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Write a 3 page review of the ethnography In Search of Respect, by Philippe Bourgois, in which you respond to one of the following questions: Explain the title of the book. Why is “Respect” a central concept? How is it important for the residents of El Barrio and how is it important for the analysis of the anthropologist? What is the “structure vs. agency debate” and how is this addressed in Bourgois’ ethnography of street culture? What does an anthropological (ethnographic) perspective contribute to the study (understanding, explanation of “social problems” – in this case, drug use and inner city poverty? What are the limitations of a study like this? How does Bourgois represent and interpret local perspectives and practices related to a) race and ethnicity or b) gender

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