Textbook

Books Price Comparison (Including Amazon) - Guaranteed Lowest Prices on Books


 

Islands in the Street: Gangs and American Urban Society

 
 
 
 
Islands in the Street: Gangs and American Urban Society
Author: Martín Sánchez-Jankowski
ISBN 13: 9780520074347
ISBN 10: 520074343
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: 1991-01-08
Format: Paperback
Pages: 382
List Price: $33.95
 
 

"Vivid, lively, and yet theoretically informed, a triumph of patient and sustained fieldwork. . . . Jankowski presents the gang and its members not as pathological departures from social norms, but as shrewd and resourceful operators."—Michael Lipsky, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology

"Islands in the Street fills a wide gap in the literature on gangs. Jankowski's innovative model of gang participation and organization is important and elegant, guaranteeing that this will be the book on gangs for the next ten years, if not longer."—Ruth Horowitz, University of Delaware