Gang Life in Two Cities

Gang Life in Two Cities

An Insider's Journey

eBook - 2012
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Refusing to cast gangs in solely criminal terms, Robert J. Durâan, a former gang member turned scholar, recasts such groups as an adaptation to the racial oppression of colonization in the American Southwest. Developing a paradigm rooted in ethnographic research and almost two decades of direct experience with gangs, Durâan completes the first-ever study to follow so many marginalized groups so intensely for so long, revealing their core characteristics, behavior, and activities within two unlikely American cities. Durâan spent five years in Denver, Colorado, and Ogden, Utah, conducti.
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2012
ISBN: 9780231530965
023153096X
Characteristics: 1 online resource (404 pages)

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