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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This is mostly transcribed taperecorded sessions of a few crack dealers life experiences and how they explain where they are.

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Nothing has been held back, and we experience through these people how drugs have ruined lives and the harsh realities of the barrio, including rape and assult. Likewise, it is extremely difficult for a writer to elicit sympathy for human cockroaches, because their existence is so inherently worthless.

View all 4 comments. The most interesting illumination is how a crack dealer’s occupation isn’t much more rewarding than minimum wage, though one thing it offers is sure employment. All in all though the books for this class seem to be more interesting than in other levels.

When does personal responsibility end and structural responsibility begin? In Search of Respect: Es preciso establecer con ellos lazos de confianza que permitan un acercamiento profundo a sus vidas, costumbres y rutinas.

I question its purpose. I’m sure many affluent upper east side children grew up both frightened and intrigued by Spanish Harlem and Bourgois inserted himself into the community in a more powerful way than most ‘white boy in hood’ stories I ever encountered before. Tossicodipendenti senzatetto negli Stati Uniti. Retrieved from ” https: The authors manner of representation doesn’t come off as preachy of any perspective and just presents the information as is for the reader to absorb.

Bourgois writes a powerful ethnography about people entwined with substance abuse in East Harlem. Entrepreneurship and social change by Leslie Broudo Mitts Book 2 editions published in in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide I explain why individuals are selecting entrepreneurship at an accelerating rate, particularly given known and consistently high failure rates. However, the eb of quoted material does mean that the reader becomes quite invested in the fates of the book’s “cast of characters”.


In comparison to other sociology-anthropology text, which are often dense and dry, this book is very readable. The author’s interspersed research and academic-toned explanations for the symptoms of deeper societal problem – i.

While oppositional public discourse relied extensively on the concepts of scars, illness, DNA and e, its demands hinged on procedural and legal transformations rather than on a shift in power.

This was done mostly through his application of postmodernism, supplying the reader with transcripts from the interview, allowing us to form our own opinions on the subject and not havin This was a really good ethnography. What he encountered was a drug culture that permeated every part of “street life” and, accordingly, this altered the focus of his book. Bourgois aims to humanise the residents and drug dealers, not wanti In Search of Respect is a really great etnography on Puerto Rican drug dealers in East Harlem during the s.

En busca de respeto: Or, conversely, when do structural explanations end and personal accountability need to be invoked? By deciding to bring his wife and kid to live in a sector where you cannot take a step forward without cracking vials that once carried a substance by which many couldn’t live a day without, he was able to learn that policies shouldn’t only be focused on the individual and their problems. 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.

This was done mostly through his application of postmodernism, supplying the reader with transcripts from the interview, allowing us to form our own opinions on the subject and not having our perception censored by Bourgois’ personal viewpoint. Many of his books and articles have been translated for foreign publication. Is talking about structural reasons for people’s behaviors even useful whe I have so many complicated feelings about this book that are rooted in the complicated feelings I have about the subject matter, moreso than the way Bourgois presents it.

One of the author’s oft-used phrases in the book is “an example of public sector breakdown. Bourgois’ main point in this effort is to piece together a social-economic and political-historic framework in which his subjects operated, calling into focus the uncontrollable aspects of their lives to argue that such forces are primarily to account for their situation of violence, abuse, neglect and constant poverty. When reading this however, you absolutely must keep an open mind, as with all cultures different from our own, some things may seem normal to them but horrific to us.


He was awarded a master’s degree in Development Economics and a Ph. This ethnography may be even more important now, as anthropologists are no longer allowed to work in such dangerous situations, making this a one of a kind work. Thus, I felt compelled, as a reader, to enter the quagmire of the politics of representation alongside Bourgois. Entretien avec Philippe Bourgois.

Jan 24, Judah rated it it was amazing Shelves: Furthermore, in his conclusion, he discusses the ways in which we can alleviate some of the suffering in poor neighborhoods but what he doesn’t really get at, probably because it’s much more insidious and difficult to overcome, is that first of all people need to be convinced that these plans are even useful.

An incredible ethnography about life in the Puerto Rican slums in New York. Overall, I admired the writer and his themes, however, due to the language and content, I will not be re-reading this.

Also revealed is how a drug user becomes stuck in their ways often due to prejudice reepeto them, trapped and unable to better their situation without external help.

Philippe Bourgois

It’s as much a shock to us, two hundred pages bokrgois, as it is when he first hears it. The author was very raw in expressing his findings and provides his audience with a new understanding of social inequality in the U. I don’t think that the individual is wholly to blame or even mostly, for that matter Was Bourgois adequately critical of the power dynamics operating among their daily bouryois From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

In Search of Respect: These were mostly very entertaining as they captured a performance feel from the spoken language. Bourgois describes the harsh reality of the underground economy in New York El Barriotelling about incidents of violence, threats, and even an episode of group rape as a form of initiation process. Just for the sake of mentioning though, the part where Burgois talks about closing his eyes and thinking about a “jibarro time warp” was just odd to me.