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On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City - Alice Goffman
On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City
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A RIVETING, GROUNDBREAKING ACCOUNT OF HOW THE WAR ON CRIME HASTORN APART INNER-CITY COMMUNITIESForty years in, the tough on crime turn in American politics has spurred a prison boom of historic proportions that disproportionately affects Black communities. It has also torn at the lives of those... show more
A RIVETING, GROUNDBREAKING ACCOUNT OF HOW THE WAR ON CRIME HASTORN APART INNER-CITY COMMUNITIESForty years in, the tough on crime turn in American politics has spurred a prison boom of historic proportions that disproportionately affects Black communities. It has also torn at the lives of those on the outside. As arrest quotas and high tech surveillance criminalize entire
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781250065667 (1250065666)
Publisher: Picador
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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Merle
Merle rated it
3.5 On the Run by Alice Goffman
A very engaging ethnography - as a college student, the author moved to the inner city and spent her time hanging out with a group of young black men often on the run from the law. The book is a good look into how heavy policing affects all aspects of individual and community life. And the author is...
Ecletic Reader
Ecletic Reader rated it
5.0 On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City
Very interesting and enlightening. We don't often think that separate cultures exist within urban and sub-urban areas, but a book like this helps demonstrate that what we might think of as an objective issue is truly subjective and multi-faceted. Everyone should read this book or one related to it a...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
4.5
Undoubtedly this book is compared to both Code of the Streets and Gang Leader for a Day. Such a comparison would be fair, and Goffman herself was a student of Andersen (author of Code of the Streets). Goffman’s book presents her study of a group of people, predominately young men...
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