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The Resource On the run : fugitive life in an American city, Alice Goffman

On the run : fugitive life in an American city, Alice Goffman

Label
On the run : fugitive life in an American city
Title
On the run
Title remainder
fugitive life in an American city
Statement of responsibility
Alice Goffman
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Forty years in, the War on Drugs has done almost nothing to prevent drugs from being sold or used, but it has nonetheless created a little-known surveillance state in America's most disadvantaged neighborhoods. Arrest quotas and high-tech surveillance techniques criminalize entire blocks, and transform the very associations that should stabilize young lives--family, relationships, jobs--into liabilities, as the police use such relationships to track down suspects, demand information, and threaten consequences. Alice Goffman spent six years living in one such neighborhood in Philadelphia, and her close observations and often harrowing stories reveal the pernicious effects of this pervasive policing. Goffman introduces us to an unforgettable cast of young African American men who are caught up in this web of warrants and surveillance--some of them small-time drug dealers, others just ordinary guys dealing with limited choices. All find the web of presumed criminality, built as it is on the very associations and friendships that make up a life, nearly impossible to escape
Member of
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goffman, Alice
Dewey number
364.3/496073074811
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV9956.P53
LC item number
G64 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Fieldwork encounters and discoveries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • African American youth
  • African American youth
  • Discrimination in criminal justice administration
  • Racial profiling in law enforcement
  • Imprisonment
Label
On the run : fugitive life in an American city, Alice Goffman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-277)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Epilogue: leaving 6th Street
  • Appendix. A methodological note
  • The 6th Street boys and their legal entanglements
  • The art of running
  • When the police knock your door in
  • Turning legal troubles into personal resources
  • The social life of criminalized young people
  • The market in protections and privileges
  • Clean people
  • Conclusion: a fugitive community
Control code
1550205
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 277 pages
Isbn
9780226136714
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2013033873
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1550205
  • (Sirsi) 1550205
  • (OCoLC)856647705
Label
On the run : fugitive life in an American city, Alice Goffman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-277)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Epilogue: leaving 6th Street
  • Appendix. A methodological note
  • The 6th Street boys and their legal entanglements
  • The art of running
  • When the police knock your door in
  • Turning legal troubles into personal resources
  • The social life of criminalized young people
  • The market in protections and privileges
  • Clean people
  • Conclusion: a fugitive community
Control code
1550205
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 277 pages
Isbn
9780226136714
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2013033873
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1550205
  • (Sirsi) 1550205
  • (OCoLC)856647705

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