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Gangs

Author: Richard Swift
Publisher: Toronto : Groundwood Books, ©2011.
Series: Groundwork guides.
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"Street gangs have exploded in popularity worldwide. Tattoos, baggy pants, tagging, gangsta style clothes -- this unspoken threat is always just around the corner in most of the world's major cities. In search of a sense of identity and belonging that their world has denied them, young people are pushed into gangs by a witch's brew of violence, guns, drugs, racism, poverty, families under pressure, and ever-widening  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Swift, Richard.
Gangs.
Toronto : Groundwood Books, ©2011
(OCoLC)656450994
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Swift
ISBN: 9781554982240 1554982243
OCLC Number: 779828782
Description: 1 online resource (144 pages).
Contents: Gangs are everywhere --
Gangs and poverty --
The underground economy --
Gangs and their communities --
Gang appeal --
The politics of gangs --
The assault on youth --
A future with gangs --
Gang vocabulary --
Gangs timeline.
Series Title: Groundwork guides.
Responsibility: Richard Swift.
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"Street gangs have exploded in popularity worldwide. Tattoos, baggy pants, tagging, gangsta style clothes -- this unspoken threat is always just around the corner in most of the world's major cities. In search of a sense of identity and belonging that their world has denied them, young people are pushed into gangs by a witch's brew of violence, guns, drugs, racism, poverty, families under pressure, and ever-widening slums. Gangs exposes the roots of the problem, from the bidonvilles of France to the favelas of Brazil. It offers a startling analysis of the complicity of the adult world, as well as well as hard-hitting reforms that might just undermine the appeal of gang life. Most of all, it shows that we fail to understand gangs at our peril"--Provided by publisher.

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