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On the run
fugitive life in an American city
VerfasserIn: Goffman, Alice
Verfasserangabe: Alice Goffman
Jahr: 2015
Verlag: New York, Picador
Mediengruppe: Buch
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Inhalt
Contents
 
Prologue
Preface
Introduction
 
1 The 6th Street Boys and Their Legal Entanglements
2 Techniques for Evading the Authorities
3 When the Police Knock Your Door In
4 Turning Legal Troubles into Personal Resources
5 The Social Life of Criminalized Young People
6 The Market in Protections and Privileges
7 Clean People
 
Conclusion: A Fugitive Community
 
Epilogue: Leaving 6th Street
 
Acknowledgments
Appendix: A Methodological Note
Notes
Details
VerfasserIn: Goffman, Alice
VerfasserInnenangabe: Alice Goffman
Jahr: 2015
Verlag: New York, Picador
Systematik: GS.OI, FS.E
Interessenkreis: Englisch [Sprache]
ISBN: 978-0-226-13671-4
2. ISBN: 978-0-226-27540-6
Beschreibung: XVI, 279 S.
Schlagwörter: Feldforschung, Jugend, Kriminalität, Philadelphia, Pa., Rassendiskriminierung, Schwarze, Unterschicht, Krimineller, Rassismus, Schwarze Frau, Verbrechen, Delinquenz, Feldarbeit <Empirische Sozialforschung>, Feldstudie, Field-research, Field-work, Jugend <12-20 Jahre>, Jugendalter, Jugendliche, Jugendlicher, Kriminelles Verhalten, Mohr (Diskriminierender Begriff, zu Retrievalzwecken als Quasisynonym beibehalten), Neger (Diskriminierender Begriff, zu Retrievalzwecken als Quasisynonym beibehalten), Schwarze Rasse (Diskriminierender Begriff, zu Retrievalzwecken als Quasisynonym beibehalten), Schwarzer, Straffälligkeit, Teenager, Unterklasse, Unterschichten, Abweichendes Verhalten, Black race (LCSH), Blacks (LCSH), Lebensalter, Männliche Jugend, Noirs (RAMEAU), Organisiertes Verbrechen, Person of Color, Race mélano-africaine (RAMEAU), Soziale Schichtung, Weibliche Jugend, Wirtschaftskriminalität
Sprache: Englisch
Fußnote: Text engl. - Literaturverz. S. 263 - 277. - Forty years in, the War on Drugs has done almost nothing to prevent drugs from being sold or used, but it has nonetheless created a little-known surveillance state in America's most disadvantaged neighborhoods. Arrest quotas and high-tech surveillance techniques criminalize entire blocks, and transform the very associations that should stabilize young lives-family, relationships, jobs-into liabilities, as the police use such relationships to track down suspects, demand information, and threaten consequences. Alice Goffman spent six years living in one such neighborhood in Philadelphia, and her close observations and often harrowing stories reveal the pernicious effects of this pervasive policing. Goffman introduces us to an unforgettable cast of young African American men who are caught up in this web of warrants and surveillance-some of them small-time drug dealers, others just ordinary guys dealing with limited choices. All find the web of presumed criminality, built as it is on the very associations and friendships that make up a life, nearly impossible to escape. We watch as the pleasures of summer-evening stoop-sitting are shattered by the arrival of a carful of cops looking to serve a warrant; we watch-and can't help but be shocked-as teenagers teach their younger siblings and cousins how to run from the police (and, crucially, to keep away from friends and family so they can stay hidden); and we see, over and over, the relentless toll that the presumption of criminality takes on families-and futures. While not denying the problems of the drug trade, and the violence that often accompanies it, through her gripping accounts of daily life in the forgotten neighborhoods of America's cities, Goffman makes it impossible for us to ignore the very real human costs of our failed response-the blighting of entire neighborhoods, and the needless sacrifice of whole generations.
Mediengruppe: Buch