Publisher description for Harlem world : doing race and class in contemporary Black America / John L. Jackson, Jr.

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Harlem is one of the most famous neighborhoods in the world--a historic symbol of both black cultural achievement and of the rigid boundaries separating the rich from the poor. But as this book shows us, Harlem is far more culturally and economically diverse than its caricature suggests: through extensive fieldwork and interviews, John L. Jackson reveals a variety of social networks and class stratifications, and explores how African Americans interpret and perform different class identities in their everyday behavior.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Harlem (New York, N, Y, ) Social life and customs, Harlem (New York, N, Y, ) Social conditions, African Americans New York (State) New York Social life and customs, African Americans Race identity New York (State) New York, African Americans New York (State) New York Social conditions, New York (N, Y, ) Social life and customs, New York (N, Y, ) Social conditions, Social classes New York (State) New York