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. Review. Reviewed Work(s): In Search of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio by Philippe Bourgois. Review by: David Nugent. Source: American. Philippe Bourgois’s ethnographic study of social marginalization in inner-city America, won critical acclaim when it was first published in For the first time .
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Was Bourgois taking advantage of the trust that he had gained? Mixed Methods Social Networks Research: Cambridge University Press Amazon. A very personal look at the intimate lives of crack dealers in Harlem.
References to this book Immigrant America: He has conducted fieldwork in Central America on ethnicity and social unrest and is the author of Ethnicity at Work: Sometimes they dragged on a little probably because they were so entertaining and didn’t have more new to say – this i Really interesting account from the author’s five years of imbeding himself in the street culture El Barrio a.
Bourgois writes a powerful ethnography about people entwined with substance abuse in East Harlem. Interpersonal Networks in Organizations: This book uses their voices to explore poverty, the drug trade, and street culture. Often reading these accounts of things that the interlocutors had done, which differed so greatly from my own, and Bourgois’ morals, it was hard to remain neutral and keep one’s sympathy for the interlocutors.
A street history of El Barrio; 3.
In Search of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio – Philippe Bourgois – Google Books
This new edition adds a prologue describing the major dynamics that have altered life on the streets of East Harlem in the seven bouegois since the first edition.
Dec 15, Garxin rated it really liked it. 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.
Bourgois mentio In Search of Respect describes the social structure of the drug business. For the first time, an anthropologist had managed to gain the trust and Apr 15, Todd Evans rated it it was amazing.
Bourgois’s perspective is always structural to the nth degree, and here he weaves together how Puerto Rican “culture” shapes the interactions of immigrants even This book was a heart-wrenching, enlightening ethnographic account of the Bourgois’ time in the East Harlem inner-city. I adored it, it was not filled with an excessive amount of jargon, making it inaccessible for the average person. He very clearly portrays real life examples of how incentives for criminal activities and disincentives to join the legal ec This work is an impressive ethnographic account of the East Harlem community in the 80s.
However, it was a compelling read, and I appreciated the research he purveyed in his historical analysis of the community and its inhabitants. Open Preview See a Problem?
Furthermore, everything is revealed in bourgoos interviews, the good and the bad; thus, successfully humanising a group of people who had often experienced the exact opposite. However, what kept me going was Bourgois’ honesty in addressing his own reaction to these things, and how that for him was hard to hear and put him in a morally ambiguous situation at times.
To Bourgois, everyone seeks respect. I have so many complicated feelings about this book that are rooted in the complicated feelings I have about the subject matter, moreso than the way Bourgois presents it.
In Search of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio
It is clear that Bourgois is a very skilled ethnographer and the book is testimony to that. Redrawing the gender line xearch the street; 7.
Instead, one has to take the history of Puerto Rican immigrants and the broader structural features of US society into account. Feb 12, Andrew rated it liked it. Bourgois’ raw and poignant book delivers a message about the economics of exclusion that should shake public perceptions of the inner-city drug trade Was the inform and consent process a sufficiently transparent one?
School Days Learning to be a Better Criminal. Violating apartheid in the United States; 2. The most interesting illumination is how a crack dealer’s occupation isn’t much more rewarding than minimum wage, though one thing it offers is sure employment.
Books by Philippe Bourgois. I found this to be a frustrating read. Nothing has been held back, and we experience through these people how drugs have ruined lives and the harsh realities of the barrio, including rape and assult.
Was this work potentially exploitative? It’s a sad socioeconomic cycle in which no one is completely victim nor criminal, an environment where one can’t help A very personal look at the intimate lives of crack dealers in Harlem. 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.