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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Sep 24, Nicola rated it really liked it Shelves: This book was a heart-wrenching, enlightening ethnographic account of the Bourgois’ time in the East Harlem inner-city. Just for the sake of mentioning though, the part where Burgois talks about closing his eyes and thinking about a “jibarro time warp” was just odd to me.
In Search of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio by Philippe Bourgois
Sometime in the early to mids, marijuana importers working the Latin American supply routes adapted to the escalating levels of search-and-seizure they were facing at U. Redrawing the gender line on the street; 7. Open Preview See a Problem?
Apr 15, Todd Evans rated it it was amazing. By making it appear that these people are incapable of doing the same, he reduces them to below the level of the more affluent majority.
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Fantastic book, model ethnographic work, and Id certainly recommend his newer one, Righteous Dopefiend. Other books in this series. This very book is far from being just an ethnography. A diffcult but very valuable book. Dec 12, Kert Tandog rated it it was amazing Shelves: Aug 21, Hamad rated it really liked it.
This was a required read for my Cultural Anthropology class.
Dec 15, Garxin rated it really liked it. Other editions – View all In Search of Respect: Bourgois mentions a great deal about social issues including poverty, drugs, sex and racism.
In Search of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio
This work is an impressive ethnographic account of the East Harlem community in the 80s. I also think that it was an extremely interesting topic, and I think that it boyrgois incredibly well done of Bourgois giving voice to people who had often not had one.
However, it was a compelling read, and I appreciated the research he purveyed in his historical analysis of the community and its inhabitants.
Rumbaut Limited preview – Bourgois aims to humanise the residents and drug dealers, not wanting to sanitise or condemn their actions, but instead show that they are Americans wanting to fulfil the American Dream just as much as they are Puerto Ricans wanting to be respected by the people around them and society. I’m sure many affluent upper east side children grew up both frightened and intrigued by Spanish Harlem and Bourgois inserted himself into the community in a more powerful way than most ‘white boy in hood’ stories I ever encountered before.
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.
I have more ideas and I’ll edit this review the more I digest what I read and think about it. Jan 20, Sarah rated it it was amazing Shelves: At time, I even forgot that the dealers were real persons and not just characters in a novel. But rape – and the gender ideology that shape its existence and justification within the context of poverty – cannot be ignored. Bourgois writes a powerful ethnography about people entwined with substance abuse in East Harlem.
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As these inequities persist, future generations that grow up in this environment of limited opportunities propogate this trap. I appreciated his look at the overall societal problems that encompass the individuals in these situations, but there were times when I felt like he backed too far off of his subjects in order to t Bourgois presents his readers with a mind-numbing ethnography on the disenfranchised Puerto Rican crack dealers of NYC’s searvh areas.
There was a TON of language and some rough parts about real events taking place in the slums. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
Want to Read saving…. This new edition adds a prologue describing the m Philippe Bourgois’s ethnographic study of social marginalization in inner-city America, won critical acclaim when it was first published in In Search of Respect 14 14 Apr 04, I would recommend Philippe Bourgois. Likewise, it is extremely difficult for a writer to elicit sympathy for human cockroaches, because their phipippe is so inherently worthless.
This book needs to be read in pieces, and then re-read at least twice more. This book uses their voices to explore poverty, the drug trade, and street culture.