Author: Mitchell Duneier,Ovie Carter

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780374527259

Category: Social Science

Page: 383

View: 3381

Presents the lives of poor African-American men who make their subsistence wages by selling used goods on the streets of Greenwich Village in New York; and discusses how they interact with passing pedestrians, police officers, and each other.


Author: Mitchell Duneier

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466833033

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 4410

An exceptional ethnography marked by clarity and candor, Sidewalk takes us into the socio-cultural environment of those who, though often seen as threatening or unseemly, work day after day on "the blocks" of one of New York's most diverse neighborhoods. Sociologist Duneier, author of Slim's Table, offers an accessible and compelling group portrait of several poor black men who make their livelihoods on the sidewalks of Greenwich Village selling secondhand goods, panhandling, and scavenging books and magazines. Duneier spent five years with these individuals, and in Sidewalk he argues that, contrary to the opinion of various city officials, they actually contribute significantly to the order and well-being of the Village. An important study of the heart and mind of the street, Sidewalk also features an insightful afterword by longtime book vendor Hakim Hasan. This fascinating study reveals today's urban life in all its complexity: its vitality, its conflicts about class and race, and its surprising opportunities for empathy among strangers. Sidewalk is an excellent supplementary text for a range of courses: INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY: Shows how to make important links between micro and macro; how a research project works; how sociology can transform common sense. RACE AND ETHNIC RELATIONS: Untangles race, class, and gender as they work together on the street. URBAN STUDIES: Asks how public space is used and contested by men and women, blacks and whites, rich and poor, and how street life and political economy interact. DEVIANCE: Looks at labeling processes in treatment of the homeless; interrogates the "broken windows" theory of policing. LAW AND SOCIETY: Closely examines the connections between formal and informal systems of social control. METHODS: Shows how ethnography works; includes a detailed methodological appendix and an afterword by research subject Hakim Hasan. CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY: Sidewalk engages the rich terrain of recent developments regarding representation, writing, and authority; in the tradition of Elliot Liebow and Ulf Hannerz, it deals with age old problems of the social and cultural experience of inequality; this is a telling study of culture on the margins of American society. CULTURAL STUDIES: Breaking down disciplinary boundaries, Sidewalk shows how books and magazines are received and interpreted in discussions among working-class people on the sidewalk; it shows how cultural knowledge is deployed by vendors and scavengers to generate subsistence in public space. SOCIOLOGY OF CULTURE: Sidewalk demonstrates the connections between culture and human agency and innovation; it interrogates distinctions between legitimate subcultures and deviant collectivities; it illustrates conflicts over cultural diversity in public space; and, ultimately, it shows how conflicts over meaning are central to social life.


Author: Mitchell Duneier,Ovie Carter

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0374263558

Category: Social Science

Page: 383

View: 6704

Chronicling the fortunes and misfortunes of street peddlers in New York, this unique study of modern urban street culture follows a dozen people who sell on the streets of Greenwich Village as they struggle against the city and common misconceptions in order to survive.

Where the Sidewalk Ends

Poems and Drawings

Author: Shel Silverstein

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780060256685

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 176

View: 6622

If you are a dreamer, come in, If you are a dreamer, A wisher, a liar, A hope-er, a pray-er, A magic bean buyer … Come in … for where the sidewalk ends, Shel Silverstein’s world begins. You’ll meet a boy who turns into a TV set, and a girl who eats a whale. The Unicorn and the Bloath live there, and so does Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout who will not take the garbage out. It is a place where you wash your shadow and plant diamond gardens, a place where shoes fly, sisters are auctioned off, and crocodiles go to the dentist. Shel Silverstein’s masterful collection of poems and drawings is at once outrageously funny and profound.


Author: Valeria Luiselli

Publisher: Coffee House Press

ISBN: 1566893577

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 120

View: 7929

Cosmopolitan, vivacious essays in the tradition of Brodsky's "Watermark" and Benjamin's "The Arcades Project" by a celebrated young Mexican author.

Death on the Sidewalk

Author: Paul Kropp

Publisher: High Interest Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 9781897039427

Category: Gangs

Page: 110

View: 2719

Fifteen-year-old Allie Carson is shot while shopping. Based on the true story of the 2005 Boxing day killing of Jane Kreba in Toronto.

