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The Digital Street

Jeffrey Lane


This book delves into the street-level experience of a set of African American and Latino teenagers and adults worried about or after them. It argues that the risks and opportunities associated with a poor urban neighborhood get filtered through smartphones and popular social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. The book shows that street life in Harlem plays out on and across the physical street and the digital street among youth, neighborhood adults, and the authorities. Each chapter examines the parallels, differences, and crossovers between these two layers of social life that bear out t ... More

Keywords: African American, Latino, teenager, urban, social media, Twitter, Facebook, street life, Harlem, digital

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780199381265
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199381265.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeffrey Lane, author
Assistant Professor of Communication, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey