Journals Higher Education



Published: 14 July 2015

304 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198728610

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Urban Legends

Gang Identity in the Post-Industrial City

Alistair Fraser

Clarendon Studies in Criminology

  • The first academic study to apply the conceptual vocabularies of Pierre Bourdieu to the gang phenomenon
  • Combines theoretically innovative levels of analysis with ethnographic fieldwork carried out over four years in Glasgow
  • Employs comparative analysis of the convergences and divergences within street-based culture in a global context
  • Locates both historical and contemporary gang identities within the context of broader social, economic, and cultural change

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