Sidewalk Circus

Author: Paul Fleischman

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 9780763611071

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 1466

A young girl watches as the activities across the street from her bus stop become a circus.


Author: Jeff Mermelstein

Publisher: Dewi Lewis Pub


Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 2152

Sidewalk, the winner of the 1999 European Publishers Award for Photography, is an exceptionally strong series of street photographs of New York. As we follow Jeff Mermelstein through the city we are staggered by its dramas and mystery. We confront characters who seem hyper-real, as they wander the streets as if in a dream -- crazed, paranoid, or simply pressured. And we come across incidents that seem totally surreal -- the smoking shoe, the burnt-out diner, the sidewalk that looks as if it has flowed with blood. These photographs are exhilarating and memorable, immensely funny yet deeply disturbing, and were rapturously received by a large audience at this year's Aries International Photography Festival.

Chinaberry Sidewalks

Author: Rodney Crowell

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307740978

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 259

View: 6159

Recounts the author's experiences growing up in Houston in the 1950s as the only child of an alcoholic father and epileptic mother, describing a childhood marked by barroom brawls, apocalyptic hurricanes, and improvisations to pay bills.

There's a Hole in My Sidewalk

The Romance of Self-Discovery

Author: Portia Nelson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451686358

Category: Psychology

Page: 144

View: 8356

Discover the beloved self-help classic featuring moving poems and insightful truisms that “is full of practical wisdom that will allow you to embrace and change your life” (John Gray, Ph.D., author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus). Individuals, therapy groups, twelve-step programs, and the self-help community around the world have embraced the late Portia Nelson’s brilliant There’s a Hole in My Sidewalk. Warm, wise, and funny, her seminal poem “Autobiography in Five Chapters” is a treasured and often quoted motto for anyone seeking to better themselves and their life. “Treat yourself to a special book by a special lady” (Carol Burnett) with this perfect inspirational and motivational gift.


Conflict and Negotiation Over Public Space

Author: Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris,Renia Ehrenfeucht

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 026212307X

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

View: 1894

Examines the evolution of an undervalued urban space and how conflicts over competing uses--from the right to sit to the right to parade--have been negotiated.

Sidewalk Flowers

Author: JonArno Lawson

Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd

ISBN: 1554988551

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 453

Winner of the Governor General's Literary Award for Children's Illustrated Book A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year In this wordless picture book, a little girl collects wildflowers while her distracted father pays her little attention. Each flower becomes a gift, and whether the gift is noticed or ignored, both giver and recipient are transformed by their encounter. “Written” by award-winning poet JonArno Lawson and brought to life by illustrator Sydney Smith, Sidewalk Flowers is an ode to the importance of small things, small people and small gestures.

A Walk on the Sidewalk

Author: David William McCormick

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1403365547

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 244

View: 497

Although training has often been considered a separate business category, Richard Cavalier has discovered that training meetings respond, as do any other business meetings, because they are essentially the same, even if curiously structured. Therefore training is best seen as an aspect of group communications and subject to the same laws of learning and psychology. The U.S. military developed the first and best complete system for ISD, and this book is a precise interpretation in business language of that best system. In addition to the step-by-step presentation of the basic development text (as is common to TSD) the author has included actual examples of military forms that indicate both (a) what type of action should be taken in specific instances and (b) the validity of materials prepared by military personnel who practice the Instructional Systems Development system as described here. And most military practitioners of ISD learned ISD in the military by applying its sound principles . . . as you yourself can. ISD is remarkably doable. Expensive versions of ISD are available through consultants and via disk (about $1,000 and up, up) if you know what you need. If not, Common Sense ISD will tell you exactly what you need and show you how ISD can help you to achieve the results you seek . . . guaranteed!

Sidewalk City

Remapping Public Space in Ho Chi Minh City

Author: Annette Miae Kim

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022611922X

Category: History

Page: 252

View: 1165

This title re-maps public space in order to unveil contemporary spatial practices and to explore future possibilities. In the midst of historic migration and urbanisation, our limited public spaces are being contested and re-conceptualised in cities around the world with innovative experiments in some places and bloody battles in others. This book uses the case of sidewalks in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam where a vibrant everyday urbanism takes place in flexible patterns that defy conventional conceptions of public space.

