Hoover Crips

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Hoover Crips is the product of field interviews with Crip gang members in South Central Los Angeles, California. Older gang members offer a dramatic portrayal of their life experiences within a social world beset by gangster politics. The book reveals the Hoover street gang is a community institution that significantly impacts the lifestyle choices of Black male residents. The main feature of the book is its insider's view of gangs. Unique information gathered by Professor Steven R. Cureton includes: · the origins and current state of the Hoover community, gang, and residents · insight into the subculture of gang membership, reputation building, and hustling drugs, guns, and people for survival · the balance between humanity, civility, peace, and war in gang life · and new discoveries relative to Black residency in a gang-dominated environment. The study concludes with a "where they are now" for the participants in the interviews. This book is recommended for courses in deviance, juvenile delinquency, criminology, cultural deviance, urban communities/sociology of communities, race in America, Black experiences, race relations, race and ethnic relations, qualitative research methodology, and ethnographic research.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761838883
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 1/1/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 90
  • Sales rank: 710,284
  • Product dimensions: 0.22 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Steven R. Cureton is associate professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Professor Cureton has published in the Journal of Gang Research, the Journal of Criminal Justice, the Journal of Black Studies, and African-American Research Perspectives. His work also appears in Ron Huff's Gangs in America III and Markowitz and Brown's The System in Black and White: Exploring the Connections between Race, Crime, and Justice.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Preface Part 2 Acknowledgements Chapter 3 South Central's Crip and Hoover Phenomenon Chapter 4 Origins of the Crip Gang Chapter 5 Emergent Gangsterism Perspective (EGP) Chapter 6 Introducing Hoover's Original Gangsters Chapter 7 Oral History of Hoover Chapter 8 Hoover Crip Nostaliga: 1970 through 1980 Chapter 9 Contemporary Hoover: 1990 through 2005 Chapter 10 Hoover: Not Just a gang but a Way of Life Chapter 11 The Game: Gang Affliation, Gang Members, and Gang Bangers Chapter 12 Gang Joining Chapter 13 Reputation Building, Hustling, and Territorial Claims Chapter 14 Peace and War Chapter 15 When There Is Peace Chapter 16 When There Is War Chapter 17 Death Has Residency in the Ghetto Chapter 18 Now You Know Chapter 19 Gang Research Discovery Chapter 20 Where Are They Now? Chapter 21 Afterthoughts Part 22 Appendix Part 23 Limited Research on Black Gangs Part 24 Methodology Part 25 References

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