The truce : lessons from an L.A. gang war /

This ethnography of a gang war in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Oakwood, just blocks from the famed Venice Beach boardwalk, provides a rare eyewitness account of the urban violence pervasive in the recent history of the United States. With seventeen people killed and more than fifty injured, the h...

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Main Author: Umemoto, Karen.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2006.
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Table of Contents:
  • Urban conflict in multicultural cities
  • Understanding the morphology of conflict
  • The geography of multiple publics in Venice
  • Law enforcement policy and the Oakwood plan
  • The racialization of a gang war
  • Firefighters : suppression from without
  • Mediators : negotiation from within
  • Transforming racial conflict.