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Author Bourgois, Philippe I., 1956-

Title In search of respect : selling crack in El Barrio / Philippe Bourgois.

Publication Info. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  363.45 B773I    Check Shelf
Edition Second edition.
Description xxiii, 407 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Structural analysis in the social sciences.
Structural analysis in the social sciences.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 378-392) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Violating apartheid 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 -- Epilogue 2003.
Summary (Publisher-supplied data) 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.
Subject Crack (Drug) -- New York (State) -- New York.
Drug traffic -- New York (State) -- New York.
Hispanic Americans -- Drug use -- New York (State) -- New York.
Hispanic Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social conditions.
African Americans -- Drug use -- New York (State) -- New York.
Informal sector (Economics) -- New York (State) -- New York.
Marginality, Social -- New York (State) -- New York.
East Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Economic conditions.
East Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Social conditions.
New York (N.Y.) -- Economic conditions.
New York (N.Y.) -- Social conditions.
Cocaine-Related Disorders -- New York (State) -- New York.
Hispanic or Latino -- New York (State) -- New York.
Interpersonal Relations -- New York (State) -- New York.
Social Alienation -- New York (State) -- New York.
Socioeconomic Factors -- New York (State) -- New York.
Illicit Drugs -- New York (State) -- New York.
ISBN 0521815622
0521017114 paperback
9780521017114 paperback
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