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Slim's Table
Author: Mitchell Duneier

ISBN: 9780226170312
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 17 December 1991
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.4 x 14.2 x 1.5
Description:
At the Valois "See Your Food" cafeteria on Chicago's South Side, black and white men gather over cups of coffee and steam-table food. Mitchell Duneier, a sociologist, spent four years at the Valois writing this moving profile of the black men who congregate at "Slim's Table." Praised as "a marvelous study of those who should not be forgotten" by the "Wall Street Journal, " "Slim's Table" helps demolish the narrow sociological picture of black men and simple media-reinforced stereotypes. In between is a "respectable" citizenry, too often ignored and little understood.
""Slim's Table" is an astonishment. Duneier manages to fling open windows of perception into what it means to be working-class black, how a caring community can proceed from the most ordinary transactions, all the while smashing media-induced stereotypes of the races and race relations."--Citation for "Chicago Sun Times" Chicago Book of the Year Award
"An instant classic of ethnography that will provoke debate and provide insight for years to come."--Michael Eric Dyson, "Chicago Tribune

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