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Norman Street: Poverty and Politics in an Urban Neighborhood, Updated Edition

Ida Susser


This book presents an examination of a scenario that appears likely to be played out again and again as federal budget policies result in reduced services for urban areas across the United States. Based on a three-year study conducted in Brooklyn's Greenpoint/Williamsburg section, the book is a detailed description of life in a multi-ethnic working class neighborhood during New York City's fiscal crisis of 1975–78. Updated with a new introduction to address the changes and events of the thirty years since the book's original publication, its lessons continue to demonstrate the impact of politi ... More

Keywords: federal budget policies, urban areas, Brooklyn, New York City, fiscal crisis, national policy, ethnic relations, race relations, community organization, local politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780195367317
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367317.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ida Susser, author
Department of Anthropology