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Views from the Streets The Transformation of Gangs and Violence on Chicago's South Side

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ISBN-10: 0231187734

ISBN-13: 9780231187732

Edition: 2019

Authors: Roberto Aspholm

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Chicago has long served as a symbol of urban pathology in the public imagination. The city's staggering levels of violence and entrenched gang culture occupy a central place in the national discourse, yet remain poorly understood and are often stereotyped. Views from the Streets explains the dramatic transformation of black street gangs on Chicago's South Side during the early twenty-first century, shedding new light on why gang violence persists and what might be done to address it. Drawing on years of community work and in-depth interviews with gang members, Roberto R. Aspholm describes in vivid detail the internal rebellions that shattered the city's infamous corporate-style African…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2019
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 2/4/2020
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 0.62" wide x 0.91" long x 0.06" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English