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Harlemworld: Doing Race and Class in Contemporary Black America

John L. Jackson Jr.


Harlem is one of the most famous neighborhoods 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, it is far more culturally and economically diverse than its caricature suggests: through extensive fieldwork and interviews, the author reveals a variety of social networks and class stratifications, and explores how African Americans interpret and perform different class identities in their everyday behavior.

Keywords: Harlem, cultural achievement, social networks, class stratifications, African Americans

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780226389981
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226390000.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John L. Jackson Jr., author