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The Resource Youth street gangs : a critical appraisal, David C. Brotherton

Youth street gangs : a critical appraisal, David C. Brotherton

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Youth street gangs : a critical appraisal
Title
Youth street gangs
Title remainder
a critical appraisal
Statement of responsibility
David C. Brotherton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Gangs have been heavily pathologized in the last several decades. In comparison to the pioneering Chicago School's work on gangs in the 1920s we have moved away from a humanistic appraisal of and sensitivity toward the phenomenon and have allowed the gang to become a highly plastic folk devil outside of history. This pathologization of the gang has particularly negative consequences for democracy in an age of punishment, cruelty and coercive social control. This is the central thesis of David Brotherton's new and highly contentious book on street gangs. Drawing on a wealth of highly acclaimed original research, Brotherton explores the socially layered practices of street gangs, including community movements, cultural projects and sites of social resistance. The book also critically reviews gang theory and the geographical trajectories of streets gangs from New York and Puerto Rico to Europe, the Caribbean and South America, as well as state-sponsored reactions and the enabling role of orthodox criminology. In opposition to the dominant gang discourses, Brotherton proposes the development of a critical studies approach to gangs and concludes by making a plea for researchers to engage the gang reflexively, paying attention to the contradictory agency of the gang and what gang members actually tell us." -- Publisher's description
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Brotherton, David
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6439.U5
LC item number
B75 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New directions in critical criminology
Series volume
10
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gangs
  • Juvenile delinquency
  • Problem youth
  • Gangs
  • Juvenile delinquency
  • Problem youth
  • United States
  • Benden (criminaliteit)
  • Jeugdcriminaliteit
  • Verenigde Staten
  • Gäng
  • Ungdomsbrottslighet
  • Kriminologi
Label
Youth street gangs : a critical appraisal, David C. Brotherton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gangs and the community: history from below -- Divergent gazes: from humanism to Hobbesian positivism and social reproduction -- Gangs and situated resistance: agency, structure, culture and politics -- Studying the gang critically -- Imagining gangs: from fold devils to objects of desire -- Reflections from the field -- The need for a critical gang studies -- Conclusion
Control code
869264200
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xvii, 228 pages
Isbn
9780415856270
Lccn
2014038940
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025044515
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)869264200
Label
Youth street gangs : a critical appraisal, David C. Brotherton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gangs and the community: history from below -- Divergent gazes: from humanism to Hobbesian positivism and social reproduction -- Gangs and situated resistance: agency, structure, culture and politics -- Studying the gang critically -- Imagining gangs: from fold devils to objects of desire -- Reflections from the field -- The need for a critical gang studies -- Conclusion
Control code
869264200
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xvii, 228 pages
Isbn
9780415856270
Lccn
2014038940
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025044515
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)869264200

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