The Resource Views from the streets : the transformation of gangs and violence onChicago's South Side, Roberto Aspholm, (electronic resource)

Views from the streets : the transformation of gangs and violence onChicago's South Side, Roberto Aspholm, (electronic resource)

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Views from the streets : the transformation of gangs and violence onChicago's South Side
Title
Views from the streets
Title remainder
the transformation of gangs and violence onChicago's South Side
Statement of responsibility
Roberto Aspholm
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Language
eng
Summary
Chicago has long served as a symbol of urban pathology in the public imagination. The city's staggering levels of violence and entrenched gang culture occupy a central place in the national discourse, yet remain poorly understood and are often stereotyped. Views from the Streets explains the dramatic transformation of black street gangs on Chicago's South Side during the early twenty-first century, shedding new light on why gang violence persists and what might be done to address it. Drawing on years of community work and in-depth interviews with gang members, Roberto R. Aspholm describes in vivid detail the internal rebellions that shattered the city's infamous corporate-style African American street gangs. He explores how, in the wake of these uprisings, young gang members have radically refashioned gang culture and organization on Chicago's South Side, rejecting traditional hierarchies and ideologies and instead embracing a fierce ethos of personal autonomy that has made contemporary gang violence increasingly spontaneous and unregulated. In calling attention to the historical context of these issues and to the elements of resistance embedded in Chicago's contemporary gang culture, Aspholm challenges conventional views of gang members as inherently pathological. He critically analyzes highly touted "universal" violence prevention strategies, depicting street-level realities to illuminate why they have ultimately failed to reduce levels of bloodshed. An unprecedented analysis of the nature and meaning of gang violence, Views from the Streets proposes an alternative framework for addressing the seemingly intractable issues of inequality, despair, and violence in Chicago
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Midwest
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Aspholm, Roberto R
Dewey number
364.106/60975311
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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Series statement
Studies in transgression
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  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Gangs
  • Homicide
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Views from the streets : the transformation of gangs and violence onChicago's South Side, Roberto Aspholm, (electronic resource)
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text
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Isbn
9780231547437
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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12703030
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MWT12703030
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Views from the streets : the transformation of gangs and violence onChicago's South Side, Roberto Aspholm, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231547437
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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12703030
Publisher number
MWT12703030
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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