Who You Claim: Performing Gang Identity in School and on the Streets (Alternative Criminology) Kindle Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0814732137
ISBN-10: 0814732135
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“Garot has provided deep insight into an inner‒city alternative school showing how self identity can change and adjust to the surrounding circumstances and why gang identity is a variable that defies a fixed characterization.”
-Diego Vigil,author of The Projects: Gang and Non‒Gang Families in East Los Angeles



“Written with the ink of theory, passion, fine attention to method and ethics, Garot represents with dignity the complex and strategic maneuverings of youth in gangs as he represents with humility the equally complex negotiations of a white guy ethnographer working with, for and beside urban youth.”
-Michelle Fine,co-author of Silenced Voices and Extraordinary Conversations: Re-Imagining Schools



“[A] beautifully complex picture of youth identity….Who You Claim is a ‘must-read’ for scholars interested not just in gangs, but also in youth identity, education, urban neighborhoods, and violence more generally.”-Andrew V. Papachristos,Contemporary Sociology



“Path breaking and precedent-setting. Robert Garot has appreciated what no one has before, the essential shadow quality of urban gangs, which are not so much things one can be in as they are things danced around, avoided, played with, and very occasionally, practically invoked.”
-Jack Katz,author of How Emotions Work



“Garot should be commended for his well-written, exceptionally insightful school ethnography... I teach graduate courses on cultural differences and educational research, and plan to use this book as an example of how to design, execute, and present exemplary research, and most importantly, how to represent historically marginalized young people accurately, ethically, and in a manner that reveals their humanity in dehumanizing circumstances.”-Annette Hemmings, Teachers College Record

"I cannot recommend this book enough. I should add that it is highly readable at undergraduate levels. They should make it mandatory reading for criminologists and law enforcement members."-Global Sociology Blog

About the Author

Robert Garot is Assistant Professor of Sociology in the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York.


Product details

  • File Size: 1223 KB
  • Print Length: 273 pages
  • Publisher: NYU Press (February 1, 2010)
  • Publication Date: February 1, 2010
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0049H8TWQ
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
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