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The Resource Ballad of the bullet : gangs, drill music, and the power of online infamy, Forrest Stuart

Ballad of the bullet : gangs, drill music, and the power of online infamy, Forrest Stuart

Label
Ballad of the bullet : gangs, drill music, and the power of online infamy
Title
Ballad of the bullet
Title remainder
gangs, drill music, and the power of online infamy
Statement of responsibility
Forrest Stuart
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Drawing on two years of ethnographic fieldwork and over 150 interviews with gang-affiliated youth in the "Taylor Park" neighborhood on Chicago's South Side, Ballad of the Bullet reveals that those coming of age in America's poorest neighborhoods are developing new, creative, and online strategies for making ends meet. Dislocated by the erosion of the crack economy and the splintering of corporatized gangs, these young people exploit the unique affordances of digital social media to capitalize on an emerging online market for urban violence (or, more accurately, a market for the representation of urban violence). In the past, violence functioned primarily as a means of social control, allowing urban youth to compete in illegal street markets and defend the social statuses otherwise denied to them by mainstream society. Today, with the rise of platforms like YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter, violence has become a premier cultural commodity in and of itself. By amassing millions of clicks, views, and followers, these young people convert their online displays of violence into vital offline resources, including cash, housing, drugs, sex, and, for a very select few, a ticket out of poverty"--
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Stuart, Forrest
Dewey number
364.106/60977311
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6439.U7
LC item number
C387 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gangs
  • Violence
  • Social media
  • Technology and youth
  • Urban poor
Target audience
adult
Label
Ballad of the bullet : gangs, drill music, and the power of online infamy, Forrest Stuart
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 273 pages
Isbn
9780691194431
Lccn
2019036488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1126338205
  • (OCoLC)1126338205
Label
Ballad of the bullet : gangs, drill music, and the power of online infamy, Forrest Stuart
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 273 pages
Isbn
9780691194431
Lccn
2019036488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1126338205
  • (OCoLC)1126338205

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