In Search of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio (Paperback)
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Short Description for In Search of Respect This new edition brings this study of inner-city life up to date.
- Published: 23 December 2002
- Format: Paperback 432 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780521017114 ISBN 10: 0521017114
- Sales rank: 29,525
Full description for In Search of Respect
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 published in 1995 and in 1997 was awarded the Margaret Mead Award. 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. This new edition adds a prologue describing the major dynamics in America that have altered life on the streets of East Harlem in the six years since the first edition. 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.