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The Resource Gangs of Russia : from the streets to the corridors of power, Svetlana Stephenson

Gangs of Russia : from the streets to the corridors of power, Svetlana Stephenson

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Gangs of Russia : from the streets to the corridors of power
Title
Gangs of Russia
Title remainder
from the streets to the corridors of power
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Svetlana Stephenson
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Language
eng
Summary
Since their spectacular rise in the 1990s, Russian gangs have remained entrenched in many parts of the country. Some gang members have perished in gang wars or ended up behind prison bars, while others have made spectacular careers off the streets and joined the Russian elite. But the rank and file of gangs remain substantially incorporated into their communities and society as a whole, with bonds and identities that bridge the worlds of illegal enterprise and legal respectability. In Gangs of Russia, Svetlana Stephenson explores the secretive world of the gangs. Using in-depth interviews with gang members, law enforcers, and residents in the city of Kazan, together with analyses of historical and sociological accounts from across Russia, she presents the history of gangs both before and after the arrival of market capitalism. Contrary to predominant notions of gangs as collections of maladjusted delinquents or illegal enterprises, Stephenson argues, Russian gangs should be seen as traditional, close-knit male groups with deep links to their communities. Stephenson shows that gangs have long been intricately involved with the police and other state structures in configurations that are both personal and economic. She also explains how the cultural orientations typical of gangs<U+0127> �emphasis on loyalty to one's own, showing toughness to outsiders, exacting revenge for perceived affronts and challenges<U+0127> �are not only found on the streets but are also present in the top echelons of today's Russian state.--
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1962-
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Stephenson, Svetlana
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Gangs
  • Organized crime
  • Political corruption
  • Russia (Federation)
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Gangs of Russia : from the streets to the corridors of power, Svetlana Stephenson
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-267) and index
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text
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Contents
Introduction: In the Shadow of the State 1. Street Organizations and Gangs in Russia 2. The Transformation of Gangs in the 1990s 3. The Business of Bandit Gangs: From Predation to Assimilation 4. Gang Organization 5. Street Trajectories 6. The Gang in the Community 7. Life according to the Poniatiia: The Gang's Code 8. Navigating the World of Violence 9. Gang Culture and the Wider Russian Society Conclusion: Out of the Shadows? Appendix. Development of Tatarstan Gangs: Three Examples Key to Interviewees Methodological Note Glossary References Index
Control code
FIEb1775009x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 277 pages
Isbn
9781501700248
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)904801125
Label
Gangs of Russia : from the streets to the corridors of power, Svetlana Stephenson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-267) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: In the Shadow of the State 1. Street Organizations and Gangs in Russia 2. The Transformation of Gangs in the 1990s 3. The Business of Bandit Gangs: From Predation to Assimilation 4. Gang Organization 5. Street Trajectories 6. The Gang in the Community 7. Life according to the Poniatiia: The Gang's Code 8. Navigating the World of Violence 9. Gang Culture and the Wider Russian Society Conclusion: Out of the Shadows? Appendix. Development of Tatarstan Gangs: Three Examples Key to Interviewees Methodological Note Glossary References Index
Control code
FIEb1775009x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 277 pages
Isbn
9781501700248
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)904801125

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