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Harlem world : doing race and class in contemporary Black America / John L. Jackson, Jr.

By: Jackson, John L., Jr, 1971-Material type: TextTextPublication details: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2001. Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 285 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780226390000; 0226390004; 0226389987; 9780226389981Subject(s): Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Social life and customs | Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Social conditions | African Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social life and customs | African Americans -- Race identity -- New York (State) -- New York | African Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social conditions | New York (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs | New York (N.Y.) -- Social conditions | Social classes -- New York (State) -- New York | HISTORY -- State & Local | HISTORY -- State & Local -- General | African Americans -- Race identity | African Americans -- Social conditions | African Americans -- Social life and customs | Manners and customs | Social classes | Social conditions | New York (State) -- New York | New York (State) -- New York -- Harlem | Soziale Situation | New York- Harlem | SchwarzeGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Harlem world.DDC classification: 974.7/1 LOC classification: F128.68.H3 | J33 2001ebOther classification: MS 3450 Online resources: Click here to access online
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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.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-272) and index.

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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.

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.

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