New York: Basic Books Inc, 1974.
First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Item #13692
Light wear; Dust Jacket light wear. Crisp hardcover. ; Classic, pessimistic anthropological study. "What does it mean to live in a ghetto? Many experts would respond with statistics - about income, infant mortality, crime rates and the like. Not Arthur Hippler, an anthropologist who lived and worked in Hunter's Point, an isolated black ghetto at the south-eastern edge of San Francisco. He talked, listened, and learned to know the people there. His book goes far beyond statistics to examine the black community as a whole, with all the complex, interweaving patterns that shape human relationships - those within the ghetto, as well as those between the residents and the white society outside." Contents: Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; I. The Background: 1. The Physical Setting; 2. Socialization and the Life Cycle; II. Four Families: 3. Rena Lea and Jerry's Family; 4. Babalona's Family; 4. May Ellen's Family; 5. Mango and Adelaide's Family; III. The Community: 7. Community Values; 8. Social Organization; 9. Relations with Whites; 10. The "Riot"; Conclusions; Epilogue; Appendix: Rents and Incomes of Households in Hunter's Point, San Francisco, 1967; Bibliography; Index. ; 237 pages.