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The Resource Vampires, Dragons, and Egyptian Kings : Youth Gangs in Postwar New York, (electronic resource)

Vampires, Dragons, and Egyptian Kings : Youth Gangs in Postwar New York, (electronic resource)

Label
Vampires, Dragons, and Egyptian Kings : Youth Gangs in Postwar New York
Title
Vampires, Dragons, and Egyptian Kings
Title remainder
Youth Gangs in Postwar New York
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"They called themselves "Vampires," "Dragons," and "Egyptian Kings." They were divided by race, ethnicity, and neighborhood boundaries, but united by common styles, slang, and codes of honor. They fought - and sometimes killed - to protect and expand their territories. In postwar New York, youth gangs were a colorful and controversial part of the urban landscape, made famous by West Side Story and infamous by the media. This is the first historical study to explore fully the culture of these gangs. Eric Schneider takes us into a world of switchblades and slums, zoot suits and bebop music to explain why youth gangs emerged, how they evolved, and why young men found membership and the violence it involved so attractive." "Schneider focuses on the years from 1940 to 1975, but takes us up to the present in his conclusion, showing how youth gangs are no longer social organizations but economic units tied to the underground economy."--Jacket
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schneider, Eric C
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Gangs
  • Gangs
  • Gangs
  • New York (State)
  • Jeugdbenden
  • Jugendbande
  • Jugendkriminalität
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
Label
Vampires, Dragons, and Egyptian Kings : Youth Gangs in Postwar New York, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-318) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover Page -- Half-title Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication Page -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgment -- Preface: Crossing 96th Street -- Introduction: The Capeman and the Vampires -- Chapter One: Remaking New York -- Chapter Two: Discovering Gangs: The Role of Race in the 1940s -- Chapter Three: Defending Place: Ethnicity and Territory -- Chapter Four: Becoming Men: The Use of the Streets in Defining Masculinity -- Chapter Five: Making a Gang Culture: Form, Style, and Ritual in the Gang World -- Chapter Six: Leaving the Gang: Pathways into Adulthood
  • Chapter Seven: Intervening in Gangs: The Problems and Possibilities of Social Work -- Chapter Eight: Drugs, Politics, and Gangs, 1960-1975 -- Conclusion: Comparing Gangs: Contemporary Gangs in Historical Perspective -- Notes -- Index
Control code
on1225551104
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (358 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691223308
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv1826bg6
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1225551104
Label
Vampires, Dragons, and Egyptian Kings : Youth Gangs in Postwar New York, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-318) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover Page -- Half-title Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication Page -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgment -- Preface: Crossing 96th Street -- Introduction: The Capeman and the Vampires -- Chapter One: Remaking New York -- Chapter Two: Discovering Gangs: The Role of Race in the 1940s -- Chapter Three: Defending Place: Ethnicity and Territory -- Chapter Four: Becoming Men: The Use of the Streets in Defining Masculinity -- Chapter Five: Making a Gang Culture: Form, Style, and Ritual in the Gang World -- Chapter Six: Leaving the Gang: Pathways into Adulthood
  • Chapter Seven: Intervening in Gangs: The Problems and Possibilities of Social Work -- Chapter Eight: Drugs, Politics, and Gangs, 1960-1975 -- Conclusion: Comparing Gangs: Contemporary Gangs in Historical Perspective -- Notes -- Index
Control code
on1225551104
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (358 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691223308
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv1826bg6
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1225551104

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