The Cosmopolitan Canopy: Race and Civility in Everyday Life

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.


W.W. Norton & Company | ISBN: 978-0-393-34051-8 | HB. 336 pages | March 2012 

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