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In Search of Respect by Philippe Bourgois
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May 17, 10

really liked it
bookshelves: non-fiction, school, violence-abuse, 2010
Read from May 13 to 17, 2010

A great ethnography- Philippe lived in East Harlem for five years from 1985-1990 during the crack/cocaine boom. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone without strong content warnings: I loved it, but at times I wanted to throw up from shock/disgust/anger.

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