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Gangs and Youth Subcultures: International Explorations

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Kayleen Hazlehurst, Cameron Hazlehurst
Date Published
362 pages
This book presents 12 essays on comparative international experiences with gangs.
The essays in this volume explore gangs and gang activities in Europe, North America, Australia, Oceania, and South Africa. They consider why gangs continue to grow in strength and influence and why they have spread to remote locations, and present innovative preventive strategies. The essays are titled: (1) Gangs in Cross-Cultural Perspective; (2) Post-Modernism and Youth Subcultures in Britain in the 1990s; (3) German Youth Subcultures: History, Typology and Gender-Orientations; (4) Criminal Heirs: Organised Crime and Russia's Youth; (5) Vietnamese Youth Gangs in the Context of Multiple Marginality and the Los Angeles Youth Gang Phenomenon; (6) Navajo Nation Gang Formation and Intervention Initiatives; (7) Street Gangs and Criminal Business Organisations: A Canadian Perspective; (8) Masculinity and Violence: An Ethnographic Exploration of the Bodgies, 1948-1958; (9) Media Depictions and Public Discourses on Juvenile "Gangs" in Melbourne, 1989-1991; (10) "Pulling the Teams out of the Dark Room": The Politicisation of the Mongrel Mob; (11) Urban Raskolism and Criminal Groups in Papua New Guinea; and (12) Rituals, Rights, and Tradition: Rethinking Youth Programs in South Africa. References, tables, notes, figures, index