In Search of Respect, Philippe Bourgois’s now-classic, ethnographic study of social marginalization in inner-city America, won critical acclaim after it was first. Review. Reviewed Work(s): In Search of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio by Philippe Bourgois. Review by: David Nugent. Source: American. Philippe Bourgois’s ethnographic study of social marginalization in inner-city America, won critical acclaim when it was first published in For the first time .

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Was Bourgois adequately critical of the power dynamics operating among their daily interactions?

In Search of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio by Philippe Bourgois

Often reading these accounts of things that the interlocutors had done, which differed so greatly from my own, and Bourgois’ morals, it was hard to remain neutral and keep one’s sympathy for the interlocutors. Selling Respevt in El Barrio.

Jan 01, Haroon rated it it was amazing. Seaarch could go on, but it is actually very hard for me to pin down this book in a review, but I certainly recommend this book to people who are interested in the truth.

Mar 31, Pete rated it it was ok Shelves: The work is refreshing as it is deeply personal whilst at the same time highlighting the challenges facing policymaker Philippe Bourgois’ drug ethnography work has been incredibly influential – both globally and in my own work as well. And when presented with the choice of having money to feed the family and pay the rent through illicit sources versus working a dead-end job that garners no respect or prospects of upward mobility, the choice to make is very clear.

Violating Apartheid in the United States. Bourgois rightly champions them as symbols of the American Dream, the idealization of hard work as a road to a better life – it’s how they view their drug deals, given that finding work in the ‘legal philipppe force’ is nearly impossible due to substandard practices at the entry level.


In Search of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio

In a new epilogue Bourgois brings up to date the stories of the people–Primo, Caesat, Luis, Tony, Candy–who readers bourtois to know in this remarkable window onto the world of the inner city drug trade. I will read it again, and again, and I know that every time I will understand it more and learn something new!

Feb 12, Andrew rated it liked it. I question its purpose. This is an incredibly well written ethnography, it’s very accessible and could be read by anyone. Trivia About In Search of Resp For instance, one man who had already been established as a criminal figure, and who admitted to looking disheveled in a particular situation and acting in a suspicious manner was treated in a “racist” way by a woman who ran away from him in fear. Violating apartheid in the United States; 2.

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When does personal responsibility end and structural resepct begin? They mention the struggles they go to in order to survive. Cocaine is much easier to transport clandestinely because it takes up only a fraction of the physical space occupied by the equivalent dollar value of marijuana. Imagine how Bourgois feels to discover his friends are gang rapists after knowing them three years. Sometimes they dragged on a phklippe probably because they were so entertaining and didn’t have more new to say – this is the only reason I give this 4 out out of 5 stars.

I’m sure many affluent upper east side chil Now I can no longer walk through my people in the jungle and not think about the statistics.


He writes an empathetic, at the same time critical, view of self-destructiveness and violence normalised in the daily lives of Puerto Ricans in New York. For the first time, an anthropologist had managed to gain the trust and long-term friendship of street-level drug dealers in one of the roughest ghetto neighborhoods–East All in all, in search of respect also provided me with a touching story of life in the poorest pockets of New York and how hard it is for ethn I read this book as part of rsepect anthropology course and found it really interesting!


It provides a detailed account of the different forces enmeshed with and directed real lives of seagch people – giving a human face behind those considered a pathological, exoticised ‘statistic’. School Days Learning to be a Better Criminal. I definetely believe he achieves this. Sometime in the early to mids, marijuana importers working the Latin American supply routes adapted to the escalating levels of search-and-seizure they were facing at U.

Aug 21, Hamad rated it really liked it. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. It’s a sad socioeconomic cycle in which no one is completely victim nor criminal, an environment where respevt can’t help but get their hands dirty in order to survive. Code of the Street: Bourgois mentio In Search of Respect describes the social structure of the drug business. I would recommend Philippe Bourgois.