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Gang Leader for a Day

Gang Leader for a Day

  • Author: Sudhir Venkatesh
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141920645
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 320
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Sudhir Venkatesh the young sociologist who became famous in Freakonomics (Why do drug dealers still live with their moms?) describes his time living with the gangs on the Southside of Chicago and answers another question: what's it like to live in hell? In the Robert Taylor Homes projects on Chicago's South Side, Sudhir befriends J.T., a gang leader for the Black Kings. As he slowly gains J.T.'s trust, one day, in order to convince Sudhir of his own CEO-like qualities, J.T. makes him leader of the gang... Why does J.T. make his henchmen, the 'shorties', stay in school? What is the difference between a 'regular' hustler and a 'hype' - and is Peanut telling him the truth about which she is? And, when the FBI finally starts cracking down on the Black Kings, is it time to get out - or is it too late?

Floating City

Floating City

Gangster, Dealer, Callgirls und andere unglaubliche Unternehmer in New Yorks Untergrundökonomie

  • Author: Sudhir Venkatesh
  • Publisher: Murmann Publishers GmbH
  • ISBN: 3867744351
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 310
  • View: 9008
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Sudhir Venkatesh führt eigentlich zwei Leben. Einmal ist er Soziologieprofessor an der Columbia University in New York. Ein andermal ist er Feldforscher in den gesetzlosen Welten der Gauner, Dealer und Callgirls. In diesem Spannungsfeld spielt "Floating City", das letzte und in den USA gefeierte Buch des indischen Soziologen. Die Weltpresse reagierte begeistert: "Journalismus auf höchstem Niveau", schrieb die New York Times. New York ist die schwebende Stadt. Mit einem fein gesponnenen Netzwerk zwischen den Wohlhabenden der feinen Gesellschaft und den verzweifelten Immigranten oder bettelarmen Einheimischen. In verborgenen Ecken und Winkeln begegnet man sich. Hier setzt Venkatesh an und sucht die Schnittstellen, die Arm und Reich verbinden. Zum Beispiel Callgirls aus begütertem Haus, die ihren Prostitutionsalltag selbst organisieren. Oder Dealer, die vordergründig Kunstausstellungen und die Kulturbourgeoisie unterstützen, gleichzeitig das Publikum mit Drogen versorgen. Venkatesh ist Chronist, leidenschaftlicher Beobachter und mitfühlender Interviewer gleichzeitig. Und zwar mittendrin statt nur dabei.

Underground Economy

Underground Economy

Was Gangs und Unternehmen gemeinsam haben

  • Author: Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783430200196
  • Category: Chicago Ill. - Farbiger - Bande - Drogenkriminalität - Soziale Situation - Erlebnisbericht
  • Page: 331
  • View: 3917
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Falscher Engel

Falscher Engel

Mein Höllentrip als Undercover-Agent bei den Hells Angels

  • Author: Jay Dobyns,Nils Johnson-Shelton
  • Publisher: Riva Verlag
  • ISBN: 3864130042
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 384
  • View: 3555
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Schon bald nach seiner Gründung Ende der 40er-Jahre in den USA machte der Hells Angels Motorcycle Club durch Gesetzesübertretungen und Gewaltdelikte von sich reden. Drogengeschäfte, Prostitution, Morde und Schlägereien sowie - mittlerweile auch international geführte - Bandenkriege mit rivalisierenden Clubs bringen den mitgliederstärksten Rockerclub der Welt immer wieder in den Verdacht der organisierten Kriminalität.

Letzter Gruß

Letzter Gruß

Thriller

  • Author: James Patterson,Liza Marklund
  • Publisher: Limes Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641041597
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 352
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Schwedens Krimistar Nr. 1 trifft auf den amerikanischen »King of Thrills« Eine Mordserie erschüttert Europa: Junge Pärchen werden getötet; dann arrangieren die Täter die Leichen kunstvoll und verschicken Postkarten an ausgewählte Journalisten ... Seit seine Tochter in den Flitterwochen brutal ermordet wurde, ist Jacob Kanon wie besessen davon, die Täter zu fassen. Unterstützt wird er dabei von Dessie Larsson, einer attraktiven Reporterin aus Stockholm, die erst kürzlich eine Postkarte mit den grausigen Details eines ähnlichen Verbrechens erhielt. Schon bald glauben Dessie und Jacob, die Täter zu kennen. Doch noch während die Zwillinge Silvia und Malcolm Rudolph verhört werden, geschehen weitere Morde nach ähnlichem Muster. Einen entscheidenden Hinweis erhält Jacob erst, als er auf ein düsteres Kapitel im Leben der Zwillinge stößt. Und gemeinsam mit Dessie dringt er in eine bizarre Welt voller Gewaltfantasien vor ... Starkstrom-Spannung garantiert: Mord in Rom ... Berlin ... Stockholm ...

