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White, R, Gangs, The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory, B Turner (ed), New York (2017) [Entry]

DOI: doi:10.1002/9781118430873.est0655


This entry describes the main conceptual debates and theoretical explanations for "gangs." After distinguishing between positivist (or realist) and constructivist (or critical) accounts of the gangs phenomenon, it outlines three key approaches to the study of gangs those based upon analysis of class (and marginalization), gender (and masculinity), and race/ethnicity (and racism/colonialism).

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Item Type:Entry
Keywords:gangs, social theory, class, gender, race
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Policy and administration
Research Field:Social policy
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Community services
Objective Field:Social class and inequalities
UTAS Author:White, R (Professor Rob White)
ID Code:130299
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2019-01-18
Last Modified:2019-01-18

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