Final List - Gangs

Barbara Tsatsoulis-Bonnekessen (BARBARA@KUHUB.CC.UKANS.EDU)
Mon, 3 Apr 1995 21:37:31 -0500

With a big THANK YOU to all who send suggestions, here
is the list of gang ethnographies:

MacLeod, Jay: "Ain't No Making It"

"Girls in the Gang"

Wolf, Danny (1991) "The Rebels: A Brotherhood of Outlaw Bikers".
U. of Toronto Press

video "Heart Broken in Half" (or broken in two) [about Chicago]
video "Banging in Little Rock"

Williams, Terry "The Cocaine Kids: The Inside Story of a Teenage
Drug Ring"

Gaines, Donna: "Teenage Wasteland: Suburbia's Dead End Kids"

Sanchez, Jankowski, Martin (1991): "Islands in the Street" U. of
California Press

Shakur, Sanyika (aka Monster Kody Scott) (1993): "Monster:
The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member" Penguin

? (1991 or 1992) "There Are No Children Here" [children in
Chicago projects; Vice Lords' up-date]

Rodriguez, Luis "Always Running: Gang Days in L.A."
also "Always Running - La Vida Loca"

Thomas, Prir "Down These Mean Streets"

Muehlbauer, Gene and Laura Dodder (1983): "The Losers: Gang
Delinquency in an American Suburb" New York: Praeger

Willis, Paul (1977): "Learning To Labour" London: Gower {about
a classroom gang in Birmingham, England]

Horowitz, Ruth: "Honor and the American Dream" Rutgers [Chicano gangs]

Campbell, Anne (1984) The Girls in the Gang: A Report from New York
City" New York: Basil Blackwell

Monti, Daniel J. (1994): "Wannabe: Gangs in Surburbs and Schools"
Cambridge, MA: Blackwell.

Moore, Joan W. (1978) "Homeboys: Gangs, Drugs, and Prison in the Barrios
of Los Angeles" Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
(1991): "Going Down to the Barrio: Homeboys and Homegirls in
Change" Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

Barich, Bill: on white suburban gangs in southern California
some years back in The New Yorker

article in Washington Post on March 26 (Outlook section C1) "Lure
of the Latino Gang: When Immigrant Students Find Poverty,
Isolation, and a Life of Violence" [outskirts of Alexandria
and Arlington]

I find the women gangs especially intriguing and let you all know
which ethnography I will use this Summer.


Barbara Tsatsoulis-Bonnekessen
Dept. of Sociology & Anthropology
Washburn University
Division of Social Sciences & Humanities
Johnson County Community College