Doing the Business: Entrepreneurship, the Working Class, and Detectives in the East End of London

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$135.00
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OUP Oxford
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272
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5.5 X 8.5 X 0.75 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
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Hardcover
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9780198255987

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About the Author

Dick Hobbs is Professor of Sociology. He worked in a number of manual and clerical jobs before training as a schoolteacher and working in London schools. He undertook postgraduate work at the LSE and the University of Surrey, and worked at the Centre for Criminological Research at the University of Oxford, and briefly at the Polytechnic of Central London, before taking up a post at Durham University in 1990 where he worked in both the Sociology and Law Departments. He joined the LSE in September 2005.His interests focus on ethnographic work, working class entrepreneurship, the sociology of deviance, professional and organized crime, violence, drug markets, and the night-time economy. Dick Hobbs is currently working on a book looking at the sociology of organized crime in the UK. He is also working on a 4 volume edited collection on ethnography, and a collaborative book on the policing and security implications of the 2012 Olympics.

Reviews

"One the basis of fieldwork (and life experience) and a tour-de-force revisionist history of policing, Dick Hobbs presents a rich and systematic dramaturgical analysis of a way of life and a style of policing."--American Journal of Sociology
"Everybody has a vision of the East End. It could be a foggy Victorian street filled with Michael Caine soundalikes, jolly Cockneys eating jellied eels and having a good knees up, wide boys and spivs shifting dubiously obtained consumer items down the market....Hobb's vision of the East End absorbs
all those ideas and more...a fascinating overall picture of East End culture."--New Statesman and Society


"One the basis of fieldwork (and life experience) and a tour-de-force revisionist history of policing, Dick Hobbs presents a rich and systematic dramaturgical analysis of a way of life and a style of policing."--American Journal of Sociology
"Everybody has a vision of the East End. It could be a foggy Victorian street filled with Michael Caine soundalikes, jolly Cockneys eating jellied eels and having a good knees up, wide boys and spivs shifting dubiously obtained consumer items down the market....Hobb's vision of the East End absorbs
all those ideas and more...a fascinating overall picture of East End culture."--New Statesman and Society

"One the basis of fieldwork (and life experience) and a tour-de-force revisionist history of policing, Dick Hobbs presents a rich and systematic dramaturgical analysis of a way of life and a style of policing."--American Journal of Sociology
"Everybody has a vision of the East End. It could be a foggy Victorian street filled with Michael Caine soundalikes, jolly Cockneys eating jellied eels and having a good knees up, wide boys and spivs shifting dubiously obtained consumer items down the market....Hobb's vision of the East End absorbs all those ideas and more...a fascinating overall picture of East End culture."--New Statesman and Society


"One the basis of fieldwork (and life experience) and a tour-de-force revisionist history of policing, Dick Hobbs presents a rich and systematic dramaturgical analysis of a way of life and a style of policing."--American Journal of Sociology


"Everybody has a vision of the East End. It could be a foggy Victorian street filled with Michael Caine soundalikes, jolly Cockneys eating jellied eels and having a good knees up, wide boys and spivs shifting dubiously obtained consumer items down the market....Hobb's vision of the East End absorbs all those ideas and more...a fascinating overall picture of East End culture."--New Statesman and Society


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