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The Resource Code of the suburb : inside the world of young middle-class drug dealers, Scott Jacques and Richard Wright

Code of the suburb : inside the world of young middle-class drug dealers, Scott Jacques and Richard Wright

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Code of the suburb : inside the world of young middle-class drug dealers
Title
Code of the suburb
Title remainder
inside the world of young middle-class drug dealers
Statement of responsibility
Scott Jacques and Richard Wright
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When we think about young people dealing drugs, we tend to picture it happening on urban streets, in disadvantaged, crime-ridden neighborhoods. But drugs are used everywhere--even in upscale suburbs and top-tier high schools--and teenage users in the suburbs tend to buy drugs from their peers, dealers who have their own culture and code, distinct from their urban counterparts. In Code of the Suburb, Scott Jacques and Richard Wright offer a fascinating ethnography of the culture of suburban drug dealers. Drawing on fieldwork among teens in a wealthy suburb of Atlanta, they carefully parse the complicated code that governs relationships among buyers, sellers, police, and other suburbanites. That code differs from the one followed by urban drug dealers in one crucial respect: whereas urban drug dealers see violent vengeance as crucial to status and security, the opposite is true for their suburban counterparts. As Jacques and Wright show, suburban drug dealers accord status to deliberate avoidance of conflict, which helps keep their drug markets more peaceful--and, consequently, less likely to be noticed by law enforcement
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Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
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Jacques, Scott
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wright, Richard
Series statement
Fieldwork encounters and discoveries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Drug dealers
  • Suburban crimes
  • Drug dealers
  • Suburban crimes
  • Narkotikahandel
  • Georgia
  • Georgia
  • Förenta staterna
Label
Code of the suburb : inside the world of young middle-class drug dealers, Scott Jacques and Richard Wright
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-190) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The pursuit of coolness -- Securing a supply -- Selling to customers -- Police and parents -- Victimization -- Hitting back? -- The triumph of conventionality
Control code
898113443
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
194 pages
Isbn
9780226164113
Lccn
2014047608
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)898113443
Label
Code of the suburb : inside the world of young middle-class drug dealers, Scott Jacques and Richard Wright
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-190) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The pursuit of coolness -- Securing a supply -- Selling to customers -- Police and parents -- Victimization -- Hitting back? -- The triumph of conventionality
Control code
898113443
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
194 pages
Isbn
9780226164113
Lccn
2014047608
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)898113443

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