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untitled chapter 2: authenticity two main stories: opposition between blizzard and kemo and tosh 1. builds understanding of why ppl get stuck on cycles of poverty and violence 2.explains why gang is both and escape and trap that works of multiple levels. traps members and non- members. 3. gives hint on how injury can spark change in ppl. how it can activate and transform. injury is one of only ways out of the gang, in part because it breaks the gangs hold on you. why can’t ppl leave the gang? blizzards story struggles: 1. music industry 2. drug trade 1. well payed rappers ‘keeps it real’ to keep getting payed. if he tells lies, no one will buy their music. creates further injury for young ppl while producing profit. rap music appears to be a way out of gang life and out of violence, but to be a respected rapper you need a real tie to the gang life. to get out means you have to get in first. the struggle to be ‘authentic’ to ‘keep it real’ is a trap. drug trade is also trap. after war on drugs, increased production of drugs. after war in afghanistan, opium becomes cheaper and with better quality. escaping gang life means dealing with drugs. global geopolitics increased the drug trade. after war on afghanistan, communities like these flooded with drugs. review gentrification why has eastwood not been gentrified up to now—> pioneering stage, hipsters, do not come in there since it’s not a safe place to be who supports it and why? the church—>set up a business to do this work, development corporations (cities interested in it, capitalize on the cool factor …trying to engineer the cold factor). Against: grandmas, since 1)community connections 2)as rent goes up, some won’t be able to pay rent. even if own house they won’t be able to pay property tax. Gangs: shift from community service to a corporation. here’s hierarchies, rule book etc. what’s at risk is losing business moral regulation to change neighbourhood, also change people. how does one go about morally relegating a gang? Church, count gang members, what sort of trades happen… regulates. Church, most well funded in eastwood, in order to gain access eastwoodians need to show they have correct moral behaviour injury what causes it in eastwood? violence, illness, poverty, lack of opportunity, trauma, addiction, ability to walk freely in neighbourhood how does anth. approach the study of injury?

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