Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781447317173 Published August 2014 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781447317180 Published August 2014 For sale in North and South America only

The Street Casino

Survival in Violent Street Gangs

Simon Harding

Simon Harding

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

224 pages | 4 figures, 18 tables | 6 x 9 | © 2014
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781447317173 Published August 2014 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781447317180 Published August 2014 For sale in North and South America only
Gang violence is a continual problem in urban neighborhoods around the world. But most of our understanding of the violence and its causes comes through the lens of policing and crime control, with little attention to the role played by the structure, organization, and social makeup of a gang. The Street Casino offers new insight on that front, drawing on an extensive ethnographic study of gang members and community residents in South London. Simon Harding uses this new data to propose a new theoretical perspective on survival in violent street gangs, a constantly fluctuating life built on the accrual of “street capital.”
Contents
Introduction
Academic Gangland
The Game, the Stakes, the Rules - key concepts
House Rules and Game Strategies
Player, positions and keeping order
Playing the Game – generating and keeping your chips
Staying in the Game – and playing to win
The Game in action – habitus, street capital and territory
Learning the risks of the Game
Surviving the Game
Creating the House Advantage - the role of information
Playing the Queen – gender in the gang
The Wheel of Fortune – the sanctions repertoire
The Street Casino
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