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The Resource Wannabe : gangs in suburbs and schools, Daniel J. Monti

Wannabe : gangs in suburbs and schools, Daniel J. Monti

Label
Wannabe : gangs in suburbs and schools
Title
Wannabe
Title remainder
gangs in suburbs and schools
Statement of responsibility
Daniel J. Monti
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Wannabe is the first book written about youth gangs in suburbs and schools. Based on interviews with over 400 boys and girls between the ages of ten and twenty, the author offers a vivid portrayal of their lives in and around gangs. It chronicles the way in which suburban youths become involved with gangs, learn about committing crimes and violent acts, and gradually begin to question their loyalty to gang life. Contrary to the popular view of gang members as thoughtless thugs, Monti describes the difficult choices they make and explores the youngsters' ambivalence toward dealing in illegal narcotics and taking up arms against neighbors and their fellow students. Youngsters use gangs to express their disdain for an adult world that provides them with few effective ways to become a conventional person and, at the same time, as a means to negotiate an entrance into that very world. Suburban gangs are seen to be different from inner-city gangs in some important ways. What young persons find in their families, neighborhoods, and schools clearly has an impact on the making and unmaking of gang members. Existing theories and intervention strategies intended to suppress gangs or lure youngsters from gangs are found to be ineffective. Far more important, Monti argues, are explanations of gang behavior that focus on the power of conventional institutions to make human beings that move from gangs into the larger world as the youngsters grow older. An ambitious plan to rebuild a middle-class population of residents and business owners in cities is advanced as a way to help young persons make their way into the conventional adult world that has heretofore been denied them
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Monti, Daniel J.
Dewey number
364.1/06/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6439.U5
LC item number
M65 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gangs
  • Suburbs
  • Gangs
  • Suburbs
  • United States
  • Benden (criminaliteit)
  • Voorsteden
  • Jugendbande
  • Schule
  • Vorstadt
  • USA
  • Jugendbande
  • Vorstadt
  • Schule
  • USA
Label
Wannabe : gangs in suburbs and schools, Daniel J. Monti
Link
http://digitool.hbz-nrw.de:1801/webclient/DeliveryManager?application=DIGITOOL-3&owner=resourcediscovery&custom%5Fatt%5F2=simple%5Fviewer&user=GUEST&pid=1409209
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-171) 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
Foreword / Edwin J. Delattre -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Gangs in the World of Children -- 3. Coming of Age -- 4. Going Along with the Program -- 5. Learning to Ride a Bicycle
Control code
ocm30078911
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 174 pages
Isbn
9781557866158
Lccn
94007851
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o30078911
  • (OCoLC)30078911
Label
Wannabe : gangs in suburbs and schools, Daniel J. Monti
Link
http://digitool.hbz-nrw.de:1801/webclient/DeliveryManager?application=DIGITOOL-3&owner=resourcediscovery&custom%5Fatt%5F2=simple%5Fviewer&user=GUEST&pid=1409209
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-171) 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
Foreword / Edwin J. Delattre -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Gangs in the World of Children -- 3. Coming of Age -- 4. Going Along with the Program -- 5. Learning to Ride a Bicycle
Control code
ocm30078911
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 174 pages
Isbn
9781557866158
Lccn
94007851
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o30078911
  • (OCoLC)30078911

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