A World of Gangs: Armed Young Men and Gangsta Culture
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A World of Gangs: Armed Young Men and Gangsta Culture

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For the more than a billion people who now live in urban slums, gangs are ubiquitous features of daily life. Though still most closely associated with American cities, gangs are an entrenched, worldwide phenomenon that play a significant role in a wide range of activities, from drug dealing to extortion to religious and political violence. In A World of Gangs, John Hagedor...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published June 12th 2009 by Univ Of Minnesota Press (first published May 13th 2008)
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A proper review will be coming soon...I'm doing a review and author interview for a local publication about this book. Once it's done, I'll edit this review.

For now, I'll just say read it. The book is provocative, engaging, momentous in scope and accessible in content to those of us without backgrounds in sociology or urban studies. Hegedorn pulls from many academic disciplines and combines this with real life experience for a complex and vital view of gangs in a global context. The book is writ...more
Could've used more, but what's here is excellent.
I'm not sure if I'm qualified to give stars to an academic work, so I won't.

Read this book.
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I agree with some of the other comments...good but I could have used more.
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