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The Resource Gangs of Russia : from the streets to the corridors of power, Svetlana Stephenson

Gangs of Russia : from the streets to the corridors of power, Svetlana Stephenson

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Gangs of Russia : from the streets to the corridors of power
Title
Gangs of Russia
Title remainder
from the streets to the corridors of power
Statement of responsibility
Svetlana Stephenson
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Since their spectacular rise in the 1990s, Russian gangs have remained entrenched in many parts of the country. Some gang members have perished in gang wars or ended up behind prison bars, while others have made spectacular careers off the streets and joined the Russian elite. But the rank and file of gangs remain substantially incorporated into their communities and society as a whole, with bonds and identities that bridge the worlds of illegal enterprise and legal respectability. In Gangs of Russia, Svetlana Stephenson explores the secretive world of the gangs. Using in-depth interviews with gang members, law enforcers, and residents in the city of Kazan, together with analyses of historical and sociological accounts from across Russia, she presents the history of gangs both before and after the arrival of market capitalism. Contrary to predominant notions of gangs as collections of maladjusted delinquents or illegal enterprises, Stephenson argues, Russian gangs should be seen as traditional, close-knit male groups with deep links to their communities. Stephenson shows that gangs have long been intricately involved with the police and other state structures in configurations that are both personal and economic. She also explains how the cultural orientations typical of gangs--emphasis on loyalty to one's own, showing toughness to outsiders, exacting revenge for perceived affronts and challenges--are not only found on the streets but are also present in the top echelons of today's Russian state
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1962-
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Stephenson, Svetlana
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Gangs
  • Organized crime
  • Political corruption
  • Russia (Federation)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • TRUE CRIME
  • Gangs
  • Organized crime
  • Political corruption
  • Social conditions
  • Russia (Federation)
Label
Gangs of Russia : from the streets to the corridors of power, Svetlana Stephenson
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Publication
Copyright
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Title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed August 18, 2015)
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In the shadow of the State -- The history of street organizations and gangs in Russia -- The transformation of gangs in the 1990s -- The business of gruppirovki: from predation to assimilation -- Gang organization -- Street trajectories -- The gang in the community -- Life according to the poniatiia: the gang's code -- Navigating the world of violence -- Gang culture and the wider Russian society
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ocn918561555
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501701689
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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JSTOR
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ebc3426001
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  • 3426001
  • 22573/ctt20dgpnb
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)918561555
Label
Gangs of Russia : from the streets to the corridors of power, Svetlana Stephenson
Publication
Copyright
Note
Title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed August 18, 2015)
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In the shadow of the State -- The history of street organizations and gangs in Russia -- The transformation of gangs in the 1990s -- The business of gruppirovki: from predation to assimilation -- Gang organization -- Street trajectories -- The gang in the community -- Life according to the poniatiia: the gang's code -- Navigating the world of violence -- Gang culture and the wider Russian society
Control code
ocn918561555
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501701689
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
ebc3426001
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 3426001
  • 22573/ctt20dgpnb
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)918561555

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