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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In Search of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Lessons From Central America. I don’t think that the individual is wholly to blame or even mostly, for that matter The ethnographic object in this research is rdspeto scalable new venture, and its association with the rituals which surround it, and the organization and structure which support it.

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. Many of his books and articles have been translated for foreign publication.

Furthermore, Bourgois seemed to internalize much of the sexist worldview of his subjects. While at times I had to put the book down because my stomach and my mind couldn’t be complicit in this seeming misuse of privilege, who am I to determine if someone can or can not consent to such a detailed published account of their lives?

The author is an anthropologist who spent five years in the late s and early s living and working among drug dealers and crack addicts in New York City’s Spanish Harlem.

He writes an empathetic, at the same time critical, view of self-destructiveness and violence normalised in the de lives of Puerto Ricans in New York.

Mar 31, Pete rated it it was ok Shelves: Or, conversely, when do structural explanations end and personal accountability need to be invoked? The pitch is defined as a communication meant to communicate an entrepreneur’s vision and at the same time raise capital.

Feb 13, Ellyn rated it really liked it Shelves: Jan 24, Judah rated it it was amazing Shelves: Overall, I admired the writer and his themes, however, due to the language and content, I will not be re-reading this.


Likewise, it is extremely difficult for a writer to elicit sympathy for human cockroaches, because their existence is so inherently worthless.

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He very clearly portrays real life examples of how incentives for criminal activities and disincentives to join the legal economy reinforce these cycles of poverty, destruction, and despair. Dec 12, Kert Tandog rated it it was amazing Shelves: This new edition adds a prologue describing the m Philippe Bourgois’s ethnographic study of social marginalization in inner-city America, won critical acclaim when it was first published in Thus, I felt compelled, as a reader, to enter the quagmire of puilippe politics of representation alongside Bourgois.

I explain the ways in which the good expressed in ritualized activity, in the pitch, is both singularized and commodified, in a larger framework of macro level change. I would recommend Philippe Bourgois. The Human Cost of Righteous Neoliberalism.

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It dragged a little in some parts, but I find with my anthropology reads that happens. The most interesting illumination is how a crack dealer’s occupation isn’t much more rewarding than bourogis wage, though one thing it offers is sure employment. He is writing a book on homeless heroin addicts in San Francisco.

This book needs to be read in pieces, and then re-read at least twice more. Jan 31, Masch1 rated it it was ok. Jul 07, Dragos rated it really liked it Shelves: Was Bourgois adequately critical of the power dynamics operating among their daily interactions?

In Search of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio by Philippe Bourgois

Is talking about structural reasons for people’s behaviors even useful when we’re talking about interpersonal interactions? As a white, middle-class, college-educated man, Bourgois faces many obstacles to finding “the real story” to share with people who read such books.

Violenza Vol 8, num. Dec 27, Rae rated it liked it. I ended up re-reading many of Bourgois’ claims before I understood what he said, because I was rushing to get to the next extended quotation. Instead, one has to take the history of Bourois Rican immigrants and the broader structural features of US society into account. When does personal responsibility end and structural responsibility begin?

Was the inform and consent process a sufficiently transparent one? This is of course, a very traditional progressive argument, but Bourgois does not fail to empower his subjects with their own sense of responsibility for the situation they are in. He does talk about respect a bit here and there but I don’t really feel like he fleshed out his thesis well enough for me to be satisfied pgilippe it.


I could go on, but it is actually very hard for me to pin down this book in a review, but I certainly recommend this book to people who bouegois interested in the truth. All in all, in search of respect also provided me with a touching story of life in the poorest pockets of New York and how hard it is for ethn I read this book as part of my anthropology course and found it really interesting!

In Search of Respect. Lists with This Book. Bourgois presents his readers with a mind-numbing ethnography on the disenfranchised Puerto Rican crack dealers of NYC’s poorest areas.

I read this book as part of my anthropology course and found it really interesting! It is an exploration of violence at the broadest levels: Pp ” The Mystery of Marijuana: The work is refreshing as it is deeply personal whilst at the same time highlighting the challenges facing policymaker Philippe Bourgois’ drug buaca work has been incredibly influential – both globally and in my own work as well.

Nonetheless, Bourgois’ over-reliance on strong structural critique and his self-confessed difficulties in engaging some of the excesses of his informants gang rape, familial violence from an agent-centric perspective leaves room for improvement. Apart from having a highly nuanced theorising, this is perhaps one of the books that elicited so much emotions in me – a testament to the good writing that Bourgois had rendered his ethnography.

I use a consumption framework to explain new venture creation as a process of individual choice under conditions of mutual influence Douglas and Isherwood, []: Es preciso establecer con ellos lazos de confianza que permitan un acercamiento profundo a sus vidas, costumbres y rutinas.

Struggling to fit in and live an economically stable life, Puerto Ricans are brought to hunt for something much bigger than just money.