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Author: Jennifer Lee
ISBN: 0674008979
Language: English
Pages: 288 pages
Category: Social Sciences
Publisher: Harvard University Press (October 15, 2002)
Rating: 4.9
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Civility in the City brings a major new perspective on the fabric of life in America’s multiethnic urban centers.

Civility in the City brings a major new perspective on the fabric of life in America’s multiethnic urban centers. Jennifer Lee’s well-crafted book moves beneath the simple images of conflict and racial division. Her interviews and ethnographic work reveal the true complexity and frequently harmonious interactions among blacks, and Jewish and Korean immigrant merchants. The multiethnic metropolis of 21st century America may be a contentious place, but as Jennifer Lee shows in this significant new book, today’s melting pot isn’t about to heat over at full boil.

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In Jennifer Lee’s book Civility in the City, she examines how the role of the middle-class migrant storeowner is often misperceived and the generalized violence that occurs on many media outlets is usually rare or exaggerated events. These prevailing images of racial violence between mostly African American customers and migrant middle-class storeowners are inconsistent with the reality of everyday merchant-customer relationships

Blacks, Jews, and Koreans in Urban America. Civility in the City uncovers a quite different story.

Blacks, Jews, and Koreans in Urban America. Lee illustrates how everyday civility is negotiated and maintained in countless daily interactions between merchants and customers.

Hollywood and the news media have repeatedly depicted the inner-city retail store as a scene of racial conflict and acrimony. Civility in the City uncovers a quite different story. Jennifer Lee examines the relationships between African American, Jewish, and Korean merchants and their black customers in New York and Philadelphia, and shows that, in fact, social order, routine, and civility are the norm.

Lee illustrates how everyday civility is negotiated and maintained in countless daily interactions between merchants and customers. While merchant-customer relations are in no way uniform, most are civil because merchants actively work to manage tensions and smooth out incidents before they escalate into racially charged anger. Civility prevails because merchants make investments to maintain the day-to-day routine, recognizing that the failure to do so can have dramatic consequences.

How then do minor clashes between merchants and customers occasionally erupt into the large-scale conflicts we see on television? Lee shows how inner-city poverty and extreme inequality, coupled with the visible presence of socially mobile newcomers, can provide fertile ground for such conflicts. The wonder is that they occur so rarely, a fact that the media ignore.