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The Resource A world of gangs : armed young men and gangsta culture, John M. Hagedorn ; foreword by Mike Davis

A world of gangs : armed young men and gangsta culture, John M. Hagedorn ; foreword by Mike Davis

Label
A world of gangs : armed young men and gangsta culture
Title
A world of gangs
Title remainder
armed young men and gangsta culture
Statement of responsibility
John M. Hagedorn ; foreword by Mike Davis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For the more than a billion people who now live in urban slums, gangs are ubiquitous features of daily life. Though still most closely associated with American cities, gangs are an entrenched, worldwide phenomenon that play a significant role in a wide range of activities, from drug dealing to extortion to religious and political violence. In A World of Gangs, John Hagedorn explores this international proliferation of the urban gang as a consequence of the ravages of globalization. Looking closely at gang formation in three world cities--Chicago, Rio de Janeiro, and Capetown--he discovers that some gangs have institutionalized as a strategy to confront a hopeless cycle of poverty, racism, and oppression. In particular, Hagedorn reveals, the nihilistic appeal of gangsta rap and its street ethic of survival "by any means necessary" provides vital insights into the ideology and persistence of gangs around the world. This groundbreaking work concludes on a hopeful note. Proposing ways in which gangs might be encouraged to overcome their violent tendencies, Hagedorn appeals to community leaders to use the urgency, outrage, and resistance common to both gang life and hip-hop in order to bring gangs into broader movements for social justice.--From the publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hagedorn, John
Dewey number
364.106/6
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6437
LC item number
.H34 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Globalization and community series
Series volume
v. 14
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gangs
  • Gangs
  • Gangster
  • Jugendbande
  • Jugendbande
  • Gangster
  • Gäng
  • Ungdomsbrottslighet
Label
A world of gangs : armed young men and gangsta culture, John M. Hagedorn ; foreword by Mike Davis
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy0904/2008000082.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-179) 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
Reading John Hagedorn / Mike Davis -- Introduction. Why are gangs everywhere? -- Ghetto, favela, and township : the worlds gangs live in -- Street institutions : why some gangs won't go away -- The problem with definitions : the questionable uniqueness of gangs -- From Chicago to Mumbai : touring the world of gangs -- No way out : demoralization, racism, and resistance identity -- A tale of two gangs : the Hamburgs and the Conservative Vice Lords -- Reconsidering culture : race, rap, and resistance -- Street wars : hip-hop and the rise of gangsta culture -- Contested cities : gentrification and the ghetto -- Conclusion. A rose in the cracks of concrete
Control code
ocn191023943
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxii, 198 pages
Isbn
9780816650675
Lccn
2008000082
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o191023943
  • (OCoLC)191023943
Label
A world of gangs : armed young men and gangsta culture, John M. Hagedorn ; foreword by Mike Davis
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy0904/2008000082.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-179) 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
Reading John Hagedorn / Mike Davis -- Introduction. Why are gangs everywhere? -- Ghetto, favela, and township : the worlds gangs live in -- Street institutions : why some gangs won't go away -- The problem with definitions : the questionable uniqueness of gangs -- From Chicago to Mumbai : touring the world of gangs -- No way out : demoralization, racism, and resistance identity -- A tale of two gangs : the Hamburgs and the Conservative Vice Lords -- Reconsidering culture : race, rap, and resistance -- Street wars : hip-hop and the rise of gangsta culture -- Contested cities : gentrification and the ghetto -- Conclusion. A rose in the cracks of concrete
Control code
ocn191023943
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxii, 198 pages
Isbn
9780816650675
Lccn
2008000082
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o191023943
  • (OCoLC)191023943

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