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In Search of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio (Structural Analysis in the Social Sciences #10)

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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.

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"[R]ich 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

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This new edition of Bourgois's ethnographic study of social marginalization in inner-city America adds a prologue describing changes in the 1990s that have altered life on the streets of East Harlem. A new epilogue brings up to date the stories of the dealers and denizens who readers come to know.

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This new edition brings this study of inner-city life up to date.

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Preface to the 2001 second edition
Introduction
1. Violating apartheid in the United States
2. A street history of El Barrio
3. Crackhouse management: addiction, discipline, and dignity
4. 'Goin' legit': disrespect and resistance at work
5. School days: learning to be a better criminal
6. Redrawing the gender line on the street
7. Families and children in pain
8. Vulnerable fathers
9. Conclusion

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DianaDream84, July 25, 2012 (view all comments by DianaDream84)
This book is an excellent chronicle regarding the life of those who deal with narcotics on a daily basis. It takes us into a well detailed and informative journey through a world most of us would not have access to otherwise. Bourgois is indeed an excellent ethnographer and the praises for the book are very on point. However as a reader, I kept waiting for the version of those who are not involved in drug trafficking but live amongst those who do. How is life for them? Still, this is a very complete and superbly documented piece of work.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780521017114
Author:
Bourgois, Philippe
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Granovetter, Mark
Author:
Granovetter, Mark
Location:
New York
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Hispanic americans
Subject:
Marginality, Social
Subject:
New York
Subject:
Narcotics dealers
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Drug traffic
Subject:
Drug traffic -- New York (State) -- New York.
Subject:
Crack (Drug) -- New York (State) -- New York.
Subject:
Hispanic Americans -- Drug use -- New York (State) -- New York.
Subject:
Informal sector
Subject:
East Harlem
Subject:
Crack
Subject:
African Americans--Drug use--New York (State)--New York
Subject:
African Americans--New York (State)--New York--Social conditions
Subject:
Hispanic Americans -- New York (State).
Subject:
Sociology-Urban Studies
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Structural Analysis in the Social Sciences
Series Volume:
11
Publication Date:
20021231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 b/w illus. 1 table
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.82x6.06x.76 in. 1.25 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This new edition of Bourgois's ethnographic study of social marginalization in inner-city America adds a prologue describing changes in the 1990s that have altered life on the streets of East Harlem. A new epilogue brings up to date the stories of the dealers and denizens who readers come to know.
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