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Ch 4 Notes In Search of Respect

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University of Toronto Scarborough
Maggie Cummings

Chapter 4: Goin Legit: Disrespect and Resistance at Work ANTA02 Almost everyone in Rays network had history of working legally at young age o By the time most were 21 they had failed to keep a legal job Structural problem of legal jobs: o When Puerto Ricans were moving into factor based economies on New York, when those jobs were becoming obsolete o Factory jobs have been drastically reduced while service jobs have increased o Finance, Real estate and Insurance jobs took over (FIRE) According to the author, the made a cultural clashing effect o Puerto Ricans found it difficult to function in upper-middleclass white world where they have to show public obedience contradict with street culture for personal dignity Males are socialized to not accept public subordination Resistance, Laziness, and Self-Destruction Dealers see leaving the legal world as rebellious, but want to go back to legal world all the time They hate the working conditions and pay, but fear they are themselves lazy or incompetent Caesar liked to be in control, when he makes money illegally he does what he wants with it o He makes very little, but its enough to do what he wants (drugs) o When he had a legal job he did crack and was taxed heavily First Fired Last Fired No one in Rays network considered themselves victims because they lived in a bubble where the underground economy was the norm o Were not aware that they were socially and economically disadvantaged Primo was unaware of the economys impact on him finding a job, which led him to blame his counselor for not finding a job www.notesolution.com
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