Black American Street Life: South Philadelphia, 1969-1971

Synopsis

"A spectacular piece of work. It has great value both for the amount and quality of its empirical data and for its intelligent and lucid interrogation of the nature of ethnographic inquiry. Rose is one of the few scholars who blesses his work with a finely-tuned sense of literary style; his writing is by turn scientific, novelistic, and poetic--and it is jargon-free."--Journal of American Folklore