Selling Crack In El Barrio

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In search of respect: selling crack in El Barrio, is an ethnography written by Philippe Bourgois. The book’s focus is not about crack, but the situation that brought about the drug business in El Barrio otherwise known as East Harlem. East Harlem is located in Manhattan, New York, and has one of the worst unemployment rates and crime rates. There are many other problems plaguing the area such as drug abuse, poverty, disease and illness.
Bourgois was involves in participant observation while studying this culture in East Harlem, and his perspective was to explain the situation and poverty and suffering from not only a personal view but an ethical view, but he wanted to make sure the culture didn’t look bad, because, no culture is bad or good.

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