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Civility in the City

Blacks, Jews, and Koreans in Urban America

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$32.50 • £26.95 • €29.50

ISBN 9780674018440

Publication Date: 02/25/2006


288 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

5 tables


  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. The Ghetto Merchant Yesterday and Today
  • 3. The Significance of Small Business and the Nature of the Niche
  • 4. Life on the Street: The Everyday Encounters between Blacks, Jews, and Koreans
  • 5. How Race Polarizes Interactions: Cultural Brokers and the Meaning of Black
  • 6. The Coethnic Disadvantage of Serving Your Own
  • 7. From Civility to Conflict: Individualism, Opportunity, and Group Position
  • 8. Shopping While Black: Symbolic Racism or the Same Old Racism?
  • 9. Conclusion: Forging a Culture of Reciprocity and Respect
  • Appendix: Notes on Methodology and Tales from the Field
  • Notes
  • Index

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