Gang Politics

by Kristian Williams

Gang Politics

  • ISBN-13: 9781849354561
  • Author(s): Kristian Williams
  • Subject: Social services & welfare, criminology
  • Publisher: Ak Press
  • Imprint: Ak Press
  • Publication Date: 06-10-2022
  • Format: p/b

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In Gang Politics, Kristian Williams examines our society's understanding of social and political violence, what gets romanticised, misunderstood, or muddled. He explores the complex intersections between 'gangs' of all sorts - cops and criminals, Proud Boys and Antifa, Panthers and skinheads - arguing that government and criminality are intimately related, often sharing critical features. As society becomes more polarised and conflict more common, Williams's analysis is a crucial corrective to our usual ideas about the role violence might or should play in our social struggles.
About the book

In Gang Politics, Kristian Williams examines our society's understanding of social and political violence, what gets romanticised, misunderstood, or muddled. He explores the complex intersections between 'gangs' of all sorts - cops and criminals, Proud Boys and Antifa, Panthers and skinheads - arguing that government and criminality are intimately related, often sharing critical features. As society becomes more polarised and conflict more common, Williams's analysis is a crucial corrective to our usual ideas about the role violence might or should play in our social struggles.

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