Elijah Anderson is the William K. Lanman, Jr. Professor of Sociology at Yale University and one of the leading urban ethnographers in the United States. His published books include Code of the Street: Decency, Violence, and the Moral Life of the Inner City and The Cosmopolitan Canopy: Race and Civility in Everyday Life. He has served on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Political and Social Science and is the former VP of the American Sociological Association.
This podcast explores the racial and economic divide in America. Anderson conducted detailed interviews with inner city residents about urban poverty and the "code of the street" that begins where civil law ends. He offers a historical perspective on the declining urban economy through the lens of North Philadelphia.
Our Lives with Shannon Fisher explores personal, political, and societal perspectives of the American experience. The show delves deeply into the worlds of writers, artists, celebrities, and community leaders and offers listeners food for thought on ways to better themselves and the world around them. Follow Shannon on Twitter: @MsShannonFisher.
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