Doing the Business: Entrepreneurship, the Working Class, and Detectives in the East End of London by Dick Hobbs, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Doing the Business: Entrepreneurship, the Working Class, and Detectives in the East End of London

Doing the Business: Entrepreneurship, the Working Class, and Detectives in the East End of London

by Dick Hobbs
     
 

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'Ducking and Diving' and 'Wheeling and Dealing' are all part of everyday life in London's East End. This book, winner of the 1989 Philip Abrams Memorial Prize (awarded by the British Sociological Association for a first book from a newcomer) examines, through the deft and ultimately compelling use of the ethnographic method, the development of both the East End

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'Ducking and Diving' and 'Wheeling and Dealing' are all part of everyday life in London's East End. This book, winner of the 1989 Philip Abrams Memorial Prize (awarded by the British Sociological Association for a first book from a newcomer) examines, through the deft and ultimately compelling use of the ethnographic method, the development of both the East End 'grafters' and 'jump-up merchants' and the CID; and looks at how individuals and institutions adapt and integrate to accommodate the area's unique economy. This book will be of interest to every serious student of sociology, crime and criminology.

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"One the basis of fieldwork (and life experience) and a tour-de-force revisionist history of policing, Dick Hobbs presents a rich and systematic dramaturgical analysis of a way of life and a style of policing."—American Journal of Sociology

"Everybody has a vision of the East End. It could be a foggy Victorian street filled with Michael Caine soundalikes, jolly Cockneys eating jellied eels and having a good knees up, wide boys and spivs shifting dubiously obtained consumer items down the market....Hobb's vision of the East End absorbs all those ideas and more...a fascinating overall picture of East End culture."—New Statesman and Society

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198258322
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
0.10(w) x 0.10(h) x 0.10(d)

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University of Durham

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