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Gangs free pdf Street gangs have exploded in popularity worldwide. Tattoos, baggy pants, tagging, gangsta style clothes -- this unspoken threat is always just around the corner in most of the world's major cities. In search of a sense of identity and belonging that their world has denied them, young people are pushed into gangs by a witch's brew of violence, guns, drugs, racism, poverty, families under pressure, and ever-widening slums. "Gangs" exposes the roots of the problem, from the "bidonvilles" of France to the "favelas" of Brazil. It offers a startling analysis of the complicity of the adult world, as well as hard-hitting reforms that might just undermine the appeal of gang life. Most of all, it shows that we fail to understand gangs at our peril.

About Richard Swift

Richard Swift is an internationally regarded journalist and former editor of "New Internationalist" magazine. He has done stories from many parts of the world on issues as varied as famine and the plight of farmers, slums, the prison system and struggles for national liberation. Swift is author of "The No-Nonsense Guide to Democracy" and "Trigger Issues: Mosquito," and editor of "Ties That Bind: Canada and the Third World." He has also worked as a radio journalist. He lives in Toronto.

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Author : Richard Swift
Publisher : Groundwood Books
Data Published : 01 March 2012
ISBN : 088899978X
EAN : 9780888999788
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 144 pages
Age + : 10-14 years
Language : English
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