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Author Sánchez-Jankowski, Martín, 1945-

Title Cracks in the pavement : social change and resilience in poor neighborhoods / Martín Sánchez-Jankowski.

Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, c2008.


Description xiv, 487 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 443-466) and index.
Contents A theory of life, social change, and preservation in poor neighborhoods -- Give me shelter : competing agendas for life in public housing -- A living refuge : social change and preservation in the housing project -- Provisions for life : making the mom-and-pop store a neighborhood institution -- Taking care of business : social change and preservation in the mom-and-pop store -- Not just a clip joint : hair shops and the institution of grooming -- Life on the edge : social change and preservation in the hair shop -- The gang's all here : fathering a bastard institution -- All in the family : mothering the gang as a bastard institution -- Whither the neighborhood high school? Contending roles and functions -- School works : the dynamics of two production lines.
Subject Urban poor -- United States -- Case studies.
Inner cities -- United States -- Case studies.
Poor -- Social networks -- New York (State) -- New York.
Poor -- Social networks -- California -- Los Angeles.
Social change -- New York (State) -- New York.
Social change -- California -- Los Angeles.
ISBN 9780520256446 (cloth : alk. paper)
0520256441 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780520256750 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0520256751 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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