In Search of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio / Edition 1

In Search of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio / Edition 1

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by Philippe Bourgois
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521574609

ISBN-13: 9780521574600

Pub. Date: 08/28/1996

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

For the first time, an anthropologist has managed to gain the confianza and long-term friendship of street-level drug dealers in one of the roughest ghetto neighborhoods in the United States - East Harlem. For four years, the author had completely free rein to observe, tape-record, and photograph every facet of the lives of some two dozen Puerto Rican crack dealers.…  See more details below

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For the first time, an anthropologist has managed to gain the confianza and long-term friendship of street-level drug dealers in one of the roughest ghetto neighborhoods in the United States - East Harlem. For four years, the author had completely free rein to observe, tape-record, and photograph every facet of the lives of some two dozen Puerto Rican crack dealers. By presenting their crack-house conversations in context, he conveys in their own words the most intimate and taboo details of their personal lives: from violent crime and gang rape, to tender friendships and childhood dreams of glory and dignity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521574600
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/1996
Series:
Structural Analysis in the Social Sciences Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface to the 2003 Second Edition
Introduction1
1Violating Apartheid in the United States19
2A Street History of El Barrio48
3Crackhouse Management: Addiction, Discipline, and Dignity77
4"Goin' Legit": Disrespect and Resistance at Work114
5School Days: Learning to be a Better Criminal174
6Redrawing the Gender Line on the Street213
7Families and Children in Pain259
8Vulnerable Fathers287
9Conclusion318
Epilogue328
Epilogue 2003339
Notes352
Bibliography378
Index393

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In Search of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is incredibly useful in gaining a greater understanding of the lives of those who participate in the illegal market. Though it is based in the 1990s, I find that it is still relevant and rings true to many of the same issues we face today.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Striking, horrific at times and ultimately enlightening, this book rips away the facade we'd like to see and gets to what is. It gets to the heart of the struggles those in El Barrio of New York must face. Their viable options are few, their solutions repellent, but these are real people. For a look inside the El Barrio of the nineties, read this book!