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Ch 1 Notes In Search of Respect

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Department
Anthropology
Course Code
ANTA02H3
Professor
Maggie Cummings

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Chapter 1: Violating Apartheid in the United States
ANTA02
Between 1985 and 1990, most of the time was spent at Ray’s crackhouses, a Puerto
Rican man
Learning Street Smarts
Book is mostly about Primo, a manager at one of Ray’s crackhouses
The Parameters of Violence, Power and Generosity
Ray was leader of TCC (The Cheeba [marijuana] Crew) and la Mafia Boba (the sly
Mafia), which Primo was part of as a child
Primo is afraid of Ray because he raped a bum before
Ray even wanted to kill his best friend Luis because he wasnt trusted
oLuis was Primos first cousin
Violence against others is needed to protect oneself and prevent rip-offs
oPrimo ad Caesar saw it as necessary so others dont try to take advantage of
you
oCaesar is Primos lookout
The Barriers of Cultural Capital
Ray was smart drug dealer but didnt have skill necessary to function in legal world
Confronting Race, Class, and the Police
Philippe was white, so others thought he was an undercover, so he was avoided
oCops assumed he was a drug addict, so got harassed by them
Cops didnt think author belonged in Harlem and didnt believe he was an
anthropologist, would get mad if he tried to be polite and explain
Racism and the Culture of Terror
Michael Taussig said culture of terror is how violence dominates a vulnerable society
oMainstream society de-humanizes victims
oPeacefully majority isolates themselves from street culture and internalize
racist beliefs
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Chapter 1: Violating Apartheid in the United States ANTA02 Between 1985 and 1990, most of the time was spent at Rays crackhouses, a Puerto Rican man Learning Street Smarts Book is mostly about Primo, a manager at one of Rays crackhouses The Parameters of Violence, Power and Generosity Ray was leader of TCC (The Cheeba [marijuana] Crew) and la Mafia Boba (the sly Mafia), which Primo was part of as a child Primo is afraid of Ray because he raped a bum before Ray even wanted to kill his best friend Luis because he wasnt trusted o Luis was Primos first cousin Violence against others is needed to protect oneself and prevent rip-offs o Primo ad Caesar saw it as necessary so others dont try to take advantage of you
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