The Sidewalk Artist

A Novel

Author: Gina Buonaguro,Janice Kirk

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429902450

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 527

"A fantasia of a double tale skimming through the art capitals of Europe with double muses, double love pursuits, double Raphaels, even double authors, a tale dripping with idealized romantic settings, mystery, art, and a touch of magic, The Sidewalk Artist will keep readers wondering what is real and what is artifice--as fine paintings always do." --Susan Vreeland, author of Girl in Hyacinth Blue While in Europe researching her next novel, twenty-something American Tulia Rose falls headlong into a romance with a handsome sidewalk artist. As he takes her on a tour of Europe's artistic treasures, she begins writing the story of the painter Raphael and his secret lover. Yet as her own affair grows deeper, Tulia's sidewalk artist grows more mysterious. Why does he seem so familiar? And what is his connection to the great Renaissance painter? Set in Paris and Italy, this lyrical first novel interweaves two parallel love stories, offering readers a unique view on the research and inspiration that goes into creating historical novels such as The Girl with the Pearl Earring and The Birth of Venus.

Sidewalk Oracles

Playing with Signs, Symbols, and Synchronicity in Everyday Life

Author: Robert Moss

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608683362

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 272

View: 6658

Synchronicity is when the universe gets personal. Through this book of games and enchanting stories, you’ll learn how to monitor the play of coincidence and the symbolic resonance of incidents in daily life in order to tap into the deeper logic of events, receive extraordinary counsel, and have wonderful fun. You will be invited to become a kairomancer: someone who is poised to catch the messages in special moments when synchronicity is in play — and to take action to seize the opportunities those moments present. To be a kairomancer, you need to trust your feelings as you walk the roads of this world, to develop your personal science of shivers, and to recognize in your gut and your skin that you know far more than you hold on the surface of consciousness. This is a way of real magic, which is the art of bringing gifts from a deeper world into this one. Follow it, and you will put a champagne fizz of enchantment into your everyday life.

Cracks in the Sidewalk

Author: Bette Lee Crosby

Publisher: Bent Pine Publishing

ISBN: 098388790X

Category: Fiction

Page: 361

View: 8700

From the Bestselling Author of Spare Change, comes a powerful story that is a heart-wrenching reminder of how fragile relationships can be. Cracks in the Sidewalk is based on a true story. Claire McDermott is a wife, a mother, a grandmother...Her only daughter is gravely ill...Her son-in-law is resentful and angry... Her grandchildren are missing... After years of writing letters, hoping to find the children, hoping to bring them back, Claire receives a reply...a dog-eared gray envelope is stuffed into her mailbox, but will it bring hope or simply put an end to the waiting?

Painting the Sidewalk with Water

Talks and Dialogues About Non-Duality

Author: Joan Tollifson

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1626257582

Category: Religion

Page: 360

View: 3755

These lively talks and dialogues are about seeing through the illusion of separation and waking up to the boundless wholeness that is all there is. Joan's approach is open and explorative, questioning all attempts to conceptually grasp and frame the movement of life. She talks about seeing through the stories and beliefs that create our human suffering and waking up to the simplicity of what is. This book beautifully dissolves the apparent dichotomy between the uncompromising "this is it, just as it is" message of radical non-duality and the emphasis on "being here now" that is found in many meditation teachings. Joan has an affinity with Buddhism, Advaita, and radical non-duality, but she belongs to no tradition. In these talks and dialogues, she takes on such perennial questions as, Is there a way out of personal and global suffering? Can we choose to stop addictive and destructive patterns? Does being awake take effort, vigilance, and practice, or is it effortlessly and unavoidably always already the case? What happens when we die?


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literature, Modern

Page: N.A

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Secret Sidewalk

Author: Tom Lichtenberg

Publisher: Tom Lichtenberg



Page: 106

View: 4374

Beauregaard Sweet became invisible, but his troubles began when he suddenly reappeared. Now everybody wants something from him. Manny the mechanic wants his wife. Sharad LeMaster wants his secret. Emma Biggs wants another shot at the TV news, the leaders of the Four Tribes want to send him back to wherever it was he'd gone, and all he wants to do is eat some donuts and watch reality TV.