RACKETVILLE SLUMTOWN HAULBURG An Exploratory Study of Delinquent Subcultures.

Author: Spergel (Irving)
Year: 1964
Publisher: Univ. of Chicago Press.
Edition Details: 1st US edn.
Book Condition: Vg.
Price: 10.00
Hardback. Foreword by Lloyd E. Ohlin. Through intensive study of 3 different neighbourhoods in a large city, the author reveals an intimate connection between the socially organised system of opportunities in a neighbourhood and the dominant delinquent subculture of the alienated youth of the area. The unique contribution of this book is the sharply increased understanding which comes from a comparison of different neighbourhoods and their characteristic patterns of delinquent conduct. The author takes account of differences in the physical characteristics of the area, the ethnic composition of the population, family life and interaction between parents and children, occupation and income, and variations in the patterns of aspirations and expectations of success on the part of both adults and children. With Tables, Figures and Index. 211pp. 8vo. h/back. Ex-lib. with Library b/plate on fpd, and only 1 v. discreet no. stamp on copyright p., sl. wear to head of sp., library no. written neatly in white on tail of sp., small tape mk. on fr. cover o/w Vg. for an ex-lib. copy.


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