Sociology Dept.

“The Cosmopolitan Canopy: Challenges for Civil Society”

By Barbara Rea on December 9, 2015 in / No Comments

Elijah Anderson's concept of the "cosmopolitan canopy" is that urban island of civility that exists among the ghettos, suburbs, and ethnic enclaves where segregation is the norm. In these spaces, all kinds of city dwellers co-exist, and by doing so, reinforce and spread tolerance through contact ...