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Author Bogazianos, Dimitri A.

Title 5 grams : crack cocaine, rap music, and the War on Drugs / Dimitri A. Bogazianos.

Imprint New York : New York University Press, 2012.


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Description 1 online resource (x, 206 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
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Series Alternative criminology series
Alternative criminology series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Crack, rap, and the punitive turn -- The invisible hand holds a gun: law and policy in the lethal regulation of crack -- Rap puts crack to work -- Things done changed: the rise of new school violence -- Training and humiliation -- Facing the corporation.
Summary "In 2010, President Barack Obama signed a law repealing one of the most controversial policies in American criminal justice history: the one hundred to one sentencing disparity between crack cocaine and powder whereby someone convicted of "simply" possessing five grams of crack--the equivalent of a few sugar packets--had been required by law to serve no less than five years in prison. In this highly original work, Dimitri A. Bogazianos draws on various sources to examine the profound consequences of America's reliance on this punishment structure, tracing the rich cultural linkages between America's War on Drugs, and the creative contributions of those directly affected by its destructive effects. Focusing primarily on lyrics that emerged in 1990s New York rap, which critiqued the music industry for being corrupt, unjust, and criminal, Bogazianos shows how many rappers began drawing parallels between the "rap game" and the "crack game." He argues that the symbolism of crack in rap's stance towards its own commercialization represents a moral debate that is far bigger than hip hop culture, highlighting the degree to which crack cocaine--although a drug long in decline--has come to represent the entire paradoxical predicament of punishment in the U.S. today."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Drug control -- United States.
Crack (Drug) -- United States.
Sentences (Criminal procedure) -- United States.
Narcotic laws -- United States.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Infrastructure.
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Title Five grams : crack cocaine, rap music, and the War on Drugs
Other Form: Print version: Bogazianos, Dimitri A. 5 grams. New York : New York University Press, 2012 9780814787007 (DLC) 2011028191 (OCoLC)724667521
ISBN 0814723063 (electronic bk.)
9780814723067 (electronic bk.)
9780814725160 (ebook)
0814725163 (ebook)
9780814787007 (hardback ; acid-free paper)
0814787002 (hardback ; acid-free paper)
9780814787014 (pbk. ; acid-free paper)
0814787010 (pbk. ; acid-free paper)
Standard No. ebc865430
AU@ 000050212470
AU@ 000052906603
DEBBG BV042969626
DEBBG BV044162740
DEBSZ 397247222
DEBSZ 423773216
DEBSZ 449286061
NZ1 14249956
NZ1 16175165

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