, Streetwise is a powerful and intensely frightening picture of the inner city.”—Tamar Jacoby, New York Times Book Review

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A Place on the Corner

A Study of Black Street Corner Men

“Anderson’s mix of the language of sociology and the more colorful street idiom makes a complex social phenomenon accessible to a broad audience. . . . An important work.” — Gerald Lee Dillingham, Contemporary Sociology

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