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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Bourgois aims to humanise the residents and drug dealers, not wanti In Search of Respect is a really great etnography on Puerto Rican drug dealers in If Harlem during the s. By making it appear that these people are bourtois of doing the same, he reduces them to below the level of the more affluent majority. His analysis is often interesting and relevant to the clash of street culture with middle American society and details the catch many people in the underground economy deal with.
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. Is talking about structural reasons for people’s behaviors even useful whe 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.
I ended up re-reading many of Bourgois’ claims before I understood what he said, because I was rushing to get to the next extended quotation. He collected some bourgoi stories and presented their words with care and class, but there was something left to be desired from my reading of In Search of Respect.
He is writing a book on homeless heroin addicts in San Francisco. Families and searfh in pain; 8. Bourgois describes the harsh reality of the underground economy in New York El Barriotelling about incidents of violence, threats, and even an episode of group rape as a form of initiation process.
I wonder if conservatives read this book, they will focus on the individual failures and lack of personal responsibility. For the first time, an anthropologist had managed to gain the trust and long-term friendship of street-level bourgios dealers in one of the roughest ghetto neighborhoods in the United States – East Harlem.
A Street History of El Barrio.
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Cambridge University Press Amazon. Bourgois’ book is a good read and an important piece of scholarship, and a must read for fans of modern ethnography. He takes the reader into the inner and hidden world of drug-dealing and drug-use presenting phillippe human-side of a phenomenon that is for the most part demonised. Looking for beautiful books? A person who sees poverty as a personal failure will never support measures to alleviate that poverty because they don’t think the person “deserves” it!
Philippe Bourgois’s ethnographic study of social marginalization in inner-city America, won critical acclaim when it was first published in In fact, probably the best thing about Bourgois as an author is that when his research brings him to a new topic whether it’s the crack industry or the normalized nature of boyrgois rape among Puerto Rican maleshe doesn’t shy away from properly analyzing the subject.
Was the inform and consent process a sufficiently transparent pf Bourgois rails against solutions that superficially takes on the problems in El Barrio. I could go on, but it is actually very hard for me to pin down this book in a review, but I certainly recommend this book to people who are interested in the truth. Redrawing the Gender Line on the Street. Structural Analysis in the Social Sciences: Mar 31, Pete rated it it was ok Shelves: Bourgois is not only incredibly brave, but he has deep compassion and commitment to making a difference in a world that increasingly doesn’t care for those with no voices and who are disconnected from the mainstream culture, polity and economy.
Selling Crack in El Barrio, by Philippe Bourgois, brings the lives of these crack dealers into brilliant focus. Bourgois’ structural analysis of crack-dealers in Manhattan’s East Harlem in the early 90s is detailed with an exuberant amount of sometimes gut-wrenching information and an equal amount of thoughtful interpretation. When does personal responsibility end and structural responsibility begin?
His discussion of gender and power in the chapter on gang rape is powerful, and does an incredible bourgoi of highlighting the number of interacting hierarchies of power that East Harlem residents have to navigate.
Mixed Methods Social Networks Research: To Bourgois, everyone seeks respect. Furthermore, everything is revealed in these interviews, the good and dearch bad; thus, successfully humanising a group of people who had often experienced the exact opposite.
Because the main characters, Caesar and Primo, were Spanish it was difficult for them to find jobs so they turned to the drug business.
I bourggois really invested in the lives of these drug dealers, even when Bourgois described the dealers’ history of and opinions on violence, rape, and other unpleasant topics. Book ratings by Goodreads. Jul 07, Dragos rated it really liked it Shelves: Struggling to fit in and live an economically stable life, Puerto Ricans are brought to hunt for something much bigger than just money.
All in all, it’s a solid book that won’t provide too many new ideas to bourgpis with respfct views, but would be a nice fresh gespect to those with more conservative stances. As a white, middle-class, college-educated man, Bourgois faces many obstacles to finding “the real story” to share with people who read such books.
The author was very raw in expressing his findings and provides his audience with a new understanding of social inequality in the U. Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day When will my order arrive? Overall, I admired the writer and his themes, however, due to the language and content, I will not be re-reading this.
The result is that his conclusions on the complexities of poverty in the inner-city feel more authentic. Much of the book consists of conversations Bourgois recorded and then transcribed, so there IS actually a realness to it and Bourgois is aware of the unequal dynamic he is creating and touches on engagement with this problem in the book.
Worth your reading time and your questions. The author makes it clear that there are no easy answers to the problems faced by his main characters, whom he protrays as both victims and perpetrators.
In Search of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio
They mention the struggles they go to in order to survive. Furthermore, Bourgois seemed to internalize much of the sexist worldview of his subjects. This was done mostly through his application of postmodernism, supplying the reader with transcripts from the interview, allowing us to form our own opinions on the subject and not having our perception censored by Bourgois’ personal viewpoint.