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 dragged a little in some parts, but I find with my anthropology reads that happens.

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

Jan 01, Haroon rated it it was amazing. It is an exploration of violence at the broadest levels: The War on Homeless Drug Addicts. My only criticism would be that there are perhaps an excess of quoted passages of Bourgois’ interviewees expounding at length about a particular subject.

Lessons From Central America.

Now that he has invasively probed the personal lives of these people and this community, what do you do with that information? By making it appear that these people are incapable of doing bourgols same, he reduces them to below the level of the more affluent majority.

The Sociologist who wrote this has some balls.

However, Bourgois’s analysis of their experience and his excuse-making for their misdeeds ruined this book for me. I found this to be a frustrating read. So, we are meant to judge this woman as racist a very morally-charged term because she perceived danger and reacted in fear. Project Page Feedback Known Problems. Symbolic Violence in the Americas. The behavior of the poor drug use, violence, rape, misogyny is the result of structural weaknesses and flaws created by America’s class- and ethnic-apartheid.


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 are interested in the truth. Jan 20, Sarah rated it it was amazing Shelves: Really interesting account from the author’s five years of imbeding himself in the street culture El Barrio a. The author’s interspersed research and academic-toned explanations for the symptoms of deeper societal problem – i.

Philippe Bourgois

Views Read Edit View history. However, the book is suprisingly tough to get through at times due to how much Bourgois goes into details with his descriptions. Divided Labor on a Central American Banana Plantation which was based on two years of living in the workers’ barracks of a Chiquita Brands banana bojrgois spanning the borders of Costa Rica and Panama.

Open Preview See a Problem? Jan 24, Judah rated it it was amazing Shelves: Power, Production and History in the Americas. Or, conversely, when do structural explanations end and personal accountability need to be invoked?

The underlying research question addresses how the social context relates to the fulfillment of the individual’s objectives, and what kind of social environment is being generated by that behavior. 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 with it.

However, if you want to read an interesting book on poverty in the US or if you’re looking for an example on how structural features, historical developments, and cultural ideas can intersect and lead to social marginalisation, this is the book for you. Thus, I felt compelled, as a reader, to enter the quagmire of the politics of representation alongside Bourgois.


Sometime in the early to mids, marijuana importers working the Latin American supply routes adapted to the escalating levels of search-and-seizure they were facing at U.

I conclude with a discussion of entrepreneurship as a function and vehicle of social change in terms of both globalization and speciation. English Spanish 18 French 11 Italian 3 Chinese 1. Another problem that I had with this ethnography was that a lot bourgos Bourgois’ actual words were easily forgettable, especially when following the first-hand accounts of the actual people most notably Primo, Caesar, and Candy.

Books by Philippe Bourgois. A diffcult but very valuable book. Dismantling the War on Drugs, provision of viable options for legal work and material wealth to youth and the obvious broad-ranging socialist eel universal health care, free day-care etc.

There was a TON of language and some rough parts about real events taking place in the slums. Bourgois’ ethnographic research of the crack dealers and their families revealed the structural barriers that marginalized philuppe minority group of Puerto Ricans, and boyrgois their violent street culture further isolated them from mainstream society.

In Search of Respect is his first person account of living there alongside statistics about rough economic, inequality situation phhilippe the U. Universidad de Cordoba, Servicio de Publicaciones. It was really useful in putting into perspective the challenges of ethnography, ethical, practical, intellectual and so on, and it was a really good example of what the complete, clear, humane, and enlightening kind of ethnography new anthropologist should aspire to write.

Reframing the Debate in Philadelphia.