Street Corner Society: the Social Structure of an Italian Slum by William Foote Whyte

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Street Corner Society is one of a handful of works that can justifiably be called classics of sociological research. William Foote Whyte's account of the Italian American slum he called "Cornerville"—Boston's North End—has been the model for urban ethnography for fifty years.

University of Chicago Press, 1959.
366 pp.
Enlarged edition.
Hardcover. Very good in a good+ jacket.