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Street capital: Black cannabis dealers in a white welfare state

Sveinung Sandberg

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421203
eISBN:
9781447303602
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421203.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book introduces the worlds of young black men dealing cannabis at a drug scene called The River in Oslo, Norway. The lives of these men are structured by a huge and complex cannabis economy and ... More


Street capital

Sveinung Sandberg and Willy Pedersen

in Street capital: Black cannabis dealers in a white welfare state

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421203
eISBN:
9781447303602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421203.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter demonstrates the fruitfulness of a theoretical framework when studying, for example, practical rationality, the social and historical process of embodied dispositions, and the complex ... More


The Street Casino: Survival in violent street gangs

Simon Harding

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781447317173
eISBN:
9781447317197
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447317173.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This work offers a new theoretical perspective on how young people survive the violent street gangs of south London. Using the principles of social field analysis and habitus from Pierre Bourdieu, ... More


The Game, the Stakes, the Players: Key Concepts

Simon Harding

in The Street Casino: Survival in violent street gangs

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781447317173
eISBN:
9781447317197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447317173.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter presents the formal theory of the book and introduces the key concepts of field theory and habitus and identifies the influence of Pierre Bourdieu. The gangs is identified as a field of ... More


Violence and street culture

Sveinung Sandberg and Willy Pedersen

in Street capital: Black cannabis dealers in a white welfare state

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421203
eISBN:
9781447303602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421203.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter observes that it is hard to find a direct link between so-called ‘traditional honour cultures’ and violence. It notes that the development of criminal and deviant subcultures is often ... More


Trajectories to The River

Sveinung Sandberg and Willy Pedersen

in Street capital: Black cannabis dealers in a white welfare state

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421203
eISBN:
9781447303602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421203.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter presents the life stories of three drug dealers – Daniel, Usman, and Hassan – who represent three different groups of dealers. It notes that the concept of ‘street capital’ helps one to ... More


Street dealing and drug markets

Sveinung Sandberg and Willy Pedersen

in Street capital: Black cannabis dealers in a white welfare state

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421203
eISBN:
9781447303602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421203.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter shows how the young men at The River set themselves up within an economy that, for all intents and purposes, runs alongside the normal white economy. It explains that the young men at ... More


Staying in the Game – and Playing to Win

Simon Harding

in The Street Casino: Survival in violent street gangs

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781447317173
eISBN:
9781447317197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447317173.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter considers how street capital is maintained which is done by being tested by Olders. This testing allows members to transition from the expressive to the instrumental repertoire. Examples ... More


Introduction

Sveinung Sandberg and Willy Pedersen

in Street capital: Black cannabis dealers in a white welfare state

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421203
eISBN:
9781447303602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421203.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter describes the street drug market known as ‘The River’ area, where the neighbourhood is an ethnically and socially mixed urban area. It notes that the river Akerselva divides Oslo – the ... More


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