MSL NOTES ON READING #6 - SIDEWALK

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCA01H3
Professor
Malcolm Mac Kinnon
Semester
Winter

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February 5, 2011 MAPPING THE SOCIAL LANDSCAPE READINGS Reading #6 Sidewalk by: Mitchell Duneier - Hakim Hasan A book vendor and intersection at the busy intersection of Eighth Street, Greenwich Avenue, and Sixth Avenue. He is a sturdy and stocky 57 African American, 42 years old. Has an apartment in New Jersey. He reads at least one book a week. o He doesnt just name titles, but he knows contents. He first used to sell what he called black books. After becoming romantically involved with a Filipina book vendor named Alice, who carried paperback classics and New York Times bestsellers, the variety of books he sold expanded. Local residents, workers, and visitors come to Hakim to discuss topics of all kinds, whereas Alice tended to be about business. After he met with the author (Mitchell Duneier), Hakim was asked about how he saw his role. o He responded that he was a public character. - Jane Jacob The Death and Life of Great American Cities? o A book about a class
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