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Gangs

Gangs
 

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, ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780888999788
Published 1 March 2012 by Groundwood Books
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Swift, Richard
Series Groundwork Guides (Paperback)
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ISBN-13 9780888999788
ISBN-10 088899978X
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Groundwood Books
Imprint Groundwood Books
Publication Date 1 March 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Swift, Richard
Series Groundwork Guides (Paperback)
Category Social Institutions
Urban Communities
Number of Pages 144
Dimensions Width: 124mm
Height: 175mm
Spine: 10mm
Weight 136g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Gangs, Crime prevention
NBS Text Young Adult General Interest & Leisure
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 364.1066
Catalogue Code 226228

Description of this Book

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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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review The authors [of the Groundwork Guides ] express strong viewpoints that are sure to jolt readers into ready agreement or opposition. <br>-- School Library Journal

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Author's Bio

Richard Swift is an internationally regarded journalist and former editor of New Internationalist magazine. He has done stories from many parts of the world on issues as varied as famine and the plight of farmers, slums, the prison system and struggles for national liberation. Swift is author of The No-Nonsense Guide to Democracy and Trigger Issues: Mosquito, and editor of Ties That Bind: Canada and the Third World. He has also worked as a radio journalist. He lives in Toronto.

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