"Just Another Night on Crack Street" - Philippe Bourgois - New York Times and his book, "In Search of Respect"

"Just Another Night on Crack Street" - Philippe Bourgois - New York Times and his book, "In Search of Respect"

An Anthropologist on Fieldwork Leave from San Francisco State University Is Writing a Book About Street Culture in East Harlem

by: Philippe Bourgois | publication date: November 12, 1989 | Publication: New York Times Magazine |

"The heavyset undercover policeman pushed me across the ice-cream counter, spreadking my legs and poking me around the groin. As he came dangerously close to the bulge in my right pocket, I hissed in his ear, 'It's a tape recorder.' He snapped backward, releasing his grip on my neck, whisphering a barely audible, 'Sorry.' . . ."

An anthropologist does ethnographic research on East Harlem street culture.

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