Urban Legends: Gang Identity in the Post-Industrial City

Urban Legends: Gang Identity in the Post-Industrial City

by Alistair Fraser


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198728610
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 07/14/2015
Series: Clarendon Studies in Criminology Series
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Dr. Alistair Fraser is Assistant Professor in Criminology at the Department of Sociology, University of Hong Kong. Prior to joining the University of Hong Kong, he worked as a Research Assistant at the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research, carrying out a variety of funded research projects on youth violence, community policing, female offending, and oral history. His interests lie particularly in the study of youth crime and justice in a global and comparative context, with specialist expertise in the field of youth gangs.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Shifting Definitions
3. A Global Sociological Imagination
4. City as Lens
5. Best Laid Schemes
6. Street Habitus
7. Redundant Hardmen
8. Learning to Leisure
9. Generations of Gangs
10. Conclusion

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