In Search of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio (Structural Analysis in the Social Sciences)

By: Bourgois, Philippe

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5th printing. 1998 Trade Paperback. xii, 392 pp. In this compelling study of the crack business in East Harlem, Philippe Bourgois argues that a cultural struggle for respect has led some residents of 'El Barrio' away from the legal job market, and into a downward spiral of crime and poverty. During his many years living in the neighborhood, Bourgois eventually gained the confianza of enough Barrio residents to present their hopes, plans, and disappointments in their own words. The result is an engaging and often disturbing look at the problems of the inner-city, America's greatest domestic failing.

Title: In Search of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio (Structural Analysis in the Social Sciences)

Author: Bourgois, Philippe

Categories: Sociology, Anthropology,

Edition: 5th Printing

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 1998

ISBN Number: 0521574609

ISBN Number 13: 9780521574600

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 2263569

Keywords: ANTHROPOLOGY URBAN LIFE DRUG CULTURE,