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Islands in the Street: Gangs and American Urban Society Paperback – 1 Jul 1992


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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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"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."--Leonard Bushkoff, "Christian Science Monitor""Islands in the Street is more than a lively, descriptive report. It is also a highly polished sociological analysis and interpretive story of why youngsters join gangs, why gangs accept them, how gangs are organized, and how they relate to the community, law enforcement, and the media."--Jerome H. Skolnick, "The American Prospect""Specialists in juvenile delinquency, juvenile and criminal justice, and the several disciplines that study these topics will certainly welcome the publication of Islands in the Street. The data and interpretations are likely to be controversial."--James Short, Past President, "American Sociological Association"
"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
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