Brute Facts

Brute Facts

die Reise zwischen den Welten als Bewährungsdynamik der Wirklichkeit

  • Author: Lena Altmeyer,Sandra Giesemann
  • Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN: 3939556270
  • Category:
  • Page: 236
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ZeroZeroZero

ZeroZeroZero

Wie Kokain die Welt beherrscht

  • Author: Roberto Saviano
  • Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
  • ISBN: 3446245782
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 480
  • View: 720
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Sieben Jahre nach dem Welterfolg von "Gomorrha" legt Roberto Saviano nun eine bahnbrechende Reportage über Kokain vor. Millionen Menschen sind abhängig von der Droge, weltweit und quer durch alle Gesellschaftsschichten. Allein in Deutschland liegen die Zahlen bei knapp einer Million. Die geheimen Geldströme, die das "weiße Erdöl" entfesselt, destabilisieren mittlerweile ganze Wirtschaftssysteme. Saviano, der Zugang zu den brisantesten Quellen hat, lässt die unterschiedlichsten Betroffenen zu Wort kommen: den Pusher, den infiltrierten Agenten, die Schönheitskönigin, den Broker. Ein alarmierendes Buch von grandioser Wucht, das zum ersten Mal das Phänomen in seiner ganzen Breite aufzeigt und einen Appell an die Öffentlichkeit richtet – weil Kokain uns alle angeht.

Child Development From Infancy to Adolescence

Child Development From Infancy to Adolescence

An Active Learning Approach

  • Author: Laura E. Levine,Joyce Munsch
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1483324451
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 760
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This exciting chronological introduction to child development employs the lauded active learning approach of Laura E. Levine and Joyce Munsch’s successful topical text, inviting students to forge a personal connection to the latest topics shaping the field, including neuroscience, diversity, culture, play, and media. Using innovative pedagogy, Child Development From Infancy to Adolescence: An Active Learning Approach reveals a wide range of real-world applications for research and theory, creating an engaging learning experience that equips students with tools they can use long after the class ends.

Kopflos

Kopflos

Wie unser Bauchgefühl uns in die Irre führt - und was wir dagegen tun können

  • Author: Ori Brafman,Rom Brafman
  • Publisher: Campus Verlag
  • ISBN: 3593386593
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 216
  • View: 3561
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Wir alle kennen es: Man hält an einer Entscheidung fest, obwohl deutlich absehbar ist, dass sie falsch ist. Schlimmer noch, man ignoriert alle Warnungen, verpasst die Gelegenheit, die Katastrophe abzuwenden und steuert sogar noch direkt in sie hinein. Ein unerklärliches Verhalten? Mitnichten, sagen Ori und Rom Brafman.

Sprechgebote

Sprechgebote

Wie das Sprechen über Sprache soziale Ungleichheiten reproduziert

  • Author: Susanne Becker
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 3658191627
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 245
  • View: 9677
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Susanne Becker geht der Frage nach, wie Sprechweisen alltäglich bewertet werden und wie diese Bewertungen mit ökonomischen Ungleichheiten in Verbindung stehen. Mittels empirischer Ergebnisse aus ihrer ethnografischen Forschung in zwei Stadtteilen illustriert die Autorin Wechselwirkungen von symbolischen und ökonomischen Ein- und Ausschlüssen durch Sprache(n). Die Studie nimmt einerseits Sprachhierarchien und Sprachideologien in den Blick. Zum anderen setzt sie sich mit der Kommodifizierung („Warenwerdung“) von Sprache(n) kritisch auseinander. Dabei schlägt die Autorin eine Brücke zwischen der soziolinguistischen Forschung zu Linguistic Landscapes und Sprachregimen und der soziologischen Ungleichheitsanalyse. Das Buch ist ein Plädoyer für die Berücksichtigung sprachlicher Verhältnisse in der Ungleichheitsforschung.

An Introduction to Crime and Crime Causation

An Introduction to Crime and Crime Causation

  • Author: Robert C. Winters,Julie L. Globokar,Cliff Roberson
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1466597100
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 323
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An Introduction to Crime and Crime Causation is a student-friendly textbook that defines and explains the concepts of crime, criminal law, and criminology. Ideal for a one-semester course, the book compares and contrasts early criminal behavior and today’s modern forms of crime. It also explores society’s responses to criminal behavior in the past and in the present day. It covers both major and lesser-known crime causation theories and their impact on society. Topics covered include: The importance of understanding crime data The goals of punishment The history of criminology, including the influence of social Darwinism on early trait theorists Crime causation theories, including a comparison of mainstream and critical theories The relationship between crime and biology, including the influence of genetics, substance use, and mental illness The social structural approach to crime, including a consideration of the changing contexts of urban criminality The nature and function of the justice system at the local, state, and federal levels, and basic categories of crimes Drug trafficking crimes, drug court efforts, and perceived weaknesses in current antidrug efforts Each chapter begins with a set of objectives and concludes with a summary. Interactive questions promote classroom discussion and practicum sections facilitate contextual learning. Drawn from different and distinct backgrounds, the authors each have unique perspectives on crime, making for a particularly well-rounded text that explores crime from several angles. The book attempts to educate readers in the development of new insights on crime and crime causation and provides a greater understanding of the steps that need to be taken before a significant reduction in crime can occur.

