The Crooked Ladder: Gangsters, Ethnicity, and the American Dream / Edition 1

The Crooked Ladder: Gangsters, Ethnicity, and the American Dream / Edition 1

by James M. O'Kane
ISBN-10:
076580994X
ISBN-13:
9780765809940
Pub. Date:
01/30/2002
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis

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The Crooked Ladder: Gangsters, Ethnicity, and the American Dream / Edition 1

Ethnic organized crime is a phenomenon that has been largely ignored by social scientists and historians, and dismissed as a subject not to be taken too seriously by those researching the mobility patterns of their own ethnic ancestors or current minority newcomers, The Crooked Ladder represents a groundbreaking attempt to describe how some members of ethnic minorities have utilized organized crime as one vehicle of upward mobility, advancing from lower-class status to middle-class power and respectability.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780765809940
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/30/2002
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

James M. O'Kane is a professor of sociology at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. He is the author of Pamplona: A Sociological Analysis of Migration and Urban Adaptation Patterns, and The Crooked Ladder: Gangsters, Ethnicity, and the American Dream, published by Transaction. He has authored numerous articles and professional papers.

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