While Elliot Liebow's vivid narrative of "street-corner" black men remains unchanged, the new introductions to this long-awaited revised edition bring the book up to date. Wilson and Lemert describe the debates since 1965 and situate Liebow's classic text in respect to current theories of urban poverty and race. They account for what Liebow might have seen had he studied the street corner today after welfare has been virtually ended and the drug economy had taken its toll. They also take stock of how the new global economy is a source of added strain on the urban poor. Discussion of field methods since the 1960s rounds out the book's new coverage.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Foreword to the 2003 Edition Chapter 2 Foreword to the 1967 Edition Chapter 3 Chapter 1: Introduction to the 2003 Edition Chapter 4 Chapter 2: Men and Jobs Chapter 5 Chapter 3: Fathers without Children Chapter 6 Chapter 4: Husbands and Wives Chapter 7 Chapter 5: Lovers and Exploiters Chapter 8 Chapter 6: Friends and Networks Chapter 9 Chapter 7: Conclusion Chapter 10 Appendix: A Field Experience in Retrospect