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Elijah Anderson | The Cosmopolitan Canopy: Race and Civility in Everyday Life

Thu, April 21, 2011 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Acclaimed sociologist Elijah Anderson has been called “one of our best urban ethnographers” by the New York Times Book Review. Anderson is currently the William K. Lanman, Jr. Professor of Sociology at Yale University and the Charles and William L. Day Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of Code of the Street and Streetwise, two compelling books about life in America’s inner-cities based on research completed in Philadelphia. In The Cosmopolitan Canopy, Philadelphia is the setting for Anderson’s investigation of the complex interplay of urban social nexuses—like Rittenhouse Square, Reading Terminal Market, and 30th Street Station—that he dubs “cosmopolitan canopies.”


Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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