1) what are the key points that Anderson makes the reader aware of in the preface?
I think what he wants people to realize (from the 2nd edition preface) is that at first
glance many categorize ghetto and urban areas as disorganized and disregard them but
In his first preface for "A Place on the Corner," Anderson states "my main purpose here is
to sort out and focus on those items that make up the local status system as Jelly's and on
the ghetto streets generally" (Anderson, p. xv). He goes further to expr
The results gathered from the works of Elliot Liebow and Elijah Anderson are both a
form of primary information. They entered the world of their subjects (Jelly's and
homeless shelters, respectively) and they interacted with them, observing and gaining
Discuss whether or not Anderson is involved in A) an ethnography, B) Participantobservation and/or intensive interviewing, C) a systematic study of culture.
I believe Andersen in a sense, is involved in all three categories. Ethnography can be
The key question to consider is the role of the researcher or sociologist in interpreting the
world or community that we may not know anything about. Why is his telling the story of
homeless women so important? What do we learn about the interactions of t
How important is work ethic to the groups?
The regulars are highly regarded amongst themselves for their work ethic. Work ethic is
one of their core values, along with the ability to hold a steady job and an emphasis on
family life. The regulars judge the