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It brought Lewis considerable attention and generated long-lasting controversy among many critics. Sort order. Lewis was the son of a rabbi, born in New York City and raised on a small farm in upstate New York. Lewis' chief interests were in the fields of cultural change and applied anthropology. Elif rated it really liked it Apr 24, Oscar lewis la vida concept of Galt swollen lymph of poverty has been strongly attacked on conceptual grounds by Anthony Leeds in and earlier on other grounds as well by Charles Valentine Updated Media sources 1 About encyclopedia. New York: Random House. Lewis, Oscar oxford. Lewis legally changed Osfar surname during graduate school. Get Lewus Copy.
Lewis also developed a novel ethnographic method that relied on a combination of tape-recorded interviews, material culture analysis and psychological examination.
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Minimal wear. Ships from the UK. Your purchase also supports literacy charities. Hardcover pp. Very good, no dust jacket. Locale: Puerto Rico; United States. Sociology, Family Life, Poverty, Sociology. First Printing. New York: Random House, Hard Cover. Very Good- with no dust jacket. First edition. Good in good dustwrapper. Please Note: This book has been transferred to Between the Covers from another database and might not be described to our usual standards.
Please inquire for more detailed condition information. Hardback in Dust Wrapper.. Dustwrapper worn and torn at the head, tail and corners with slight loss, laminate lifting at the spine.
Top edges of text block lightly spotted. Heavily bruised at the head, tail and corners of the boards. Text complete, clean and tight.. The book is in stock and ships from the rustic nirvana of Peasedown St. Condition Dustwrapper worn and torn at the head, tail and corners with slight loss, laminate lifting at the. Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition but dustjacket is slightly worn. A study of poverty in the United States. Concentrates on the urban scene and especially the urban slums.
Includes an Index. Random House. Probable first edition. Binding a little shaken, but no real issues. Pages unmarked but slightly yellowed. Dustjacket is discolored and has a little wear on edges, including one small tear on back. They are at least reading copies, complete and in reasonable condition, but usually secondhand; frequently they are superior examples.
Ordering more than one book will reduce your overall postage cost. Seller: Hard To Find Books. San Juan and New York. Tall 8vo, cloth. NY, Seller: Argosy Book Store. Oscar Lewis is best known for his vivid depictions of the lives of slum dwellers and his argument that a cross-generational culture of poverty among poor people transcends national boundaries. Lewis contended that the cultural similarities occurred because they were "common adaptations to common problems" and that "the culture of poverty is both an adaptation and a reaction of the poor to their marginal position in a class-stratified, highly individualistic, capitalistic society.
Large closed tear to front of jacket.. First Edition. Seller: buyhereforbestdeals Condition: Fair. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. The dust jacket is missing. HarperCollins Distribution Services, Pictorial paper covers.
Pages and binding are presentable with no major defects. Minor issues present such as mild cracking, inscriptions, inserts, light foxing, tanning and thumb marking. Overall a good condition item. Paper cover has mild edge wear with light rubbing and creasing.
Some light marking and sunning. Very Good condition. Very Good dust jacket. Good condition. Good dust jacket. Slightly dampstained. A Vintage Giant, Disclaimer:A readable copy.
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Discover new books on Goodreads. Around the World: Thing Two's Trek The first major publication with this focus was Five Families, about families who lived in Mexico City. I should have read this book decades ago when my mama read it. Susan M. While Oscar Lewis is most well known for the culture of poverty concept, several of his other accomplishments were much more lasting. Refresh and try again.
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Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. The Similar way of expression and text is the manner in which I am accustomed. Very easy to read. I should have read this book decades ago when my mama read it. But worth the wait and experience. Culturally, unique but eerily familiar as it emphasizes same topics as discussed in my own household. Jul 14, Aida rated it it was amazing.
Its basically accurate to what percentage?? How do I know what they are saying is all truth? The author was awesome and I got to meet him when i was younger I did read the book by accident one day It was unbelievable, yet when I read things in this book View 1 comment. Jun 15, Patti Overholt rated it it was amazing. I was introduced to Oscar Lewis in a sociology class in I thought I had read of his works but just discovered two more through Goodreads.
His writings make the people come alive. From time to time, I still find myself thinking of the individuals he wrote about. Jun 17, Beth Miller rated it really liked it Shelves: The interview style made La Vida very readable and relatable and I am grateful to learn more about the victories and struggles of a Puerto Rican family in NYC. Mar 21, Leeann Jorgensen rated it really liked it.
The study of families of Puerto Rico and New York living in poverty. Character study and sociological comment. Jul 11, Nelly rated it really liked it. Apr 20, Amanda rated it liked it Shelves: sociology-education. Ethnography of a Puerto Rican family - greate window into their lives with an unflinching look at povery, sexuality and power, family.
A bit long but good trip. Feb 12, Rosalie rated it really liked it Shelves: read-before I don't remember if I read Oscar Lewis for a class in college or if I just rad them, but they have stayed with me for many years. Jan 03, Julie p rated it really liked it. Robert Hibbard rated it really liked it Jan 19, Steven rated it really liked it Sep 05, Elif rated it really liked it Apr 24, Sandeep Kaur rated it it was amazing Mar 12, Marisol Molestina rated it really liked it Feb 13, Brian rated it really liked it Jan 06, Peri rated it it was amazing Apr 06, Karla rated it it was ok Jan 21, Debbie Clinton Holden rated it it was amazing Jun 21, Melissa Araujo rated it liked it Nov 02, Jeannie rated it really liked it Apr 14, Dallas Schiegg rated it it was amazing Jan 01, Ewelina Rasala rated it really liked it Oct 31, Craig Herbertson rated it really liked it Feb 24, Hasan Karadeniz rated it it was amazing Oct 13, Susan Asch rated it it was amazing Jan 19, Najma Begam rated it it was amazing Sep 04, Rossy Espinoza rated it really liked it May 14, Dave rated it really liked it Oct 20, Marian Alvarado rated it really liked it Jan 21, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
About Oscar Lewis. Oscar Lewis. He received his PhD in anthropology from Columbia University in , and taught at Brooklyn College and Washington University before helping to found the anthropology department at the University of Illinois, where he was a professor from until his death. From his first visit to Mexico in , Mexican peasants and city dwellers were among his major interests. Some of his best-known articles were collected in Anthropological Essays The recipient of many distinguished grants and fellowships, including two Guggenheims, Lewis was a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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