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A sociological study on what has happened to role models for blacks in urban settings The author uses his associations with a group of black males from a local cafe to break down stereotypes of black inner city males. A good book to read on race Seem that the author wrote mostly from live observation and interviews A positive light that reflected a true image of the black man rather than the same old stereotype that all want to believe a refreshing type of book on the subject of race, its worth reading. [Free Book] ☨ Slim's Table: Race, Respectability, and Masculinity ☪ 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 Mr Duneier Sees The Subjects Of His Study As People And He Sees The Scale Of Their Lives As Fully Human, Rather Than As Diminished Versions Of Grander Lives Lived Elsewhere By People Of Another Color A Welcome Antidote To Trends In Both Journalism And Sociology Roger Wilkins, New York Times Book Review I don t have many uncles, men or colleagues to shoot the sh with as put in this book It felt like I was there at Slim s table, in the discussions, the debates, enjoying the scenery of the restaurant so vivid in my mind I loved the different view points of the patrons This book was easy to read for the most part but some of the vocabulary was challenging for me This is a book I own and will definitely re read in future. Enjoyable ethnography set in Valois, a cafeteria style restaurant in Hyde Park. Some interesting insights, but just too dry Couldn t finish it. Duneier s Slim s Table has been my introduction to ethnography So far, I m finding this compelling, exciting, useful.This January I m beginning a DMin program in contextual theology The syllabus of my first course is full of texts searching out the connection between ethnographic research and ecclesial praxis and thought From my current vantage point still eight weeks prior to my first class I m enad with the possibilities of bringing these conversations together.In picking up Duneier s ST, I m immediately aware that I m listening in on a conversation already in progress The conversations already well parceled out, with a lot of commonplace stories and a lot of debates about the modes, methods, and goals of ethnography ST also introduces me specifically into the discourse of urban ethnography The closing section of ST marks out Duneier s position in a number of debates about black working class masculinity on the edge of the ghetto Right now, I m content to listen in I have a lot to learn, a lot to discover about how and why people in this conversation are doing and saying and not saying what they are But I m excited to learn to listen better and, hopefully, get a better picture of what s going on. I really enjoyed this book Even as dated as it was, I imagine a communal space somewhere, where the old heads hold forth THe sociological concerns this book raises are multifold, among them the need for media to find the lowest of the low to stamp black morality on, instead of people like this the working poor and the middle class Lots to think about. Obviously written for an academic audience especially the final couple of chapters but worthwhile for general readers. What I found particularly interesting and relevant in this book was the discussion of a perceived innocence in relation to black people and communities I was reminded of the section of Coates s We Were Eight Years In Power where he talks about South Shore in Chicago and the big chunks of black America that are simply not visible in mainstream society, and the effects of that omission in the creation of black stereotypes Definitely a reminder to dig deeper and critically into what we think we know and understand about other communities.