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Real gangstas : legitimacy, reputation, and violence in the intergang environment

Author: Timothy R Lauger
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2012.
Series: Critical issues in crime and society.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on 18 months of qualitative research on the streets of Indianapolis, Indiana. The author interviewed and observed a mix of 55 gang members, former gang members, and non-gang street offenders, spending much time with the "Down for Whatever Boyz" gang.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy R Lauger
ISBN: 9780813553733 0813553733 9780813553740 0813553741 9780813553757 081355375X
OCLC Number: 767256329
Description: viii, 253 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Gangs and their environments --
Joining a gang --
The dilution narrative: an understanding that some gang members are not "real" --
The paradox of legitimacy --
Known in Naptown --
Teenage gossip and the presentation of self --
The violent encounter --
Hope, intervention, and tragedy --
Appendix: Researching gangs.
Series Title: Critical issues in crime and society.
Responsibility: Timothy R. Lauger.

Abstract:

Based on 18 months of qualitative research on the streets of Indianapolis, Indiana. The author interviewed and observed a mix of 55 gang members, former gang members, and non-gang street offenders, spending much time with the "Down for Whatever Boyz" gang.
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"Lauger's unique theoretical orientation makes for a compelling, highly readable, and engaging analysis of the gang field."--Jody Miller"One of the Guys: Girls, Gangs, and Gender" (03/16/2012)

 
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