The Cosmopolitan Canopy: Race and Civility in Everyday Life (Paperback)

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An acclaimed sociologist illuminates the public life of an American city, offering a major reinterpretation of the racial dynamics in America.


Elijah Anderson, called "one of our best urban ethnographers" by the New York Times Book Review, introduces the concept of the "cosmopolitan canopy": the urban islands of civility amid segregated ghettos, suburbs, and ethnic enclaves.

About the Author


Elijah Anderson is Sterling Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at Yale University. His most prominent works include the award-winning books Code of the Street and Streetwise. He lives in New Haven and Philadelphia.

Praise For…


Fascinating sociology and people-watching at its profound best.
— Booklist

Fascinating sociology and people-watching at its profound best.
— Booklist

Anderson's nuanced treatment of 'the social dynamics of racial inequality' and his precise observations . . . offer immediate pleasure.
— Publishers Weekly

Anderson's nuanced treatment of 'the social dynamics of racial inequality' and his precise observations . . . offer immediate pleasure.
— Publishers Weekly

The most important book on race relations in many years.
— Randall Collins, president, American Sociological Association

The most important book on race relations in many years.
— Randall Collins, president, American Sociological Association

Vintage Elijah Anderson—original, creative, engaging, and thought-provoking . . . . This book is a must-read.
— William Julius Wilson, Harvard University

Vintage Elijah Anderson—original, creative, engaging, and thought-provoking . . . . This book is a must-read.
— William Julius Wilson, Harvard University
Product Details
ISBN: 9780393340518
ISBN-10: 0393340511
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: March 12th, 2012
Pages: 338
Language: English