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Street gangs have exploded in popularity worldwide. Tattoos, baggy pants, tagging, gangsta style clothes — this unspoken threat is always just around the corner in most of the world's major cities. In search of a sense of identity and belonging that their world has denied them, young people are pushed into gangs by a witchs brew of violence, guns, drugs, racism, poverty, families under pressure, and ever-widening slums. Gangs exposes the roots of the problem, from the bidonvilles of France to the favelas of Brazil. It offers a startling analysis of the complicity of the adult world, as well as hard-hitting reforms that might just undermine the appeal of gang life. Most of all, it shows that we fail to understand gangs at our peril.

About the Author

Richard Swift is an internationally regarded journalist and former editor of New Internationalist magazine. He has done stories from many parts of the world on issues as varied as famine and the plight of farmers, slums, the prison system and struggles for national liberation. Swift is author of The No-Nonsense Guide to Democracy and Trigger Issues: Mosquito, and editor of Ties That Bind: Canada and the Third World. He has also worked as a radio journalist. He lives in Toronto.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780888999788
Author:
Swift, Richard
Publisher:
Groundwood Books
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Sociology
Subject:
Crime-Criminology
Edition Description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Series:
Groundwork Guides
Publication Date:
20120331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 8
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Charts, tables
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in
Age Level:
from 14

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History and Social Science » Crime » Criminology
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Young Adult » Nonfiction » History and Sociology
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