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  • Title: The Stickup Kids: Race, Drugs, Violence, and the American Dream
  • Author: Randol Contreras
  • ISBN: 9780520273382
  • Page: 206
  • Format: Paperback

  • Randol Contreras came of age in the South Bronx during the 1980s, a time when the community was devastated by cuts in social services, a rise in arson and abandonment, and the rise of crack cocaine For this riveting book, he returns to the South Bronx with a sociological eye and provides an unprecedented insider s look at the workings of a group of Dominican drug robbers.Randol Contreras came of age in the South Bronx during the 1980s, a time when the community was devastated by cuts in social services, a rise in arson and abandonment, and the rise of crack cocaine For this riveting book, he returns to the South Bronx with a sociological eye and provides an unprecedented insider s look at the workings of a group of Dominican drug robbers Known on the streets as Stickup Kids, these men raided and brutally tortured drug dealers storing large amounts of heroin, cocaine, marijuana, and cash.As a participant observer, Randol Contreras offers both a personal and theoretical account for the rise of the Stickup Kids and their violence He mainly focuses on the lives of neighborhood friends, who went from being crack dealers to drug robbers once their lucrative crack market opportunities disappeared The result is a stunning, vivid, on the ground ethnographic description of a drug robbery s violence, the drug market high life, the criminal life course, and the eventual pain and suffering experienced by the casualties of the Crack Era Provocative and eye opening, The Stickup Kids urges us to explore the ravages of the drug trade through weaving history, biography, social structure, and drug market forces It offers a revelatory explanation for drug market violence by masterfully uncovering the hidden social forces that produce violent and self destructive individuals Part memoir, part penetrating analysis, this book is engaging, personal, deeply informed, and entirely absorbing.
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    Commentaires:

    Jorge
    Very informative! It is not like a novel (in comparison to the literary style of Eric Larson). It is an ethnographic study of the drug world and the social structure that creates it. The author uses many sociological theories to help understand the experience that he lived through. I now have a better sense of why any given drug market exists in the first place. Yes, it is at times saturated with sociological theories, but the language does not get too complex.If you are more of a fiction reader [...]

    kelly
    Interesting sociological study about the lives of crime led by several Dominican men in the height of the crack epidemic of the 80s and 90s. At times I think Contreras gets a little too enmeshed with the lives of the subjects he is reporting on, but I don't think that getting close to violent street criminals like these could have been done any other way. It's a brutal book, but it made for good reading, as well as some interesting thoughts to consider.

    Jooyoung
    One of my favorite ethnographies. Randol Contreras is a skilled observer and talented writer. He takes you deep inside the world of stickup kids. I couldn't put this book down. My best guess is that you will like it.

    A. Cox
    A really good new ethnography that is well-written and and compelling in its analysis. The writer's voice and his reflections on methodology are particularly powerful.

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    good

    Julie
    Skipped a chapter, plus third small section of book but am counted this as read. Quick and easy to digest and provided an interesting account as to how a group of men were lead to commit such stickups through resources available to them.

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