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- DescriptionWhile 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 kw 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 rms. 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.
- Author(s)Gerald D. Suttles
- PublisherThe University of Chicago Press
- Date of Publication01/08/1970
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Series TitleStudies of Urban Society
- Place of PublicationChicago, IL
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Chicago Press
- Content Notexxii, 244 p.
- Weight370 g
- Width155 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Edition StatementNew edition
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