ANTA02 – In Search of Respect; Chapter 1
VIOLATING APARTHEID IN U.S.
Parameters of violence/power/generosity:
Assertion/rumors about Ray’s violence = integral to running network of crack houses effectively.
- Upward mobility in underground econ req’s systematic & effective use of violence against colleagues –
neighbours – and to some extent, oneself.
- This irrational/barbaric violence reinterpreted in logic of underground econ = long-term investment
into ones “human capital development” & public relations.
- Must still be capable to reciprocate friendship – ie not all followers loyal out of fear/violence.
Bourdieu’s analytical category - Cultural Capital:
Capable of fathoming the intricate rules and regulations of a society.
- Ie Ray lacked cultural capital to succeed in “real world” because he was illiterate, didn’t understand
bureaucracy, paper work, licensing etc.
Racism and Culture of Terror:
Street culture vi