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Gangs (Trade Paperback / Paperback, First Trade Paper Edition)

By Swift, Richard

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Street gangs have exploded in popularity worldwide. Tattoos, baggy pants, tagging, gangsta style clothes -- this unspoken threat is always just around the corner in most of the world's major cities. In search of a sense of identity and belonging that their world has denied them, ...young people are pushed into gangs by a witch's brew of violence, guns, drugs, racism, poverty, families under pressure, and ever-widening slums. Gangs exposes the roots of the problem, from the bidonvilles of France to the favelas of Brazil. It offers a startling analysis of the complicity of the adult world, as well as hard-hitting reforms that might just undermine the appeal of gang life. Most of all, it shows that we fail to understand gangs at our peril.
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ISBN 9780888999788
Released NZ 15 Mar 2012
Publisher Groundwood Books Ltd ,Canada
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, First Trade Paper Edition
Series Groundwork Guides
Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9780888999788
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Groundwood Books Ltd ,Canada
Imprint Groundwood Books Ltd ,Canada
Released 15 Mar 2012
Publication Country Canada Canada
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, First Trade Paper Edition
Edition First Trade Paper Edition
Author(s) By Swift, Richard
Series Groundwork Guides
Category Social Institutions
Urban Communities
Number of Pages 144
Dimensions Width: 127mm
Height: 178mm
Spine: 10mm
Dewey Code 364.1066
Weight 128g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
Library of Congress Gangs, Crime prevention
NBS Text Young Adult General Interest & Leisure
ONIX Text General/trade;Children/juvenile