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In Search of Respect

In Search of Respect
Selling Crack in El Barrio

2nd Edition


Part of Structural Analysis in the Social Sciences

  • Date Published: February 2003
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521017114

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  • In Search of Respect, Philippe Bourgois's now-classic, ethnographic study of social marginalization in inner-city America, won critical acclaim after it was first published in 1995 and in 1997 was awarded the Margaret Mead Award. For the first time, an anthropologist had managed to gain the trust and long-term friendship of street-level drug dealers in one of the roughest ghetto neighborhoods in the United States - East Harlem. This edition adds a prologue describing the major dynamics in America that have altered life on the streets of East Harlem in the six years since the first edition. Bourgois, in a new epilogue, brings up to date the stories of the people - Primo, Caesar, Luis, Tony, Candy - who readers come to know in this remarkable window onto the world of the inner-city drug trade.

    • New prologue and epilogue bring this story up to date
    • Eyewitness account of violence, crime, substance abuse, sexual abuse, domestic strife, and family crisis in the ghetto
    • Theoretical discussion of the intersection of race, class, gender, individual responsibility, and social structural constraints in creating the problems of the inner city
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    Reviews & endorsements

    '… rich interview and observational data is used to tell the stories of the residents … It is clear that Bourgois is a very skilled ethnographer and the book is testimony to that.' Sociology

    '… an impressive book. The beautifully written and well organised ethnography gives an insight into the drug scene culture with its harsh and shocking details of violence. … a masterpiece of ethnographic description …' Medische Anthropologie

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: February 2003
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521017114
    • length: 432 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.7kg
    • contains: 16 b/w illus. 1 table
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface to the 2001 second edition
    1. Violating apartheid in the United States
    2. A street history of El Barrio
    3. Crackhouse management: addiction, discipline, and dignity
    4. 'Goin' legit': disrespect and resistance at work
    5. School days: learning to be a better criminal
    6. Redrawing the gender line on the street
    7. Families and children in pain
    8. Vulnerable fathers
    9. Conclusion
    Epilogue 2001.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Advanced Analysis of Drugs
    • Advanced Cultural Anthropology
    • American Ethnic Diversity
    • American Ethnography
    • Anthropology of Law
    • Anthropology of Poverty and Welfare
    • Anthropology of Race in America
    • Anthropology of Sex & Gender
    • Applied Anthropology
    • Asian, Latina/o, and African-American 'Gangs' in NY and California: Stereotypes and Realities
    • Capitalism & Its Discontents
    • Caribbean Migrations
    • Community Organizations and Analysis
    • Concepts and Methods in Cultural Anthropology
    • Concepts of Society and Culture
    • Contemporary Social Issues
    • Criminology (2 sections of 40 each)
    • Critical Issues in Crime & Justice
    • Critical Issues in Education
    • Cultural Anthropology & Human Diversity
    • Cultural Anthropology and Human Diversity
    • Culture and Society
    • Cultures of the World
    • Dazed and confused: US Drug & Alcohol Politics
    • Deviance in U.S. Society
    • Diversity in the US
    • Drugs In Society
    • Drugs and Germs in Global Trade and Empire
    • Drugs in World History
    • Ethnograhpic Methods
    • Ethnographic Analysis
    • Ethnographic Methods
    • Ethnographic Theory and Practice
    • Ethnography
    • Ethnography in Anthropology
    • Explorations in Culture and Society
    • Exploring Cross-Cultural Diversity
    • Frontiers of Cultural Anthropology
    • General Anthropology
    • Global Diversity
    • History of Anthropological Thought
    • Human Behavior and the Social Environment ll
    • Intro to Anthropology
    • Intro to Cultural Anthropology
    • Intro to Sociocultural Anthropology (Need *6* copies)
    • Introduction to ALANA U.S. Ethnic Studies
    • Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology
    • Investigating Culture
    • Kinship and Social Organization
    • Latinos in the US
    • Medical Anthropology: Alcohol/Drug Use and Abuse
    • Methods in Cultural Anthropology
    • Minorities in the Modern World
    • Nature of Crime
    • Oral History: Theory and Practice
    • Peoples and Cultures of the World
    • Poverty & Culture
    • Power, Domination, Resistance
    • Problems in Latin American Social History
    • Qualitative Research Methods in Criminology & Criminal Justice
    • Race and Place: A Philadelphia Story
    • Research Methods in Criminal Justice
    • Research Methods in Urban and Environmental Policy
    • Sociocultural Anthropology ll
    • Sociology of Alcohol and Drugs
    • Sociology of Deviance
    • Sociology of Latinos in the US
    • Studies in Urbanization
    • The History of Addiction
    • The ethnographic perspective in practice
    • Theories of Crime Causation
    • Theory in Practice
    • Tutorial in Social and Cultural Anthropology
    • US in the Twentieth Century
    • Urban Inequality and Marginality: Tropes and Tools
    • Urban Sociology
    • Varieties of Human Experiences
    • Violence in the Andes: Coca, Conflict, and Control
    • World Ethnographies
    • Writing about Culture
  • Author

    Philippe Bourgois, San Francisco State University

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