By Scott Jacques,Richard Wright

ISBN-10: 022616408X

ISBN-13: 9780226164083

ISBN-10: 022616411X

ISBN-13: 9780226164113

When we predict approximately kids dealing medications, we have a tendency to photograph it taking place on city streets, in deprived, crime-ridden neighborhoods. yet medicines are used everywhere—even in upscale suburbs and top-tier excessive schools—and teenage clients within the suburbs are inclined to purchase medicinal drugs from their friends, purchasers who've their very own tradition and code, particular from their city counterparts.


In Code of the Suburb, Scott Jacques and Richard Wright provide a desirable ethnography of the tradition of suburban drug purchasers. Drawing on fieldwork between kids in a filthy rich suburb of Atlanta, they conscientiously parse the complex code that governs relationships between purchasers, , police, and different suburbanites. That code differs from the single through city drug purchasers in a single the most important appreciate: while city drug purchasers see violent vengeance as an important to prestige and protection, the other is right for his or her suburban opposite numbers. As Jacques and Wright express, suburban drug buyers accord prestige to planned avoidance of clash, which is helping preserve their drug markets extra peaceful—and, accordingly, much less more likely to be spotted by way of legislation enforcement.


Offering new perception into either the little-studied zone of suburban drug dealing, and, by means of extension, the extra prevalent city kind, Code of the Suburb could be of curiosity to students and coverage makers alike.

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