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Mean Streets

Author : John Hagan
ISBN : 052164626X
Genre : Social Science
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This field study features intensive personal interviews of more than four hundred young people who have left home and school and are living on the streets of Toronto and Vancouver. The study examines why youth take to the streets, their struggles to survive there, their victimization and involvement in crime, their associations with other street youth, especially within "street families," their contacts with the police, and their efforts to rejoin conventional society. Major theories of youth crime are analyzed and reappraised in the context of a new social capital theory of crime.
Category: Social Science

Mean Streets

Author : Crush, Jonathan
ISBN : 9781920596118
Genre : Social Science
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This book powerfully demonstrates that some of the most resourceful entrepreneurs in the South African informal economy are migrants and refugees. Yet far from being lauded, they take their life into their hands when they trade on South Africa's "mean streets". The book draws attention to what they bring to their adopted country through research into previously unexamined areas of migrant entrepreneurship. Ranging from studies of how migrants have created agglomeration economies in Jeppe and Ivory Park in Johannesburg, to guanxi networks of Chinese entrepreneurs, to competition and cooperation among Somali shop owners, to cross-border informal traders, to the informal transport operators between South Africa and Zimbabwe, the chapters in this book reveal the positive economic contributions of migrants. these include generating employment, paying rents, providing cheaper goods to poor consumers, and supporting formal sector wholesalers and retailers. As well, Mean Streets highlights the xenophobic responses to migrant and refugee entrepreneurs and the challenges they face in running a successful business on the streets.
Category: Social Science

Hard Lives Mean Streets

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ISBN : 9781555537210
Genre : Social Science
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The first comprehensive assessment of the experience of violence among homeless women
Category: Social Science

Down These Mean Streets

Author : Keith R. A. DeCandido
ISBN : 9781416509684
Genre : Fiction
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As Triple X, a brand-new designer drug with devastating side effects, sweeps through the streets of New York, high school science teacher Peter Parker--and his alter ego Spider-Man--begins to suspect the drug may have originated with one of his most diabolical enemies, intent on destroying the arachnid superhero for all time. Original.
Category: Fiction

Mean Streets

Author : Peter McSherry
ISBN : 1550024027
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Peter McSherry recounts tales of his 30 years of driving cabs on the hard-bitten streets of Toronto.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Mean Streets

Author : Don Mitchell
ISBN : 9780820356914
Genre : Social Science
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The problem of homelessness in America underpins the definition of an American city: what it is, who it is for, what it does, and why it matters. And the problem of the American city is epitomized in public space. Mean Streets offers, in a single, sustained argument, a theory of the social and economic logic behind the historical development, evolution, and especially the persistence of homelessness in the contemporary American city. By updating and revisiting thirty years of research and thinking on this subject, Don Mitchell explores the conditions that produce and sustain homelessness and how its persistence relates to the way capital works in the urban built environment. He also addresses the historical and social origins that created the boundary between public and private. Consequently, he unpacks the structure, meaning, and governance of urban public space and its uses. Mitchell traces his argument through two sections: a broadly historical overview of how homelessness has been managed in public spaces, followed by an exploration of recent Supreme Court jurisprudence that expands our national discussion. Beyond the mere regulation of the homeless and the poor, homelessness has metastasized more recently, Mitchell argues, to become a general issue that affects all urbanites.
Category: Social Science

Mean Streets

Author : Jim Butcher
ISBN : 1440699941
Genre : Fiction
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Four bestselling fantasy authors present a collection of novellas about dark nights, cruel cities, and paranormal P.I.s—featuring Harry Dresden, John Taylor, Harper Blaine, and Remy Chandler. #1 New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher delivers a story in which Harry Dresden—Chicago's only professional wizard—tries to protect a friend from danger and ends up becoming a target himself... John Taylor is the best PI in the secret heart of London known as The Nightside. He can find anything. But locating the lost memory of a desperate woman may be his undoing in a thrilling noir tale from New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green... National bestselling author Kat Richardson’s Greywalker finds herself in too deep when a job in Mexico goes awry, and Harper Blaine is enmeshed in a tangle of dark family secrets and revenge from beyond the grave... An ancient being that lived among humanity for centuries is dead, and fallen angel-turned-Boston detective Remy Chandler has been hired to find out who—or what—murdered him in a whodunit by national bestselling author Thomas E. Sniegoski...
Category: Fiction

Mean Streets Witchcraft

Author : Melusine Draco
ISBN : 9781846943775
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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For the witch whose career confines them to an urban environment, regular Craft practice may often seem like a futile gesture, especially if home is a small, gardenless-flat. Even the suburbs can be magically incapacitating, if there is constant noise from traffic and neighbours. People work long hours, often setting off for work and getting home again in the dark during the winter months, without having the opportunity to notice the subtle changing of the seasons. Weekends are a constant battle with family, domestic chores and socialising. It's no wonder that the urban witch has little time left for magical and spiritual development. Mean Streets Witchcraft is a no holds barred approach to dealing with the constant barrage of psychic problems that confront the urban witch on a daily basis. Based on the teachings of a traditional Craft background, the author successfully manages to blend the Old Ways with practical contemporary practice.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Mean Streets Echo

Author : Sue Neacy
ISBN : 9781450216425
Genre : Fiction
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Press your cell phone button and you will die! PI Peggy d'Sousa finds this out the hard way. To snare a serial killer, Peggy has to crack hi-tech secrets, do some good old fashioned leg work that takes her all the way from Chicago to the red carpet of the Cannes Movie Festival. This is a fast moving romp which will leave you laughing.
Category: Fiction

Mean Streets And Raging Bulls

Author : Richard Martin
ISBN : 9780585080956
Genre : Performing Arts
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Explores how, since its apparent demise in the late fifties, the noir genre has been revitalized during the post-studio era.
Category: Performing Arts