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Random family : love, drugs, trouble, and coming of age in the Bronx

Author: Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
Publisher: New York : Scribner, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Follows two teenagers coming of age in the midst of the Bronx drug trade as they experience budding sexuality, teen parenthood, and gang identity in a social examination of the challenges of family life in the face of violence.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Case studies
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
ISBN: 0684863871 9780684863870 9780965617475 0965617475 0743254430 9780743254434
OCLC Number: 50123528
Awards: National Book Critics Circle Award finalist: General Nonfiction, 2003.
Description: 408 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Early themes that re-appear in new forms --
The early classics of legal ethnography --
Present thematic approaches.
Responsibility: Adrian Nicole LeBlanc.
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