Gang Life in Two Cities

Gang Life in Two Cities

An Insider's Journey

  • Author: Robert J. Durán
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 023153096X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 272
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Refusing to cast gangs in solely criminal terms, Robert J. Durán, a former gang member turned scholar, recasts such groups as an adaptation to the racial oppression of colonization in the American Southwest. Developing a paradigm rooted in ethnographic research and almost two decades of direct experience with gangs, Durán completes the first-ever study to follow so many marginalized groups so intensely for so long, revealing their core characteristics, behavior, and activities within two unlikely American cities. Durán spent five years in Denver, Colorado, and Ogden, Utah, conducting 145 interviews with gang members, law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and other relevant individuals. From his research, he constructs a comparative outline of the emergence and criminalization of Latino youth groups, the ideals and worlds they create, and the reasons for their persistence. He also underscores the failures of violent gang suppression tactics, which have only further entrenched these groups within the barrio. Encouraging cultural activists and current and former gang members to pursue grassroots empowerment, Durán proposes new solutions to racial oppression that challenge and truly alter the conditions of gang life.

Constructing Social Research

Constructing Social Research

The Unity and Diversity of Method

  • Author: Charles C. Ragin,Lisa M. Amoroso
  • Publisher: Pine Forge Press
  • ISBN: 1412960185
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 235
  • View: 3842
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Constructing Social Research: The Unity and Diversity of Method, Second Edition is a concise, innovative text designed for Research Methods courses in the Social Sciences. The main goal of this Sociology for a New Century Series text is to show unity within the diversity of activities called social research. The first part of the book tackles questions like “What is social research?” “How does it differ from journalism, documentary film-making, or laboratory research in the natural sciences?” and “What is the researcher’s obligation to those he or she is studying?” The book also covers the how the various goals of social researchers shape the strategies they use and the representations of social life they construct. The latter part of the book is structured around the typical emphases of each tradition: qualitative research on commonalities, comparative research on diversity, and quantitative research on relationships among variables. These are not rigid divisions and research designs often blend aspects of each tradition in creative ways. Regardless of the approach, the process of representing social life through research involves a dialogue of ideas (“theory”) and evidence (“data”). The model of social research put forth by Ragin and Amoroso is not as restrictive as the scientific method and encompasses social research ranging from research examining the complexities of everyday life to research investigating the power of transnational processes.

Interpersonal Social Work Skills for Community Practice

Interpersonal Social Work Skills for Community Practice

  • Author: Donna Hardina, PhD
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 0826108121
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 512
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"Specifically dedicated to the skills that social workers need to advance community practice, this creative book is long overdue. Grounded in the wisdom and evidence of well-honed interpersonal social work skills...Donna Hardina's new text takes community practice to a higher level than ever before developed in book form; indeed she displays the most thorough understanding of research on community practice that I have read in any community practice text."--Journal of Teaching in Social Work Community organization has been a major component of social work practice since the late 19th century. It requires a diverse set of abilities, interpersonal skills being among the most important. This textbook describes the essential interpersonal skills that social workers need in community practice and helps students cultivate them. Drawing from empirical literature on community social work practice and the authorís own experience working with community organizers, the book focuses on developing the macro-level skills that are especially useful for community organizing. It covers relationship-building, interviewing, recruitment, community assessment, facilitating group decision-making and task planning, creating successful interventions, working with organizations, and program evaluation, along with examples of specific applications. For clarity and ease of use, the author employs a framework drawn from a variety of community practice models, including social action and social planning, transformative/popular education and community development approaches, and multicultural and feminist approaches. The text is linked to the competencies outlined in the Council of Social Work Educationís (2008) Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS), as well as ethics and values identified in the National Association of Social Workersí (NASW) Code of Ethics, and the International Federation of Social Workersí statement of ethical principles. Most chapters begin with a quote from a community organizer explaining how interpersonal skills are used in practice, and student exercises conclude each chapter. The text also addresses other important skills such as legislative advocacy, lobbying, and supervision. Key Features: Describes the essential skills social workers need in community practice and how to acquire them Includes examples of specific applications drawn from empirical literature and the authorís experience working with community organizers Grounded in social justice, strengths-based, and human rights perspectives Linked to competencies outlined in EPAS and values identified in the NASW Code of Ethics Based on a variety of community practice models

Floating City

Floating City

A Rogue Sociologist Lost and Found in New York's Underground Economy

  • Author: Sudhir Venkatesh
  • Publisher: Penguin Paperbacks
  • ISBN: 9780143125792
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 287
  • View: 8660
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The best-selling author of Gang Leader for a Day takes his next sociological study to Manhattan, where he travels through the underground economy utilized by prostitutes, madams, drug dealers, immigrants, hedge fund traders, hipster artists and nannies.

