The code of the streets By Elijah Anderson The code of the streets sets its settings in the inner city black communities, and describe the people in those communities-what type of situations they are under, and how that affects their lives by forming a particular way of thinking and behaving. He is now a Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Yale University and director of their Urban Ethnography Project. He thought he was simply helping his girlfriend, and responded honestly when police asked him about the gun. Decent families are the people that struggle to raise their children in a way that keeps them from violence. Simply living in such an environment places young people at special risk of falling victim to aggressive behavior.
Going to prison can actually enhance one's reputation on the streets. Instead of complying with her offer to provide sexual services, Moses took her to get some food and gave her a motivating talk on how to distinguish her unfavorable habits. In the inner city manhood and respect are flipsides of the same coin, one must be a man to earn respect. In their commercials they blur the backgrounds and cut through many different people playing—this shows that where you come from and who you are does not matter as long as you have a love of the game. It is an example of a victim survey.
As the urban area expands toward rural areas, each of these zones develops certain characteristics, such as an area of working-class homes, affluent homes, commuter neighborhoods, and industrial zones. Compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of qualitative and quantitative research. When decent and street kids come together, a kind of social shuffle occurs in which children have a chance to choose either way. The rules prescribe both a proper comportment and a proper way to respond if challenged. Although Carol and Kennicott clearly love each other throughout the course of the novel, they have about as much in common as night and day. People on the streets recongnized that he was doing well in his life without committing criminal acts.
Drug abuse may also influence crime-related activities such as stealing from loved ones to obtain money needed to buy drugs. That sets off a long spiral of events from which Turner is unable or unwilling to extricate himself. Robert Merton's strain theory refers to the personal strain caused by being excluded from economic rewards. Lewis's brand of social satire shocked American readers in 1920. Because Carol represents Lewis himself, she also reflects his own rebellion against his hometown. The last reason Anderson gives that I believe gives children the impression they must commit crimes if they live in poor areas is the areas they live in themselves. This code is consciously opposed to the norms of mainstream society and values gaining respect, often through violence, above all else.
The author could have saved 300 pages of paper by just writing the last sentence of the conclusion. It's no surprise, in research of this type, that Anderson becomes personally involved in the lives of some subjects. Elijah Anderson's incisive book delineates the code and examines it as a response to the lack of jobs that pay a living wage, to the stigma of race, to rampant drug use, to alienation and lack of hope. The code of the street is like cancer. In class we learned about culture.
When an inner city child has a child that kid is set up to fail. In this novel, however, Lewis exposes this myth of the goodness of small town-life as a falsehood. The people within the inner city are pressured into living by the code of the street as a survival mechanism. While most people in inner-city communities do not believe in the code, they are nonetheless obligated to follow it. They hypothesized that delinquent rates would be higher in zones that were experiencing instability and lower in zones that were stable.
It is a painful process that affects the breathing and sleeping of addicts, most drug addicts tend to choose to continue doing drugs instead of going through the agenizing pains that come along the effects of the withdrawal process. Street families, on the other hand, are unstable and disorganized. The dinner is interrupted several times, however, by the ringing telephone. The same thing goes for jobs and education. The code makes young people unafraid of the police. Just as Lewis realistically depicts life in a modern American small town, he also realistically depicts a modern marriage. Anderson gives us plenty of reason to be pessimistic that those advances will be adequate to overcome the problems of today's most troubled inner-city neighborhoods.
I am a criminal justice major and have taken a gangs class and a lot of what I learned about in that class was in this book. When lower-class boys cannot compete in society, they turn to the delinquent subculture to help them adapt. Quantitative Research the Methods of Social Research. Through extensive interviews, some transcribed at length to let subjects speak in their own voices, Anderson peels back many layers of the onion here. Another example Anderson gives of children growing up around violence in poorer areas is many parents have financial problems caused by drug use which causes more violence and exposes the child to more crime.