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ERIC Number: ED040229
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Feb
Pages: 132
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Blackston: Progress Report on a Community Study in Urban Afro-America.
Valentine, Charles A.
The research in this paper explores the nature and operation of intergroup inequality, as well as means of its eventual elimination, by initiating an ethnography of a representative low-income urban Afro-American community through the method of in-resident participant-observation. Two primary hypotheses are tested. The first, which was predicted to be invalidated by the data, and in fact was, is that the collective behavior and social life of the community conform to a "culture of poverty" which is supported by distinctive socialization patterns and which in turn perpetuates the condition of being poor. The second, which is now being explored, is that the collective behavior and social life of the community area are bicultural in the sense that each ethnic segment draws upon both a distinctive repertoire of standardized Afro-American group behavior and, simultaneously, upon patterns derived from the mainstream cultural system of Euro-American deprivation. (JM)
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