Youth Gangs, Violence and Social Respect

Exploring the Nature of Provocations and Punch-Ups

  • Rob White

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
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  12. Back Matter
    Pages 191-227

About this book


This is the first book dedicated to Australian youth gangs, exploring the subtleties and nuances of street life for young men and their quest for social respect. The key focus is on group violence and the ways in which the 'gang' provides a forum for the expression of this violence.


Australia gangs violence youth culture neighbourhoods street life social respect gang identity intervention Nation nature Transnational

Authors and affiliations

  • Rob White
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  1. 1.University of TasmaniaAustralia

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