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Real gangstas : legitimacy, reputation, and violence in the intergang environment

Timothy R. Lauger

©2012

Available at UDM McNichols Campus Library  UDM McNichols Library Stacks  (HV 6439 .U5 L39 2012 )()

  • Title:
    Real gangstas : legitimacy, reputation, and violence in the intergang environment
  • Author: Timothy R. Lauger
  • Description: Gangs and their environments -- Joining a gang -- The dilution narrative: an understanding that some gang members are not "real" -- The paradox of legitimacy -- Known in Naptown -- Teenage gossip and the presentation of self -- The violent encounter -- Hope, intervention, and tragedy -- Appendix: Researching gangs.
    Based on 18 months of qualitative research on the streets of Indianapolis, Indiana. The author interviewed and observed a mix of 55 gang members, former gang members, and non-gang street offenders, spending much time with the "Down for Whatever Boyz" gang.
  • Local Note: Dr. Michael J. Witkowski Collection
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  • Publication Date: ©2012
  • Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press
  • Format: viii, 253 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Identifier: ISBN 9780813553733 (hbk. : alk. paper);ISBN 0813553733 (hbk. : alk. paper);ISBN 9780813553740 (pbk. : alk. paper);ISBN 0813553741 (pbk. : alk. paper);ISBN 9780813553757 (e-book);ISBN 081355375X (e-book)
  • Subjects: Gangs -- United States; Gang members -- United States; Youth and violence -- United States; Gang members; Gangs; Youth and violence; United States
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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