The Social Order of the Slum

Suttles Gerald D
While he did the research for this book, Gerald Suttles lived for almost three years in the high-delinquency area around Hull House on Chicago's New West Side. He came to know it intimately and was welcomed by its residents, who are Italian, Mexican, Puerto Rican, and Negro. Suttles contends that... Read More
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While he did the research for this book, Gerald Suttles lived for almost three years in the high-delinquency area around Hull House on Chicago's New West Side. He came to know it intimately and was welcomed by its residents, who are Italian, Mexican, Puerto Rican, and Negro. Suttles contends that the residents of a slum neighborhood have a set of standards for behavior that take precedence over the more widely held moral standards of straight society. These standards arise out of the specific experience of each locality, are peculiar to it, and largely determine how the neighborhood people act. One of the tasks of urban sociology, according to Suttles, is to explore why and how slum communities provide their inhabitants with these local norms. The Social Order of the Slum is the record of such an exploration, and it defines theoretical principles and concepts that will aid in subsequent research.
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Publisher University of Chicago Press
ISBN-10 0226781925
ISBN-13 9780226781921
GTIN-13 9780226781921
GTIN-14 09780226781921
Series Studies of Urban Society
Subtitle Ethnicity and Territory in the Inner City
Author Suttles Gerald D
Edition 1
Language Code eng
Page Count 266
Publication Date Aug 14, 1970
Dimension 6 in 9 in 0.6 in