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Islands in the Street: Gangs and American Urban Society [Paperback]


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1 July 1992
An examination of urban gangs, this book provides a new understanding of these underworlds of violence, defiance and criminal activities. Eating, sleeping, and sometimes fighting with gangs in New York, Boston, and Los Angeles, the author takes the reader inside a secretive world, giving gang members' own words as well as those of police, public officials, and community members who live among gangs.

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"The value of this extraordinary book . . . is that it offers bold and fresh thinking on a subject that desperately needs it. . . . It helps demystify gangs, presenting them as human organizations with human members, not as evil or pitiful creatures to be either despised or patronized."--"Christian Science Monitor

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Martin Sanchez Jankowski is Associate Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Chicano/Latino Policy Project Institute for the Study of Social Change at the University of California, Berkeley.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Islands in the Street 23 Mar 2011
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This is the best book on gangs ever written. It is thorough and covers all the areas which affect gangs, and gangs affect. Anyone who wants to know about gangs,needs to read this book.
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