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Anthro paper 1

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Sid Goyal Anthropology 101 2/20/08 Chivens Worker Paper 1 Phillipe Bourgois book, In Search of Respect, is an ethnographic study of social marginalization in inner-city America. The initial critical argument for Bourgois is the idea that many of the inner-city residents are not able to achieve the American dream, due to the social marginalization of our country. Then as his writing unfolds, it is illustrated that...

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Sid Goyal Anthropology 101 2/20/08 Chivens Worker Paper 1 Phillipe Bourgois book, In Search of Respect, is an ethnographic study of social marginalization in inner-city America. The initial critical argument for Bourgois is the idea that many of the inner-city residents are not able to achieve the American dream, due to the social marginalization of our country. Then as his writing unfolds, it is illustrated that the actual dealers of El Barrio place more of the blame on themselves than on the political system of the country. He uncovers the hidden life of the crack dealers in El Barrio, and is therefore able to demonstrate the often-misunderstood life of inner-city culture. Primary factors that convey this are the first hand accounts of the dealers thoughts, ambitions, and fears. The fieldwork conducted and presented in this anthropological novel holds a great significance, and is the primary tool used by Bourgois to stress the social marginalization in inner-city America. Bourgois realized quickly that a vast difference existed between the town he was living and the majority of communities of America was realized when he was personally assaulted by the police. Bourgois stated that many officers stopped, searched, harassed, and humiliated him on a regular basis. In the book, Bourgois describes a particular incident where two officers verbally abused him, despite his many attempts to treat the police with courtesy. They threatened to have him apprehended if he were found roaming the streets, and the officers even went so far as to encourage him to buy his drugs in a white neighborhood (Bourgois 31). Bourgois illustrates that these cops are from bluecollar families, and his presentation as a member of the drug society would disgust them, but revealing his true intentions would insult them. This incident emphasizes the idea of Sid Goyal Anthropology 101 2/20/08 Chivens Worker whiteness and the officers distrust of all people in this neighborhood correlates with the social marginalization of America. This is evident because in another society an educational study would be accepted and approved, but in this instance the officer just assumes Bourgois to be on crack and hallucinating stories. Primo eventually reveals that he hates everything to do with the crack life, even the money because the lifestyle causes him to exhaust all of his expenses and time (Bourgois 97-98). Initially the conversations start with the discussion of how Primo was first set up in the crack house, and how the relationships and events in his life occurred. At this point he reveals that I was getting paid back in them days (Bourgois 90). This is referring to his work at the crackhouse, but he also had another job. This discussion eventually led Bourgois to realize that Primo preferred the honest money, however, the lack of money provided by the Yacht Club job was not enough to provide him with stability forcing him into the crackhouse management. Bourgois went on to claim that, the crack dealers end up remaining penniless because of their binging habits, that actually reflect mainstream America. He also compares the worse working conditions in the crackhouse as other reasons why the dealers would much rather make money through legal jobs (Bougois 91-98). These conversations and ideas emphasize social marginalization because of the exclusion of these individuals in mainstream society because of their inability to join the work force. After completing the book and reflecting on the messages presented by Bourgois it is very fascinating to see that all the workers see the social marginalization as described above a fault of their own. This is initially conveyed in the second chapter, but the Sid Goyal Anthropology 101 2/20/08 Chivens Worker completion of Bourgois ethnographic study reveals that whether consciously or subconsciously the social marginalization of the inner city is a cycle the is established by location, outside perception and inability of the inner city residents to overcome their environment. The location is discussed by Bourgois in relation to the history and structure of the society, and provides a reason as the development of the grouping of inner city struggles. This eventually causes a rift between the poor and rich, which lead the establishment of common mainstream perceptions of the inner city, which Bourgois does a good job to contradict the common sense of outsiders by describing the safety he and his family felt on page 32 and 33. However, the idea of personal responsibility which also stemmed from the personal history of the neighborhood - was very surprising and offered the most significant insight of this study. Bourgois stated that, They, like most people in the United States, firmly believe in individual responsibility. For the most part, they attribute their marginal living conditions to their own psychological or moral failings. They rarely blame society; individuals are always accountable (54). This revelation is fascinating for two reasons: it demonstrates the understanding of the people of the inner city that it would take great inner perseverance to overcome the marginalization, and also that this understanding lead to the downfall of the inner city. This represents the cycle of the history of the people of the inner city. Bourgois illustrates that the residents of the inner city, even the crack dealers want to be a part of the mainstream society, but are unable to because of their own pride that holds them back. Then this pride is misconstrued by the public, which causes a even Sid Goyal Anthropology 101 2/20/08 Chivens Worker greater rift, causing the people of the inner city to resort to other ways to survive, and just fuels to the marginalization. This cycle can only be broken by a conscious effort of both societies, and also by the restructuring of the inner city, so that the personal responsibility placed on the inner city residents can be overcome, while the mainstream stereotypes can be broken. Sid Goyal Anthropology 101 2/20/08 Chivens Worker Bibliography Bourgois, Philippe. In Search of Respect. New York: Cambridge UP, 2003.

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