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Youth Street Gangs A Critical Appraisal

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ISBN-10: 0415856299

ISBN-13: 9780415856294

Edition: 2015

Authors: David C. Brotherton

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Gangs have been heavily pathologized in the last several decades. In comparison to the pioneering Chicago School work on gangs in the 1920’s we have moved away from a humanistic appraisal of and sensitivity toward the phenomenon and have allowed the gang to become a highly plastic folk devil.This is the central thesis of David Brotherton’s new and highly contentious book on street gangs. Drawing on a wealth of highly acclaimed original research, Brotherton explores the socially layered practices of street gangs; including community movements, cultural projects and sites of social protest. The book also examines geographical trajectories of streets gangs from New York and Puerto Rico to…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 5/5/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 228
Size: 5.12" wide x 7.80" long x 0.51" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English