Holding Your Square examines the meanings of masculinities within the social networks of the streets of a US citySaint Louis, Missouriand how these shaped perceptions and enactments of violence. Based on a large number of interviews with offenders, the author provides a rich description of life on the streets, contextualizing criminal violence within this deviant subculture, and with a specific focus on issues of gender. The book provides one of the most detailed descriptions yet of the forms masculinity takes in ...

Holding Your Square 2006, Willan Publishing (UK)

ISBN-13: 9781843921943