Gangs

Gangs

Book - 2011
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Street gangs have exploded in popularity worldwide. Tattoos, baggy pants, tagging, gangsta style clothes -- this unspoken threat is always just around the corner in most of the world's major cities. In search of a sense of identity and belonging that their world has denied them, young people are pushed into gangs by a witch's brew of violence, guns, drugs, racism, poverty, families under pressure, and ever-widening slums. Gangs exposes the roots of the problem, from the bidonvilles of France to the favelas of Brazil. It offers a startling analysis of the complicity of the adult world, as well as hard-hitting reforms that might just undermine the appeal of gang life. Most of all, it shows that we fail to understand gangs at our peril.
Publisher: Toronto : Groundwood Books, c2011.
ISBN: 9780888999788
088899978X
9780888999795
0888999798
Characteristics: 144 p. ; 19 cm.

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Jun 12, 2013

It has a very different approach in understanding what gangs are.Not so much as fear inducing crime groups but it emphasised seeing them more as a result of young people being frustrated and resisting againest a society's conformity for various reasons.

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