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NCJ Number: 148993 Find in a Library
Title: Street Corner Society: The Social Structure of an Italian Slum, Fourth Edition
Author(s): W F Whyte
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 418
Sponsoring Agency: University of Chicago Press
Chicago, IL 60637
Publication Number: ISBN 0-226-89545-9
Sale Source: University of Chicago Press
1427 East 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
United States of America
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This ethnographic study examines the street youth gangs of an Italian American slum in Boston.
Abstract: By describing the people who live in "Cornerville," the author was also able to describe the social organization of this economically deprived area. His method of mapping the intricate social worlds of the street gangs and "corner boys" set a standard for sociologists in portraying real people in real situations. The discussion of the author's method of participant observation has served as an essential casebook in field research for generations of students and scholars.
Main Term(s): Gangs
Index Term(s): Criminology; Ethnic groups; Juvenile gang behavior patterns; Juveniles
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