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Elijah Anderson

Elijah Anderson holds the William K. Lanman, Jr. Professorship in Sociology at Yale University, where he teaches and directs the Urban Ethnography Project. His most prominent works include the award-winning books Code of the Street and Streetwise. He lives in New Haven and Philadelphia.

Books by Elijah Anderson

  1. Book CoverCode of the Street: Decency, Violence, and the Moral Life of the Inner City

    Unsparing and important. . . . An informative, clearheaded and sobering book.—Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post (1999 Critic's Choice)More

  2. Book CoverThe Cosmopolitan Canopy: Race and Civility in Everyday Life

    An acclaimed sociologist illuminates the public life of an American city, offering a major reinterpretation of the racial dynamics in America.More