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Gangs & Crime

Gangs & Crime
Critical Alternatives

First Edition

July 2017 | 272 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This book takes students on a guided tour of the gang phenomenon through history, as well as current representations of gangs in literature and media. It includes: 

- A detailed global overview of gang culture, covering, amongst others,  Glasgow, Chicago, Hong Kong, and Shanghai
- A chapter on researching gangs which covers quantitative and qualitative methods
- Extra chapter features such as key terms, chapter overviews, study questions and further reading suggestions.

Alistair Fraser brings together gang-literature and critical perspectives in a refreshingly new way, exploring ‘gangs’ as a social group with a long and fascinating history. 
Chapter One: Defining
Chapter Two: Researching Gangs
Chapter Three: Histories of Gangs
Chapter Four: Conceptualising Gangs
Chapter Five: Social Harm Perspectives
Chapter Six: Feminist Perspectives
Chapter Seven: Cultural Perspectives
Chapter Eight: Gangs and Globalisation
Chapter Nine: Decentring the World of Gangs
Chapter Ten: Responding to the Global Gang
Chapter Eleven: Conclusion: Beyond the Gang?

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 6: Feminist Perspectives

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