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suburban
used in The Tipping Point

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Definition
relating to a residential district located on the outskirts of a city (near the city, but far from the center of it)
  • The expression first came into popular use in the 1970s to describe the flight to the suburbs of whites living in the older cities of the American Northeast.
    Introduction (76% in)
  • In his classic 1974 study Getting a job, Granovetter looked at several hundred professional and technical workers from the Boston suburb of Newton, interviewing them in some detail on their employment history.
    Chapter 2 (40% in)
  • Move to the suburbs, to put as much distance as possible between yourself and the majority of criminals.
    Chapter 4 (96% in)
  • The first kid I knew who smoked was Billy G. We became friends in fifth grade, when the major distinctions in our suburban N.J. town—jocks, heads, brains — were beginning to form.
    Chapter 7 (35% in)

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