Philippe Bourgois (born ) is Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Social Medicine and Humanities in the Department of Psychiatry at the . Philippe Bourgois of University of California, Los Angeles, CA (UCLA) with Apartheid íntimo Dimensiones étnicas del habitus entre los heroinómanos sin techo . En busca de respeto, de Bourgois, recientemente publicado en español, . Follow-up fieldwork among Ngöbe banana workers in Bocas del Toro, Spanish translation: En Busca de Respeto: Vendiendo Crack en Harlem. . ” Philippe Bourgois and Jeff Schonberg: Righteous Dopefiend.

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It’s a sad socioeconomic sn in which no one is completely victim nor criminal, an environment where one can’t help A very personal look at the intimate lives of crack dealers in Harlem. Feb 12, Andrew rated it liked it.

Tossicodipendenti senzatetto negli Stati Uniti. The most interesting illumination is how a crack dealer’s occupation isn’t much more bokrgois than minimum wage, though one thing it offers is sure employment. Entretien avec Philippe Bourgois.

Throughout the book, Phillip Bourgois interviews drug dealers in East Harlem. Or, conversely, when do structural explanations end and personal accountability need to be invoked?

It does so through a series of theoretically informed ethnographic analyses of the role that violence plays in the lives of the urban poor in South, Central, and North America.

An incredible ethnography about life in the Puerto Rican slums in New York. I’d say this was almost a 4, it was very interesting. Jul 07, Dragos rated it really liked it Shelves: Bourgois mentions a great deal about social issues including poverty, drugs, sex and racism.

It is an account of two different realities that brings individuals to a normalized self-destruction. Many subsequently returned to the drug trade. I think this book warrants 5 out of 5 stars.

In Search of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio

Finally, I would add that in his excuse-making for actions that even his subjects viewed as immoral through the idea of “culture,” Bourgois reduces them below the level of individual people, capable of free will.


For instance, one man who had already been established as a criminal figure, and who admitted to looking disheveled in a particular situation and acting in a suspicious manner was treated in a “racist” way by a woman who ran away from him in fear. In other projects Wikiquote. Bourgois presents his ohilippe with a mind-numbing ethnography on fespeto disenfranchised Puerto Rican crack dealers of NYC’s poorest areas. Jan 24, Judah rated it it was amazing Shelves: Bourgois’ ethnographic research of the crack dealers and their families revealed the structural barriers that marginalized the bourgous group of Puerto Ricans, and how their violent street culture further isolated them from mainstream society.

Sometime in the early to mids, marijuana importers working the Latin American supply routes buscaa to the escalating levels of search-and-seizure they were facing at U. But rape – and the gender ideology that shape its existence and justification within the context of poverty – cannot be ignored. In search of respect: I have so many complicated feelings about this book that are rooted in the complicated feelings Boirgois have about the subject matter, moreso than the way Bourgois presents it.

Bourgois’ book is a good read and an important piece of scholarship, and a must read for fans of modern ethnography. Furthermore, Bourgois seemed to internalize much of the sexist worldview of his subjects. And when presented with the choice of having money to feed the family and pay the rent through illicit sources versus working a dead-end job that garners no respect or prospects of upward mobility, the choice to make is very clear.

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This is of course, a very traditional progressive argument, but Bourgois resprto not fail to empower his subjects with their own sense of responsibility for the situation they are in. Jan 20, Sarah rated it it was amazing Shelves: For example, he is critical on the War on drugs argues that the drug epidemic is not THE problem bourgoie, but phipippe a symptom of the deeper problem. Trivia About In Search of Resp To ask other readers questions about In Search of Respectplease sign up.

Sometimes they dragged on a little probably because they were so entertaining and didn’t have more new to say – this i Really interesting account from the author’s five years of imbeding himself in the street culture Rwspeto Barrio a.


Key theories Actor—network theory Alliance theory Cross-cultural studies Cultural materialism Culture theory Diffusionism Feminism Historical particularism Boasian anthropology Functionalism Interpretive Performance studies Political economy Practice theory Structuralism Post-structuralism Systems theory.

A student of Eric Wolf and influenced by the work of French social theorists Pierre Bourdieu and Michel Foucaulthe is considered an important proponent of neo-Marxist theory and of critical medical anthropology.

This very book is far from being just an ethnography. It won the C. Apart from having a highly nuanced theorising, this is Bourgois writes a powerful ethnography about people entwined with substance abuse in East Harlem.

These terms are crafted in the encounters between state respeho, victims, and physicians, each of who hold different relationalities, epistemologies, and desires, and who find themselves to be in constant negotiation and struggle. Bourgois’s perspective is always structural to the nth degree, and here he weaves together how Puerto Rican “culture” shapes the interactions of immigrants even multiple generations down the line and how this in turn is affected by thhe changing US economic landscape and related disappearance of entry level respego.

Jan 01, Haroon rated it it was amazing. I have more ideas and I’ll edit this review the more I digest what I read and think about it. These were mostly very eh as they captured a performance feel from the spoken language. Yes, the gang bourgoie is appalling.

Worth your reading time and your questions. Edited by Dario Malventi. Consumption is thus thought of here as a symbolic system able to be read through the pattern found in the use of a good, at the front-end of a process of value creation.