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Structural Analysis in the Social Sciences : In Search of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio Series Number 10 - Philippe Bourgois

Structural Analysis in the Social Sciences

In Search of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio Series Number 10

Paperback Published: 28th April 2003
ISBN: 9780521017114
Number Of Pages: 432

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Philippe Bourgois's ethnographic study of social marginalization in inner-city America, won critical acclaim when it was first published in 1995. For the first time, an anthropologist had managed to gain the trust and long-term friendship of street-level drug dealers in one of the roughest ghetto neighborhoods--East Harlem. This new edition adds a prologue describing the major dynamics that have altered life on the streets of East Harlem in the seven years since the first edition. In a new epilogue Bourgois brings up to date the stories of the people--Primo, Caesat, Luis, Tony, Candy--who readers come to know in this remarkable window onto the world of the inner city drug trade. Philippe Bourgois is Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He has conducted fieldwork in Central America on ethnicity and social unrest and is the author of Ethnicity at Work: Divided Labor on a Central American Banana Plantation (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989). He is writing a book on homeless heroin addicts in San Francisco. 1/e hb ISBN (1996) 0-521-43518-8 1/e pb ISBN (1996) 0-521-57460-9

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'... rich interview and observational data is used to tell the stories of the residents ... It is clear that Bourgois is a very skilled ethnographer and the book is testimony to that.' Sociology '... an impressive book. The beautifully written and well organised ethnography gives an insight into the drug scene culture with its harsh and shocking details of violence. ... a masterpiece of ethnographic description ...' Medische Anthropologie

Preface to the 2001 second edition
Introduction
Violating a Partheid in the United States
A street history of El Barrio
Crackhouse management: addiction, discipline, and dignity
'Goin' legit': disrespect and resistance at work
School days: learning to be a better criminal
Redrawing the gender line on the street
Families and children in pain
Vulnerable fathers
Conclusion;
Epilogue 2001
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ISBN: 9780521017114
ISBN-10: 0521017114
Series: Structural Analysis in the Social Sciences
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 28th April 2003
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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