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The culture and politics of contemporary street gang memoirs 1 edition

The culture and politics of contemporary street gang memoirs
Josephine Metcalf

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The culture and politics of contemporary street gang memoirs
Josephine Metcalf

Published 2012 by University Press of Mississippi in Jackson .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Books making a killing : an introduction
From rage to rap and prison to print : social, cultural, and commercial contexts of emergence
Homeboys between hard covers : scholarly approaches to the study of gang memoirs
Killer books: the representations and politics of violence in gang memoirs
Brothers who could kill with words : language, literacy, and the quest for education in gang memoirs
Murderer, monster, novelist, or Nobel nominee? : press reception and media constructions
Quick reads for reluctant readers : consuming gang memoirs
Conclusions: still running
Notes
Bibliography
Index.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
364.106/60973
Library of Congress
HV6439.U5 M48 2012

The Physical Object

Pagination
p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25102053M
ISBN 13
9781617032813, 9781617032820
LC Control Number
2011045390

History

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