Harlemworld: Doing Race and Class in Contemporary Black America. University of Chicago Press, 2001.

Harlemworld; Jackson
Type: 
Book
Author(s): 
John L. Jackson, Jr.

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, Jr. reveals a variety of social networks and class stratifications, and explores how African Americans interpret and perform different class identities in their everyday behavior.