Violence at the Urban Margins

Violence at the Urban Margins

  • Author: Javier Auyero,Philippe I. Bourgois,Nancy Scheper-Hughes
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0190221453
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 352
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In the Americas, debates around issues of citizen's public safety--from debates that erupt after highly publicized events, such as the shootings of Jordan Davis and Trayvon Martin, to those that recurrently dominate the airwaves in Latin America--are dominated by members of the middle and upper-middle classes. However, a cursory count of the victims of urban violence in the Americas reveals that the people suffering the most from violence live, and die, at the lowest of the socio-symbolic order, at the margins of urban societies. The inhabitants of the urban margins are hardly ever heard in discussions about public safety. They live in danger but the discourse about violence and risk belongs to, is manufactured and manipulated by, others--others who are prone to view violence at the urban margins as evidence of a cultural, or racial, defect, rather than question violence's relationship to economic and political marginalization. As a result, the experience of interpersonal violence among the urban poor becomes something unspeakable, and the everyday fear and trauma lived in relegated territories is constantly muted and denied. This edited volume seeks to counteract this pernicious tendency by putting under the ethnographic microscope--and making public--the way in which violence is lived and acted upon in the urban peripheries. It features cutting-edge ethnographic research on the role of violence in the lives of the urban poor in South, Central, and North America, and sheds light on the suffering that violence produces and perpetuates, as well as the individual and collective responses that violence generates, among those living at the urban margins of the Americas.

Researching Power, Elites and Leadership

Researching Power, Elites and Leadership

  • Author: Christopher Williams
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446292487
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 336
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This exciting new text consolidates the hows and whys of researching powerful people. Written by a leading authority in the field, this book introduces the reader to a significant area of methodology, and provides a research-based contribution to elite and leadership studies. It offers a truly international perspective that will appeal to those studying and engaging with powerful people in a variety of contexts. Useful features include: - A variety of case studies and examples linked to over 1000 sources and resources - Extensive use of figures throughout the text to illustrate key points - Templates and models for planning and presentations The book promotes a practical future-oriented approach to support and inspire academic, professional and civil society researchers at all levels. It introduces new research frameworks and facilitates critical techniques through Critical Process Analysis. This is a must-have resource and an excellent new addition to the field of elite and leadership studies.

Die Kreativitäts-AG

Die Kreativitäts-AG

Wie man die unsichtbaren Kräfte überwindet, die echter Inspiration im Wege stehen

  • Author: Ed Catmull,Amy Wallace
  • Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
  • ISBN: 3446440615
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 376
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Für jedes Unternehmen stehen Innovation und Kreativität ganz oben auf der Wunschliste. Doch nur wenige schaffen es, immer wieder Neues zu entwickeln. Pixar ist eines dieser Unternehmen. Die Pixar Animation Studios schreiben seit über 25 Jahren Erfolgsgeschichte mit Blockbustern wie "Toy Story", "Findet Nemo", "Cars" und vielen mehr. Ed Catmull, einer der Gründer von Pixar, gibt in seinem Buch tiefe Einblicke in die Unternehmensführung und das Management dieses außergewöhnlichen Unternehmens. Er zeigt, wie man mit Unsicherheit umgeht, zerstörerische Kräfte überwindet – und warum man viel mehr erreicht, wenn man den Mitarbeitern Freiheit gibt, statt sie zu kontrollieren.

The Social Context View of Sociology

The Social Context View of Sociology

  • Author: Marty E. Zusman,David Knox,Tracie Gardner
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 325
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Every student taking Introduction to Sociology is a member of a population (male, female, Black, white), exists within a collectivity (sociology class, concert member, crowd), belongs to a social class (upper, middle, lower), interacts in a group (peer group, work group), comes from a family (two parent family, single parent family, blended family) lives in a community (small town, urban center, hometown), goes to an association (university, hospital, military), communicates through a network (MySpace, political networks), and lives out their life in a society (America, Iraq, Sweden). By examining each of these levels of social organization, the social world suddenly becomes alive, real, and understandable. "I get it" is a common reaction to this approach. The Social Context View of Sociology provides a solid foundation upon which new students can fully understand the discipline of sociology. The approach is different from other introductions to sociology in that it helps students order their knowledge in a unified manner by examining nine levels of social organization and provides an immediate insight into the relevance to their lives.