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People and Folks Gangs, Crime and the Underclass in a Rustbelt City

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ISBN-10: 0941702464

ISBN-13: 9780941702461

Edition: 2nd 1998 (Revised)

Authors: John M. Hagedorn, Perry Macon, Joan Moore

List price: $19.95
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When People and Folks first appeared, William Julius Wilson called it "the most insightful book ever written on inner-city gangs" and "required reading for anyone seeking an understanding of gang activity in our large urban centers." It was also praised by Ron Huff as "a vicarious journey into the underbelly of a rustbelt city, the breeding ground of gangs--Underclass America." This gritty and poignant portrait of gang members has become a major contribution to the academic literature.The first edition of People and Folks broke new ground, influencing a generation of researchers. This expanded edition also offers provocative new insights into race and class, challenging accepted theories with fresh data from one of the most extensive studies ever undertaken of street gangs in a single city. In particular, Hagedorn questions prevailing assumptions about gang violence, drug use, and the cultural differences between the inner-city "underclass" and the suburban middle classes. Unlike many other gang studies, he explores the nature of gender for both male and female gangs members and examines the differences between male and female gangs.
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Lakeview Research, LLC
Publication date: 1/1/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 322
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English