The Stickup Kids: Race, Drugs, Violence, and the American Dream

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INDEX
abortion, 238
Adler, William, 47, 53
Adler, Patricia, 48, 51, 244119
Afghanistan, 130, 132
African, 93, 106
African Americans: blaming of, 39; cocaine, 46–47, 88–90; drug markets, 53; Georgia, 92–99; Ohio, 88–90; Dominican racism against, 92–98; targeting of, 168–169; women, 96–99
aftershocks, 88–92
Anderson, Elijah, 179, 244n5
angustia racial, 99
animal, See robber elite
anti-drug strategies: conservative logic, 49–50; irony of targeting marijuana, 47–48; zero-tolerance, 49–50, 237–242
anomie, 217–221, 224–234
Arab, 133
arson, 41–43
Athens, Lonnie, 166
Atlanta, 90, 92–94
author: college, xvii–xviii; danger, 23–24, 28–30; drug dealing, xvii–xviii, 20; family, xvi, 25; high school, xvi–xvii; relationship to study participants, xix, 13–17
Barkan, Steven 259n16
basuco, 50. See also crack
Beckett, Katherine, 74
Bennett, William, 238–239
Belushi, John, 49
betrayal violence, 184–188
Bias, Len, 49
Big Pun (or Punisher), 10, 115
Black, Timothy, 137, 209, 264n24
Bolivia (Bolivians), 46
Bourgois, Philippe, 26, 179, 224, 263m
Branche, Raphaëlle, 260n21
Bratton, William, 107
Bronx (South): arson, 41–43; community organization, 44–45; crack’s initial rise, 53; cultural innovations, 43–44; community decline, 38–43; demographics, 35; early images, 37–38; gangs, 40–41; Grand Concourse Boulevard, 8, 37; heroin, 40; middle-class flight, 38
break dancing, 44
Brown, Lee, 107, no
Buenos Aires, Argentina, 46
burglary, 139–140
Bush, George, 74
Calderon, Felipe, 237
capitalism: and crime, 153–154, 211–215, 241–242
Camden, New Jersey, 64
Carter, James E., 43
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), 47, 159
Chambers brothers, 53
children: dealing drugs, 62. See also fathers; mothers
Chile, 46–47
Cloward, Richard, 5, 255n20

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  • The Stickup Kids - Race, Drugs, Violence, and the American Dream iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations (after Page 11 4) ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Preface xv
  • Introduction 1
  • Part One - Becoming Stickup Kids 33
  • One - The Rise of the South Bronx and Crack 35
  • Two - Crack Days- Getting Paid 56
  • Three - Rikers Island- Normalizing Violence 72
  • Four - The New York Boys- Tail Enders of the Crack Era 87
  • Five - Crack Is Dead 105
  • Part Two - Doing the Stickup 115
  • Six - The Girl 117
  • Seven - Gettin’ The Shit 136
  • Eight - Drug Robbery Torture 151
  • Nine - Splitting the Profits 176
  • Ten - Living the Dream- Life after a Drug Robbery 191
  • Part Three - Todo Tiene Su Final 203
  • Eleven - Fallen Stars 205
  • Conclusion 235
  • Notes 243
  • Index 267
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